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Apache, PHP and MySQL-based Knowledge Management System Page 2
Community features are encoded in GroupIT's DNA. "There is a GroupIT profile page for each member of your web site or extranet.", says Sean, "This page provides contact information and gathers all of the content that the member has contributed and displays it in a compact guide format. With no additional programming, you're able to gather together, by author, works of art in an Art Community, photos in a Photographer Community, or Sales Reports by Personnel in an extranet environment. This community feature will help people connect with colleagues and peers through their contribution to the greater community, and with no additional effort. GroupIT will even allow one member to contact another through this profile page while protecting the privacy of the recipient." Users may bookmark any category, section, content and/or geography combination. Sean explains, "Drop a 'Profiles' section into any or all categories and your users can be shown which members have book marked within that area. This is just another way that GroupIT helps a user establish to a network of mentors, peers, colleagues or friends."
The system installs in a few minutes using a browser-based quick start script. It requires a Unix flavored server (Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris etc.), the MySQL database server, the Apache web server and PHPv4.01 or newer. The entire source code of the GroupIT Engine is available for download and use under the terms of the "Orchestrated Original Source License", which restricts distributing modified versions of GroupIT but allows anyone to make their own modifications and to distribute modifications as separate plug-ins or packages. Use of GroupIT in research and development environments, and for personal use, is made possible under OOSL at no charge. Competitively priced commercial licenses are available for business use, and include unlimited email technical support.
For more Information about the GroupIT Engine, please visit http://www.groupit.org.