Open Source Apps for The Revolution

According to Dan Bashaw and Mike Gifford, this is the Top 10 Open Source Tools for eActivism:

1. ActionApps (On-line Magazine/Content Sharing) http://www.apc.org/actionapps/

2. PostNuke (Slash Forums/Portals) http://www.postnuke.com/

3. Drupal (Blogs) http://drupal.org/

4. Active (News Posting) http://www.active.org.au/doc/

5. phpList (eNewsletters) http://www.phplist.com/

6. phpBB (Forums) http://www.phpBB.com/

7. WebCards (eCards/email2friends) http://webcards.sourceforge.net/

8. TWiki (Wiki/Group Documentation) http://www.twiki.org/

9. Back-End (eActions/ePetitions) http://www.back-end.org/

10. FPDF (eLeaflets/ePosters) (Dynamic PDF/Graphic Generation) http://www.fpdf.org/

I think they should have included Mambo Open Source http://www.mamboserver.com/

However, it’s a very good list. I have had intimate experience with a good handful of the apps listed. Tribe Life has a phpbb installation at the heart of it, with Mambo running the the CMS.

The expanded article is included at Designing for Civil Society.

Well worth reading if you’re interested in this sort of thing.

Originally read at: Die Puny Humans

Liked it? Take a second to join The Backroom Collective!
Just $1 a month can help us create safe spaces for women.

Comments

thegoddessroom

The Vault

sungoddess

mermaid, dayo's mama, water priestess, writer, web developer, omo yemoja, dos aguas, obsessive reader, sci-fi fan, trini-bajan, combermerian, second life, music, music, music!