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What is it?
The Open Source Approach provides a foundation in software and technologies that FlashYourWeb and its partners will continue to innovate. Currently our development is focused on Mobile to HD media delivery, content management & syndication systems (CMS), and community based infrastructures (CBI).
 
What does it do?
With Gallery and Geeklog firmly established as a mainstream fully-capable CMS & CBI applications, the Open Source development model has proven its ability to create competitive and cost-effective solutions for the long-term growth of micro-web communities. While working with the Open Source projects, we have co-developed several new applications that broaden the use of their initial design. When combined, these applications allow for several types of web/portal infrastructures.
 
Why should I care?

FlashYourWeb believes that by openly illustrating our organizational strategy to our growing community, we can offer better decisions regarding our adoption of Open Source solutions for our members, clients, and our own internal operations.

With FlashYourWeb development experience along with the growing relationships with our endorsed Open Source Initiatives, the focus of your projects can be directed to the structure and functionality of your online and offline productions rather than the long-term licensing fees associated with commercial software.

You can feel good that the productions we take part in with our clients give back to the internet community and beyond. All aspect of our workflow, methodology, and development are shared with the growing Open Source commmunity. This approach to development and production is a value we have embraced and are proud to be a part of.

 
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Hand picked for complete compatiblity, FlashYourWeb is proud to use the following software to provide proven architectures allowing our members and clients to Manage, Present, & Share all of their content. Our solutions are backed by thousands of the most innovative developers and project leaders. If you have any questions about the following software and communities and how it relates to FlashYourWeb development activites, please visit our forum to communicate with us.
 

FreeBSD

 
Derived from BSD UNIX, which has a long long history –since the late 70s. FreeBSD is the most stable operating system available. FlashYourWeb is proud to have FreeBSD running on all of its web-servers. The reliability along with the community that supports the development of the OS has made us a big fan over the last 3 years. Scalability and robustness are words that describe the environment that FreeBSD gives FlashYourWeb and its clients. Documents
   
   

FFmpeg

 
FFmpeg is a server-side tool that understands and converts one video file format to another. It represents the back-end video capability that Catalog gets its power from. Our current configuration of FFmpeg allows for the support of several media types including, QuickTime, Windows Media, Flash Video, Divx, and many more. FFmpeg also gives Catalog the ability to handle server side audio and video transcoding. Images
 
   

ImageMagick

 
ImageMagick® is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves. Images
   

Gallery

 
This application is truly amazing. Gallery is the backbone of Catalog's media management capability. Originally created for photography, FlashYourWeb has effectively worked with the developers of Gallery to extend the use of the application to several media types. Our very own media player The Executive, is now a part of Gallery's framework. From content permissions and dynamic albums to media syndication, Gallery is now the best platform for building rich media web applications. Videos
 
   

Geeklog

 
As it is stated on their website, "The Ultimate Weblog System". And we couldn't agree more. Geeklog gives Catalog the power to publish web pages, build communities, and manage plugins for additional functionality. FlashYourWeb chose Geeklog as the foundation for Catalog's Content Management System because of the Geeklog developers focus on creating a symbiotic relationship with countless Open Source solutions. With built in profiles, forums, messaging, spam control, permissions and so much more, FlashYourWeb is proud to be a part of the Geeklog Open Source project. Sharing
 
   

MySQL

 
If you ever needed proof that Open Source solutions are dependable and scalable, we present you MySQL. The absolute first choice for our database component. MySQL boasts 10 million installations and growing. And on January 16 2008, MySQL AB announced an agreement to be acquired by Sun Microsystems for approximately US $1 billion. Need we say more. Community
 
   

PHP

 
Open and powerful. PHP has proven to be the preffered choice for many developers. All of the web based publishing routines here at FlashYourWeb are created with the PHP programming language. The massive Open Source community that PHP is built on provides a solid foundation for growth in future application development and web-based infrastructures. Administration
 
   

FCKeditor

 
Embedded directly in the administration areas of Catalog, FCKeditor brings cross browser compatibility for web-based media publishing to Catalog. Our customized version of FCKeditor assures that brand standarization is retained across your web-site. Configurations include templates complete with color styles and themes for easy web page and document management. Whether you are enhancing a profile, Gallery album, or publishing an article, FCKeditor brings you editing power, right in the browser of your choice. Publish
   
   

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