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TYPO3 and Open Source

TYPO3 Benefits From its Vast Open Source Community

TYPO3 is Open Source Software

The Open Source Community is a great reflection of all of the creative and innovative talents available worldwide. The open source community is more creative, mirroring the best application of the World Wide Web's vitality. The Web has opened up a vast range of skills, talents and proficiencies that were previously hidden.

As an open source software program, TYPO3 has key advantages over other CMS products because of the vast open source network, hard-at-work preparing additional extensions and plug-ins to improve this high quality software.

Fee-based programs can quickly lead to budget overruns by nickel-and-diming consumers with each new feature. The open source community freely creates additional features and functions for TYPO3. This leads to greater scalability and saves users money.

Web sites usually will depend on a core basic foundation that functions well and is easy to understand. On top of that, most Web sites want to finely tune their pages to their own business dynamics. The diversity of the TYPO3 open source community allows it to be used for a variety of purposes.

TYPO3 is more innovative due to the collaborative open source community, which is freer to develop new and innovative ways to perform different tasks. It is not weighed down by the need to market or promote a certain restrictive product. This community can compare amongst numerous competing technologies and select which works the best.

One example of the power of this creative open source community is with respect to "bugs". Many enterprise corporations do their utmost to "sweep problems under the rug", until there is no more space under the rug. The broad community of open source developers don't have the luxury to engage in such wasteful actions. They need tools that work well, not "brand" names which must be worshipped.

TYPO3 organizes its "bug" jobs into three categories: bug reporter, bug tester and bug fixer. These developers cooperate in finding, addressing and fixing "bugs". TYPO3 offers guidelines to assist these "bug" analyzers. This open source community of developers are more creative and innovative in finding patches and fixes to these "bugs". They can be more free and honest about perceived weaknesses.

The open source community can engage in a more broad contemplation of technology. This allows for fewer chances of "missing" some important gaps due to "short-sightedness". The entire forest of possibilities and challenges can be seen by the TYPO3 open source community.

The open source community can cooperate on a more equal level. Ideas will be based on their merit and not on the weight of the "person" suggesting them. It can be exciting to see developer input incorporated into new versions of TYPO3.

TYPO3 is open source software. It is available for General Public License (GPL) for the GNU Project. It is free to download, requiring minimal initial investment costs. This allows for a better return on investment (ROI). Decision makers are more free to modify their technology, as the business grows over time. The numerous extensions available allow for building additional functionality.

Many software firms go out of business, leaving businesses "stuck" with a costly, unsupported license and product that are outdated. TYPO3 solves this problem with its open source community.

The wide range of TYPO3 users testifies to its high quality. TYPO3 is used in over 3,000 Web sites and Intranets around the world - including by Bayer, The Economist, EDS, General Electric and 3M. They recognize its flexibility, scalability, potency and the strength of the open source community support.