Enterprise Content Management (ECM) assists organizations in managing business-critical content and document centered processes. Alfresco Content Services provides an open ECM platform which is easy to extend, customize and integrate with your existing applications and processes. The product provides easy mobile access to content, delivers a simple but rich collaboration user experience, and helps customers maximize the value of their content. With Alfresco Content Services, organizations can manage any type of content, from simple office documents to scanned images, photographs, engineering drawings and even large video files.
Alfresco Software follows an open core business model. We release open source products that meet core Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) use cases, and we sell proprietary products that include expert support for mission critical and advanced deployments. Our open source products consist of multiple open source projects, and each project has its own governance, licensing, and contribution model. This space is used to coordinate our efforts around the projects that make up Alfresco Community Edition, which is the open source core of Alfresco Content Services. In this space you can learn about the various open source projects, contribute to usage or development guides, and ask and answer questions.
- ECM Repository
- Alfresco in the Cloud
- Information Governance and Records Management
- Search Services
- Client Applications
- Web Content Services
The projects listed above are treated as products of Alfresco Software. Alfresco controls the trademarks and commit rights to the official source trees. Each of the projects are distributed under open source licenses, and both the Source Code and Issue Tracker are public. There are many other ways to Contribute to the Projects such as contributing add-ons to the addons directory. Some of these add-ons have been accepted into the product.
A group of open source enthusiasts created an independent organization to help govern the ecosystem around Alfresco Community Edition. They call themselves the Order of the Bee, and they collaborate closely with Alfresco Software. You can learn more about their activities on their web site.
These pages will help you to better understand this group of projects: