Piwiki – website analytics

Categories: Web services
I’ve just read in HowToForge a nice article about Piwik, an open source web analytics tool. You can download Piwik and install it on your own server to gather analytics data that could replace your usage of Google Analytics. In my personal opinion, it is always nice to have two services running to make sure you’re getting the right analytics data or still have data in case something happens and one service breaks.

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“Open source” maps

Categories: Web services
Google Maps could very well be the most highly used online map service, why would anything else be better? GMaps’ data is proprietary, you can use it but with some restrictions and software developers can not use its full potential for their own benefit. OpenStreetMap is a world map done entirely from user’s submitted data. Similar to a wiki, you construct the map details by adding street names, information of buildings, commercial and government establishments, everything including terrain information.

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Ma.gnolia is going open source

Categories: Web services
Bookmarking social web service Ma.gnolia has announced that they’re building a v2.0 of their platform, aka M 2, that will be completely open sourced. We already love Ma.gnolia from the fact that it uses OpenID, eliminating the need to create yet another username and password to use the service. M 2 will be a rewrite of the entire Ma.gnolia platform so all of the current features should be kept for the open source community.

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