As the internet changed, and continues to change nearly everything about human interaction, legions of bright and talented innovators create new methods, media, and mechanisms to bring this power to more people than ever. NOTE: NONE of the links on this page are affiliate links, (e.g. they are not advertising and no compensation changes hands or information is gathered when you click on one.) They are provide for the sole purpose of providing you more information on products that we use on a daily basis to keep our world alive.
At the core of this growth is the Open Source Initiative which provides the "ground rules" for the global collaboration necessary to pull everything together.
ChaliceMedia uses a number of Open Source products for the creation of both R&D prototype and live production environments.
WordPress is one of the most widely used Open Source software projects in the world. We currently have nearly 30 WordPress installations in R&D or production environments with a number of new installations planned over the next months. WordPress is available as dowloadable software for your own hosted site (at WordPress.Org) or as a hosted solution at WordPress.com. Our HoarseMan blog is hosted by WordPress.com
We currently have approximately 20 Joomla! CMS sites in R&D or production environments. Joomla! is a powerful and award-winning Open Source Content Management System (CMS). We've found it to be powerful and scalable -- up to the largest site we can currently imagine. The site you're currently visiting (ChaliceMedia.com) is a Joomla 1.5 based website.
Many of our core sites have a need to be "several" sites in one. The Open Source application b2Evolution gives us exactly what we need to pull it off.
Additional Open Source software we use either R&D or production environments on a daily basis:
Hosting and hosted sites
Approximately 80% of our content is hosted on BlueHost servers, some since the very beginning. For several years now, we've had incredible up time, an amazing support. Thanks BlueHost!
Our research and development results indicated that Blogger could provide an ideal platform for much of our specialized content. We currently have nearly a dozen, live sites.