Looking for suggestions on a platform whether paid or open-source that would provide a intranet-like solution for document sharing, blog, events posting, etc.

Google Apps/Doc is not an option, needs to look somewhat professional and hosted on our domain. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  • What do you mean by intranet-like? Should the blogs/events/documents all be only accessible to company personnel? Dec 2 '10 at 0:25
  • Correct, this site would need to be private, authentication required.
    – jpbottle
    Dec 2 '10 at 16:09

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.


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.

If your need is tied to business process management -- such as oversight on active projects, then a product such as Active Collab would be a better fit. It's not very Sharepoint like, but many people try to build things in Sharepoint that are ready to roll in other off-the-shelf solutions.

Good luck. Have fun checking out these various solutions!


Open Atrium
Acquia Drupal Commons


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)


I'm not sure why you need the alternative. Anyway, as I know IBM-Websphere is java based solution which is an alternative for SharePoint.

  • 1
    We need an alternative since our team of developers are LAMP/Open-Source oriented. Thanks though!
    – jpbottle
    Dec 2 '10 at 16:10
  • I'm not sure Websphere is comparable to SharePoint. Jan 12 '11 at 13:11

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