Elgg (software)

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Developed by Curverider Ltd and the open source community
Latest release 1.5 / 13th March, 2009
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Social networking
License GPL
Website elgg.org

Elgg is a white label, open source social networking platform. It offers blogging, networking, community, collecting of news using feeds aggregation and file sharing features. Everything can be shared among users with access controls and everything can be cataloged by tags as well.

Elgg was originally started by Ben Werdmuller and David Tosh, who subsequently founded Curverider in order to provide Elgg-related services. It has been under development since 2004.

Version 1.0 was released on August 18, 2008.[1] This version was rewritten from scratch and included many powerful features[2] including: a new data model;[3] import / export;[4] support for OpenDD[5]) and more.[6]

Elgg is licensed under the GPL, and runs on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) platform. Details can be found on the main project website.

Elgg has a book titled "Elgg Social Networking" written by open source journalist Mayank Sharma which was published by Packt Publishing in March 2008 and applies to the 0.x versions of Elgg. The book is endorsed by Elgg's technical lead, Ben Werdmuller.

In August 2008, Elgg won open source social networking platform 2008


[edit] Education

Elgg had gained a lot of traction in the educational sphere, where it has been used to power social networks for these various institutions and organisations:

It is also being used in the academic research sphere to support collaborating researchers. * scispace.net

[edit] External links

[edit] Official Elgg resources

[edit] Elgg based website

Elgg now lists sites which have used Elgg as their core. These now range from sports based websites to general Social Networking resources:

[edit] News and press

[edit] References

  1. ^ http://news.elgg.org/pg/blog/Dave/read/47/elgg-v10-has-left-the-building Elgg v1.0 has left the building
  2. ^ http://news.elgg.org/pg/blog/marcus/read/46/summary-of-elgg-1 Summary of Elgg 1
  3. ^ http://docs.elgg.org/wiki/Engine/DataModel Elgg 1.0 data model
  4. ^ http://www.marcus-povey.co.uk/2008/07/31/import-and-export-in-elgg-10-2/ Import and Export in Elgg 1.0,
  5. ^ http://www.opendd.net/ OpenDD
  6. ^ http://www.elgg.org/features.php Elgg 1.0 List of features
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