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for a new project should you do it with open-source or start fromscratch?

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php has several open-source system and some are free like
oscommerce,etc. what is most advisable if you have a new project
should you go for open source or create the project from scratch?

you input pls....
Dec 26 '07 #1
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Now that's a very open question (no pun intended...well maybe a
little). It depends on several things, functionality, your budget,
time frame, skill set etc

If you intend to sell your work afterwards, bear in mind that you can,
but your code should also be made freely available. Thats the nature
of open source. But I'm sure you know this.

On the other hand, why reinvent the wheel when you don't have to? If
there are open source projects available that already meet most of
your needs and will be suitable with a little tweeking, then OS can
save a lot of time and money.There is also a lot of OS code available
on the PEAR http://pear.php.net website that can be useful.

Good luck.
Dec 26 '07 #2

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starting from scratch..perhaps for better control. easy to maintain.
Dec 26 '07 #3

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jcoder wrote:
php has several open-source system and some are free like
oscommerce,etc. what is most advisable if you have a new project
should you go for open source or create the project from scratch?

you input pls....
Get the open source, rip off what works well, then start from scratch so
its all known and controlled stuff.

Dec 26 '07 #4

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On Dec 25, 10:51*pm, macca <ptmcna...@googlemail.comwrote:
Now that's a very open question (no pun intended...well maybe a
little). It depends on several things, functionality,yourbudget,
time frame, skill set etc

If you intend tosellyourwork afterwards, bear in mind that you can,
butyourcodeshould also be made freely available. Thats the nature
of opensource. But I'm sure you know this.

On the other hand, why reinvent the wheel when you don't have to? If
there are opensourceprojects available that already meet most ofyourneeds and will be suitable with a little tweeking, then OS can
save a lot of time and money.There is also a lot of OScodeavailable
on the PEARhttp://pear.php.netwebsite that can be useful.

Good luck.
For small solutions, I would recommend http://www.spikesolutions.net
Dec 28 '07 #5

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so it appears that majority vouch for write your own.
Jan 2 '08 #6

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