Open Source Software
This section will help you locate the best open source software that really have made impact and will help you for your website development.
Joomla is a free and open source CMS or content management system for publishing content on the Internet and Intranet. It comprises a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can be used indepentedly also.
WordPress is an open source CMS, often used as a blog publishing application powered by PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plugin architecture and a templating system. It have many high quality themes available.
Drupal is a popular open source content management platform. Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites. Drupal is preferred by many because of it’s good technical design and focus on maintainability.
phpWebSite provides a complete web site content management system. Web-based administration allows for easy maintenance of interactive, community-driven web sites.
PHP-Fusion is a light-weight open-source content management system (CMS). PHP-Fusion is written in PHP and MySQL and includes a simple, comprehensive administration system. The most common features you would expect to see in many other CMS packages are included in PHP-Fusion including Discussion Forum, Photo Galleries, Post News and Articles, Member Registration, Downloads and many more.
Dotclear is an open source blog publishing application. It is relatively popular in French speaking countries, where it is used by several major blogging platforms. Dotclear has now attracted a solid team of developers. Dotclear's proposed aim is to develop a software that fully respects web standards based on open source solutions, with multilingual interface and publishing capabilities. It is written in PHP and proposes a choice of databases (SQLite, PostgreSQL, ...).
dotCMS is a free software open source web content management system (wCMS) for building and managing websites, content and content driven web applications. dotCMS includes features such as support for virtual hosting, structured content, clustering and can run on multiple databases PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL and Oracle. It also includes standard wCMS features like page caching, templating, and a API. There are a number of features and modules in dotCMS, including RSS feeds, AJAX calendar, a reporting engine, news listing, blogs, forums, user tracking and tagging, built in search engine and language internationalization to name a few.