The FOSS Landscape
Russell Searle
Principal Consultant, Psicom
Melbourne Joomla! User Group
27 March 2013
Free Open Source...
Agenda
• Group purpose
• Meeting plan
• Web hosting package installers
• Softaculous packages
• Demos
• Q&A
Purpose
• Promote and assist the use of free open source
applications to build integrated business systems
• A free open s...
Meeting plan
• Minimum 10 meetings a year:
• 6 – 10 demos of a FOSS business app
• 2 – 4 sessions on integration and orche...
Web hosting package installers
• Commonly provided with most web hosting plans:
• Fantastico
• Softaculous
• Installatron
...
Softaculous PHP apps
• Blogs
• Micro blogs
• Portals/CMS
• E-Commerce
• ERP
• Education
• Forums
• Image galleries
• Wikis...
Softaculous tools
• Javascript libraries
• PHP class library
Demos
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Free open source business apps landscape

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An introductory look at some of the FOSS product installers you get with a standard web hosting package, and the wide range of applications you can install on demand. Presented for the Free Open Source Business Apps group on 11 July 2013.

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Free open source business apps landscape

  1. 1. The FOSS Landscape Russell Searle Principal Consultant, Psicom Melbourne Joomla! User Group 27 March 2013 Free Open Source Business Apps Group 11 July 2013
  2. 2. Agenda • Group purpose • Meeting plan • Web hosting package installers • Softaculous packages • Demos • Q&A
  3. 3. Purpose • Promote and assist the use of free open source applications to build integrated business systems • A free open source business app: • Publicly offers at least one free edition or version • Publicly offers full source code for at least the free edition • Is licensed under an Open Source Initiative license
  4. 4. Meeting plan • Minimum 10 meetings a year: • 6 – 10 demos of a FOSS business app • 2 – 4 sessions on integration and orchestration • Other special events on demand
  5. 5. Web hosting package installers • Commonly provided with most web hosting plans: • Fantastico • Softaculous • Installatron • Run from web hosting control panel (Cpanel) • Package installers provide: • Rapid install, uninstall and version updates • Demos • Descriptions and links to product home site • Ratings and reviews
  6. 6. Softaculous PHP apps • Blogs • Micro blogs • Portals/CMS • E-Commerce • ERP • Education • Forums • Image galleries • Wikis • Social networks • Ad management • Calendars • Games • Mail • Polls/surveys • Project management • Guest books • Customer service • Music • Video • RSS • File managers • Other • Frameworks
  7. 7. Softaculous tools • Javascript libraries • PHP class library
  8. 8. Demos

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