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The LifeType project started in February 2003 when its leader, Oscar Renalias, needed a set of dynamic scripts for his personal web page. Even though he did not know about the idea of weblogs back then, the outcome of the first iteration of the project already resembled one.

A few weeks later Francesc, another of the founding members, suggested that developing a blog with support for multiple users and blogs could be a better idea, and so pLog 0.1 was released on September 2, 2003, featuring most of the features that are still part of the core nowadays: multi-user and multi-blog from the ground up, template engine, localizable and extensible via plugins.

pLog 1.0 was released in April 2005, and later that year, because of trademark issues, pLog changed its name into LifeType. LifeType is a PHP and MySQL application, and is licensed under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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January 14th, 2007 No comments


DotNetNuke was born on December 24, 2002, when Shaun Walker released a modified version of the Microsoft IBuySpy Portal Solution (IBS) Starter Kit.

The original IBS Starter Kit’s goal was to demonstrate how ASP.NET and the .NET framework could be used to construct dynamic and data-driven portal applications.

The modified version, named IBuySpy Workshop, included a variety of enhancements over the original IBS code, including the ability to support multiple portals from a single database/codebase.

A few months later the application was renamed DotNetNuke. The name was chosen to recall the .NET framework, coupled with the term Nuke made popular by existing frameworks such as PHP-Nuke and PostNuke.

A full account of DotNetNuke’s formation and background – written by Shaun Walker – is the focus of Chapter 1 in the book “DotNetNuke ASP.NET Portals” available through

DotNetNuke is released under a BSD license.

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