[SATLUG] MS Sharepoint Services - Open Source Alternative

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 15:58:54 CDT 2008


Unison is also offering a full blown communications suite...check out the
article...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,143198-pg,1/article.html

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:58 PM, ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:

> And, if you want to run a completely open source setup, run it under
> LAMP, and deliver all your centralized services and office applications
> across the Apache portion.
>
> (In case you missed my Present/PowerPoint demo at the LOCC Computer
> Show, I used my PAC/USAF Windoze Sharepoint presentation as the demo for
> both Windoze Vista and Linux Ubuntu -- created in Present under Linux
> and run on both.  Be sure to use Present in lieu of PowerPoint!)
>
> The problems I see at the moment are browser flexibility in an intra-net
> mash-up environment, the actual inclusion of a wiki, and whether or not
> the Evolution or Thunderbird email clients will share calendars and
> suspenses in a distributed environment.
>
> Sharepoint users are given the flexibility to create their own "My
> Sites" and other sub-sites on-the-fly under their parent organization
> sites, with their own document, image and streaming media repositories.
> I think Firefox is too loose, and Opera too tight.  And, I don't have
> enough experience with Konqueror.
>
> Cheers
> Ed/the0wl
>
> Jeremy Mann wrote:
> > Quickly glancing at the overview for SharePoint, I'd say 50 to 60% of
> > what it offers can be accomplished with the Access Grid Toolkit.
> >
> > 1. Centralized and secure FTP storage
> > 2. Shared and distributed Power Point presentations
> > 3. Video/Audio conference with multiple sites
> > 4. Screen recording for archival purposes
> >
> > That's just to name a few points.
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:10 PM, Ramon Hermida <rhermida at utpa.edu>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Fellow SATluggers,
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  Someone gave me the following poser:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  Is there an Open Source alternative that provides much of the
> >>  functionality that MS Sharepoint Services provides?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  Regards
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  -RH
> >>
> >>
> >>
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