40 Free Downloadable Open Source Social Web Applications. So you want to step up and mix it with the Facebooks, Diggs, Friendsters et al, eh? Well here’s your chance. A whole bunch of free open source web applications focused around social, community, Web 2.0 type functionality.
Although there’s no guarantees on the speed of development and fixes on this stuff, it’s a good way to check out what’s available and maybe even add to the pool of goodness by contributing as you build out your world beating application. I do wish a few more of these dev teams would upload screenshots to their Sourceforge pages though, they’re very useful.
While large scale social sites like Flickr, Digg, Youtube and Myspace have predominated the web-o-sphere over the past few years there still is a need for narrow content verticals in this arena. This list will give you links to 40 open source resources to get you started building your own social bookmarking, networking, filesharing or search application.