Piwigo is an open sourced gallery package that is specifically designed for one purpose - creating and managing images. It does this one thing extremely well. It is fully featured and fairly easy to set up. The current feature set supports photo uploads, category organization, tagging, browsing by date, privacy settings per photo, many themes and plugins, commenting, multi-language support, stats and management tools, slideshows, metadata support, an API, friendly URLs, and spam filtering.
There are three options for installation.
1) You can download the package from Piwigo's download page
2) From the same page you can download an installation script which you run from your server or
3) You can choose a hosted solution.
In this particular tutorial, I'm using the first option - manually setting up the package. I'm doing this on my localhost on my Mac.
Fluxx is a new open source grants management and crm system. It was imagined by the folks at the Solpath project, launched in 2005, which was trying to build an open source grants management system with a collaboration of funders. While the project generated some great reports (I've read a one of them and at one time discussed the use of Drupal with them when contemplating building such a beast myself) it never brought any software to fruition. However, The Energy Foundation up and funded the project. Over the last 18 months, Fluxx was built on Ruby on Rails and was announced yesterday. As the one of the original architects of the CultureGrants Online project for WESTAF - this particular announcement interested me a great deal. I'll be downloading the source this weekend and setting it up to play.
In both the nonprofit and opensource world, there is the notion of a "commons" in which each community benefits. The idea of nonprofit or not-for-profit as a name confuses people. Indeed, a nonproft can and should make a profit. At very least it should cover its yearly costs.
In the first installment of discussing Remote Desktop, we covered how to set up a Mac to be accessed remotely and how to use a tool like Chicken of the VNC to access that computer over a local area network. To access the computer of the Internet is a tiny bit more complicated, but you've come this far.
First off, you need to know how to set up port forwarding on your router. This is usually a pretty simple process.
SourceForge.net is THE place to look for opensource software projects. As of the last time I checked, it had over 148,000 projects on the go with over 1.5 million users. That's a lot of programming muscle.
Some of the projects ask for donations--PhPMyAdmin is a good example. Some of the projects have become an industry standard--PhPMyAdmin is a good example.
What kinds of software projects can you find on SourceForge?