I ran accross an interesting project last night that I’m quite excited about. I’ve been trying to find a good open source alternative to MS SharePoint for about a year now, and I think I’ve finally found one that is almost as good, and has the potential to be better than SharePoint. The project is called Alfresco. It took me about 1/2 hour to install it on my laptop (on the Windows side).
Alfresco is Java based, and runs on top of Tomcat of JBoss frameworks. It includes team collaboration spaces, version handling, wizards for administration, content handling, in-line editing of web content, desktop integration for launching and saving of content (done via windows file sharing or WebDav.