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  Asked By: Robin    Date: Mar 25    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1695

My one of the client interested in building Sharepoint in Open Source.
I dont have any idea...what are option of Sharepoint in open source.

One of friend suggested me to use Open Sharepoint.....its a good
alternate of Windows Sharepoint.

Guys, can u help me in choosing best option for my client.

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10 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Kundan Jambhale     Answered On: Mar 25

Really its gr8 to build sharepoint  in open  source.
I heard 2 months before after the microsoft released the office 2007, It is
going to make WSS v2.0 as open source.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Alyssa Butler     Answered On: Mar 25

SharePoint is a commercial product (and made up of several products). It is
not open  source. I'm not sure what you refer to when you say "Open
Sharepoint" as I've never heard of such thing so please elaborate. As for
Web parts and tools, there are many that are open source.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Katy Patton     Answered On: Mar 25

But when i say "Open Sharepoint"...i refer to complete FREE open  source
linux base technology.
There palenty of free open source  software are available which are much
better than MS Shapoint.

But i dont know which one to choose for my Client.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Ana Payne     Answered On: Mar 25

Personally I don't feel that open  source or not should be a deciding factor in
what you need. I would look at what the needs of the client  are and chose the
best tool for the job, given the constraints of the client (money,
infrastructure, supportability, maintainability, etc.). It really isn't about
open source, it's about what needs you have and what technologies help  you
deliver those needs.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Hema Hegde     Answered On: Mar 25

I completely agree with you that its clients needs that matters. "Customer
is always a King"

My idea  was to give all possible option  available to my clients & let him
choose the best for himself.

I'm just trying to explore "Content & document management " as solution, not
a single product as Sharepoint.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Lacey Daniels     Answered On: Mar 25

Without knowing your requirements, content and document management is a pretty
open subject. You could go with anything from DotNetNuke on the Windows
platform, to Drupal on Linux. Maybe you can provide more information about what
you need? It's kind of like saying "I want a car, what's the best one to get".
That all depends on what you need to do with it, what kind of budget you have
(and whether that's important or not), etc.

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Megan Martin     Answered On: Mar 25

SharePoint is the best thing money can buy today, and after using 2007 for a
while now, I can say it will stay that way for a long time.

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Donta Kirkland     Answered On: Mar 25

I tend to agree for business and large scale in-house operations. One of the
things it lacks is a simple, flexible and adaptable forum extranet template
and since it is so heavily dependant on active directory for security, there
isn't any ootb or easy way to adapt it for community use that I know of.
PHPb sites are all over the place and they are the standard for community
forums and do most of the same kinds of things Sharepoint does in some cases
better and some not. Anyway, this bugs me and I hope future versions can
accommodate extranet communities and forums with greater flexibility.

Funny thing is that it was designed to store and retrieve Office files,
word, excel, etc. But I hardly ever use it for that and am much more prone
to save CAD, .Obj, .Car .hxn or any other type of file that I need to save
and retrieve from home or work..

 
Answer #9    Answered By: Cade Velazquez     Answered On: Mar 25

The next version (2007) currently in beta, addresses this. It can use a plain
old SQL backend for users (much like the DotNetNuke membership approach).

 
Answer #10    Answered By: Ariana Christensen     Answered On: Mar 25

I've looked at that and seen the specs, one of the problems naturally is
that I'm on SBS 2003 premium with SQL 2000 sp4 and can't go any higher
without (in my mind) downgrading to SQL 2005 desktop or dropping a few k
on a new server OS or SQL 2005 (still not sure whether that would help
with Server 2003 OS anyway), in which case my hardware may or may not be
fully cooperative. (Dell Power-edge 2600-2800's)... The thing I've
learned about Microsoft server technology is that you bloody well better
read the fine print. I had SBS 2000 before this and was not aware that
2003 did not support more than 2 instances of RDC and so had to get
another server running 2003 standard in order to maintain RDC and
multiple offices etc... For all its charts and graphs and pivot tables,
you'd think the lads would come up with a compatibility or feature
requirement/upgrade chart that wasn't just some whitepaper lost in the
shuffle somewhere on their site.

The server suites would benefit from a simple and well laid out
comparison/requirement/features/capabilities chart for IT devs, which
diagrammed exactly what does what and what needs what and what supports
or does not support what etc....

 
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