Open source software is defined by its attached license which abandons essential rights granted to the original creator by copyright law. This procedure gives anyone the opportunity to redistribute and modify any received open source software.
Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in.
Open Source Development specializes in developing custom web development for shopping cart, Customer relationship management, Forum & discussion and Content management websites.
Free and Open Source Software:
Read Gartner's report "Open Source at Sun Microsystems, 2008" where Gartner discusses an increasing role for open source within business strategies in coming years. http://www.sun.com/software/opensource/
osCommerce has attracted a large growing e-commerce community that consists of over 226,700 store owners and developers who support each other and extend osCommerce Online Merchant with add-ons being contributed on a daily basis. To date there are over 5,800 add-ons that are available for free to customize osCommerce Online Merchant online stores and to help increase sales. http://www.oscommerce.com/
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. http://www.joomla.org/
Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your catâ€™s home page to a Fortune 500 web site without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms. http://wordpress.org