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Old 05-20-2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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Where Can I Find A List of Open Source Software?


Hi

I'm looking for a list of business/commerce/advertising software package(s) (not operating systems). I can't seem to find them, I know they can't be that scarce. There are a lot of e-commerce packages available. However, I'm looking for one specifically for advertising of rental products/services.

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Tina
 
Old 05-20-2004, 08:30 PM   #2
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Probably the two easiest places to look would be sourceforge (sf.net) and freshmeat (freshmeat.net).
 
Old 05-20-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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Sourceforge, perhaps? Any particular type of package you're after?
 
Old 05-21-2004, 01:15 AM   #4
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Thanks. I'm checking out the sites.

I'm looking for a program similar to www.Craigslist.org. It would only handle rental items. Visitors/merchants would be able to upload their items and attach a link to their site. If you know anything even remotely close to this, please let me know where to find it.

Thanks.

TIna
 
Old 05-21-2004, 02:37 AM   #5
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You can check the software directory at :
http://www.gnu.org/directory/
 
Old 05-21-2004, 05:22 AM   #6
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Hi TSynergy,

I've had a quick peek at craiglist.org; from what i can see, what you're after is some sort of website content management system, yes?

I don't know of any specific packages as such - I'd be inclined to hack this myself, perhaps using PHP/MySQL.. But it really depends on how 'hands-on' you want to get. There will also be certain other constraints to consider, particularly in respect of any web host you use - bandwidth, available space, whether server-side stuff is allowed, etc.

Hope I've not gone off at too much of a tangent!
 
Old 05-21-2004, 07:02 AM   #7
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Hi

I've been going through the websites suggested. A Very good collection of programs. Much time spent just reading the descriptions. There are programs there that I can definitely use for other purposes, such as "Tdl - To-do list manager" http://www.gnu.org/directory/product...misc/tdl.html; "Perlfect - Web site indexing and searching application" http://www.gnu.org/directory/webauth...ectsearch.htm; and many others. So I'm quite pleased.

Regarding my search for a sort of 'website content management system' thank you for the description, finding one is proving to be a challenge. I have a cpu configured as a server, that's where the bulk of the data would be stored. There's a website already reserved for this. 'Hands-on' meaning extensive coding? 'Hack' meaning harmful or helpful to all involved? :

Thanks

Tina
 
Old 05-21-2004, 07:16 AM   #8
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hi,

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'Hands-on' meaning extensive coding? 'Hack' meaning harmful or helpful to all involved?
Er, well 'Hands-on' - yes, you would be looking at a certain amount of coding, but i can assure you that PHP isn't hugely difficult - i've managed with it, and i'm certainly no great programmer (i haven't got any experience with c, c++ etc)..

'Hacking' - nothing to do with the dodgy activities of virus writers etc, just referring to coding in general, and hopefully helpful!

if you want to get an idea, if only for interest's sake, of the various options for creating interactive web pages, have a look at www.sitepoint.com - they've got a wealth of information and some pretty good tutorials, too.
 
  


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