name = openFIRST
caption = Screenshot of a simple page
developer = The openFIRST team
latest_release_version = 1.2
April 12, 2004
Content management system
license = [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GPL 2]
website = [http://www.openfirst.org www.openfirst.org]
openFIRST is an integrated set of modules which may be used together to create or enhance a web site. It is directed towards teams participating in the FIRST competition. The software is written and maintained by a group of students that are members of FIRST teams across the world. The code and mailing lists are hosted by
openFIRST is compatible with
Linux, Microsoft Windows, and any other operating systemthat can run PHP. It is compatible with the Apache, Microsoft IIS, Sambar, and other webservers. It can use MySQL, ODBC, and Microsoft SQL Serveras its DBMS. Both PHP and access to a database are required.
The openFIRST project was founded by Tim Ginn (team ) and David DiBiase (team ) in 2003. However, due to rules set by
FIRSTrelating to its website award, both of the founders no longer work on the code (since they have graduated high school). The current lead developer is Wikipedia editorJamie Bliss (Wikipedia username "Astronouth7303") (team ).
The current aim of the openFIRST developers is to "modernize" the internal structure. Previously, it was semi-compatible with PHP3, and could be described as "hackish". The openFIRST code now in CVS is
object-orientedto a degree, and harnesses some of the features of it. This renovation also adds a number of other features, such as an editor box shared between modules, settings saving and loading API, and skining.
* [http://www.openfirst.org/ openFIRST Project Site] - contains the main project details
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/openfirst/ openFIRST project page on SourceForge]
* [http://bugzilla.openfirst.org openFIRST Bugzilla Server] - bug reports and feature requests
* [http://update.openfirst.org openFIRST Update Server] - update facilities
* [irc://chat.freenode.net/#openfirst #openfirst on IRC server chat.freenode.net]
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