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We were running Question2Answer for a bit, though we're currently working on an in house clone of it, since we have a few unusual needs and had to do a fair number of new features anyway. However, our experience with it was positive for the most part - the developer is fairly active, and it was fairly problem free for running a small Q&A site.


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You might want to try Knowledgetree, Liferay or Alfresco. Depends on your needs, but could even be good idea to use Redmine, Drupal, or Joomla. It quite depends on the case, people to maintain it, etc.


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It really depends upon what's important to you. As far as the most Sharepoint-like solution goes, IMO Al Fresco is it (that's good to some, but bad to others... depends on what you need). For publishing of documents, Drupal and Joomla would be a better choice, and they can be extended very well with plugins provided by their large and active communities. ...


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Olark is gaining some momentum in the startups / smaller more dynamic sites space. AFAIK the high-level picture of Olark is: Javascript-only on the website with a hosted backend (SaaS monthly subscription) and browser- and mobile clients based on common Instant Messaging protocols.


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Here they are some more: http://www.volusion.com/live-chat/software.asp [FREE AND COMMERCIAL] http://www.livezilla.net/home/en/ [ONLY COMMERCIAL] http://www.providesupport.com/prices/index.html [ONLY COMMERCIAL]


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You maybe found what you need with Microsoft WebMatrix. Composite C1 (directly available in WebMatrix) is an Open Source heavily customizable CMS in C#, that can allow you to use it as an album application. You can also take a look to Photo Gallery Wall C#, a Silverlight Photo Gallery based on this tutorial (here a demonstration).


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I can definitively tell you that it's not a good idea to use a custom CMS. I've worked in a web agency in the past (late in 2006) where we've build a custom cms that we deploy for many client. From the beginning it was a really good idea because current developper really know the cms, we can do every thing we want in every way we want. But, time passing, ...


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Maybe one of these is of use for you: opauth to interface with authentication providers or uLogin for adding secure login and authentication capabilities. You would be able to develop the specifics on your own (remember me ...) but make a great use of proven basics.


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After more research, I found DadaMail (http://dadamailproject.com/) and poMMo (http://pommo.org/Main_Page)... but as much as I wanted to install a dedicated program for each of my websites, I think I'm going to recommend a dedicated offsite service for myself and my customers... MailChimp.com I have not used it yet but I signed up and imported a few email ...


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You normally won't be able to set up an XMPP server on a normal shared host, but you could always call support & ask - they might have something, but chances are they either don't or it'll cost a bit. Some hosts do offer XMPP hosting though, so it can't hurt to ask. You also might want to look into a virtual private server to run your own, if you're ...


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CiviCRM with CiviEvent http://freeseat.sourceforge.net/ Drupal with a combination of modules like Signup, Event, Ubercart, and UberCart Signup Try searching Google for open source ticket sales software


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Wufoo is a really famous form service. I have used it in the past and I was very happy with it. Google Forms is also a pretty good solution, if you don't need to generate complex forms and if you don't have strict integration requirements. There are several other alternatives if you search for form generator.


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I think the problem is the number of new open source repositories that have emerged in the last few years and SF seems to be following behind. I personally have my software listed on SF but since SF doesn't really support Bazaar, I have the code (and most of the project) hosted on Launchpad. You might be thinking that the majority of projects on SF are ...


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You could try using the <audio> tag and loop it using the onendedattribute. I'm not sure about the cross-platform compatibility of this solution, but it has to be better than Flash, which won't work on the iPad, iPhone or many other mobile devices. Then you just need a server-side script to generate small audio clips of a particular frequency. I.e. ...


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In the past, I've done limited A/B testing and just used a modulus operator on the page to split on a random number. Then I showed one or the other items, and tracked in the log file... Not ideal I know. I did see this though that may give you more info down the path you're looking for... ...


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Well, you might still pick one of the open source solutions and keep upgrading your Q&A site as the software matures. If you need more info about askbot - that's the one I am developing - just drop by at the site and ask or email admin@askbot.org. With askbot upgrades are normally painless and the product is stable. There are more test cases than in ...


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Freebase is a great option as Osvaldo mentioned, some others that look interesting (haven't personally tested them but have browsed / heard mention of): http://opendata.socrata.com/ http://www.infochimps.com/search?query=&view=list&price_category=free&dataset_type=&has_categories=&order=balanced Although not a list of useable data sets ...


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Freebase has structured data on approximately 20 million topics or entities. http://wiki.freebase.com/wiki/What_is_Freebase%3F http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freebase_%28database%29


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There is no form of challenge that your app could anticipate and respond to that would not also be falsifiable (the closest approximation would be to give your app's users filesystem access on your server to view source and review checksums). Additionally, if your app stores, sends, or receives sensitive data, the app itself is not the only potential ...


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I haven't seen any especially unique name for these, just them referred to as suggestion boxes. All Our Ideas operates as a service, but the software is open and available on Github. BBYIDX is a similar offering that oddly enough had its start at Best Buy. If you want to get more hands-on, the WordPress Ideas(and Kvetch) areas are almost certainly built on ...


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The featured you explained could be easily achieved keeping drupal as base. It will just 2-3 days work. Follow these steps. Install Drupal. Create content types for Maintenance requests, Architectural violations, Architectural change applications. Use CCK to create all custom fields that you may require for each. Use this module or this one for mapping ...


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If you don't mind using a hosted solution, then Paypal already has everything that you need to sell services online, including a shopping cart. The fact that they will handle the payment process makes it a very easy solution. Furthermore, users of your service do not need a Paypal account to buy, they can pay with a credit card.


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I have developed, modified and replaced a host of zc and oscommerce websites in time. I would wholehartedly recommend moving the Magento. The community edition is feature packed and widely used. It is by no means 'perfect' but is continuously improving and was most recently acquired by eBay. The major issues for ecommerce sites are related to navigation ...


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There is a list of some on Wikipedia. However, picking one depends on what kind of set-up you have, and of course there are more out there then those on the list! For example, if you have Sonos system(s) set-up where you are streaming then perhaps you might want to use their own system. On the other hand, if you just want to have literally a server which ...


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I'm fond of Icecast, the open source version of Shoutcast which is popular for Internet streaming. It hasn't had a new official release in a few years, but one developer has his own branch that's added some extra features and bug fixes.


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That is easy with Drupal (licensed under GPL 2). Download Drupal 7 (Recommended release) and install it. You need PHP and a database (e. g. MySQL). Drupal comes with 3 of your 4 features out of the box: Go to Administration » Configuration » People » Account settings. Under "Who can register accounts?" you can select "Visitors, but administrator ...


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You might want to have a look at JW Player : http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player http://developer.longtailvideo.com/trac/


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I haven't used GateIn, but we've used Liferay For a couple of production sites and have been pretty happy with it. Enterprise features that we've used extensively: multi-language multi-site (for serving web and mobile versions) structured content (for templating shops, restaurants, etc) Performance has been troublesome for us in the past. There is/was ...


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Alfresco or Nuxeo are probably the two open source projects closest to Sharepoint. I tend to particularly like Alfresco (we package it as a free download for BitNami) because of the out of the box network drive integration for Windows clients (it can be a bit tricky to configure though)


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To get apache/mysql/php running you can just install bitnami WAMPstack http://bitnami.org/stack/wampstack . It's free like all installers there, and they install with the typical wizzards, great for people new to all these things. You have there as well stacks for the mentioned Redmine, Drupal, LAMP and you might be interested in Moodle stack (it's for ...



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