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Cyberwip Web Services

Integrators of Open Source Software

Integrators of Open Source Software

Welcome to Cyberwip

Cyberwip™ is a web design, web development, and web support service located in North Vancouver, BC. Cyberwip's primary ambition, is to put today's most advanced internet technology into the hands of those most in need of it. Not the technophiles who are content just playing with it, but end users who may not be so tech-savvy but have applications for it and can put it to use immediately bringing it into the mainstream at a hereto unprecedented level.

The Fall of The Software Empire

Free software, who ever heard of such a thing?

Who could have imagined only a few years ago that software that would take thousands of man hours and cost millions of dollars to develop would some day be available for free? (not Mr Gates). Linux, the operating system in use by the vast majority of web servers is free and it's no second choice… it's rock solid, secure, and fast. IBM is developing computer systems using it and even Apple's OSX® is based on a version of Linux.

Free Software… what's the catch?

There is no catch other than ‘you can’t sell it'. It was written by hundreds if not thousands of developers who volunteered their time with the understanding that it (and any software derived from it) would always be available for free. It's called ‘Open Source Software’ and is currently taking the industry by storm in almost every application from word processing through database management to mission critical applications.

Just a few years ago a database manager would cost thousands of dollars to purchase along with an annual licensing fee per user. This drove the open source community to work hard at their own database managers (MySql/PostgreSQL and others). The MySQL database (the most popular Open Source database manager) consistently scores among the top for performance, throughput and scalability. So it's no surprise that MySQL is used for some of the most demanding, high volume, business-critical applications at companies like Associated Press, Cox Communications, Google, Lufthansa, MIT Lincoln Labs, NASA, Sabre Holdings, Yahoo and others.

So What's In It For Me?

Well, we're glad you asked that. If this is the first you have heard about Open Source Software you are in for a pleasant surprise. The goal of this web site is to showcase some of the best open source software available. In particular, software that can make your web presence many times more effective resulting in a change from what used to be a web site containing little more than a static collection of dull pages into a dynamic source of valuable information.

There are currently hundreds of groups working on hundreds of open source projects. Not all are for use on the web and most are of limited use on their own but when combined with other open source projects, they can be used to create some awesome applications. It's our intent to show you how we use these open source components to create sophisticated systems.

Note: As of February 2009, over 230,000 software projects have been registered by over 2,000,000 users on the net. You can check out sourceforge.net to get an idea of just how large this movement is. It would be impossible to demonstrate them all. It is our goal to demonstrate only what by popular consensus among reviewers and developers are considered the best internet applications.

  • The exact terms of use vary somewhat depend on the licensing agreement of the particular software but for the most part, it's free as long as you don't try profiting from it.
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