Innovation. Open Source. Make it easier and more fun to build and maintain websites. Change the world.
SilverStripe is a PHP5/MySQL-based product that is both a content management system (ala Joomla!, Drupal etc) combined with a rich extendable framework for building websites and web-applications (ala Ruby On Rails, CakePHP). While SilverStripe shares all the buzzwords like MVC, AJAX, Web Standards, we realise how difficult it is to build and maintain complex websites. We are passionate about improving this and differentiate ourselves by putting the user first (important for open source!) and using contemporary technology (e.g. we consciously don’t support PHP4 because making it PHP5+ allows us to do elegant object oriented code as found with RoR).
Its proven itself. In the last month since our past major release, we've been quickly endorsed on Ajaxian.com, on the front page of del.icio.us, had thousands of downloads, and our online community has grown exponentially. Among our blog posts and reviews, is a very informative review at http://www.hiveminds.co.uk/node/3236 and have been invited to present at OSCON 2007. There are a number of reasons we released the SilverStripe platform open source. Not only does it allow us to give something valuable back after years of using open source products ourselves, we feel we’re evolving the web community with a genuinely innovative product. Finally, we are so convinced SilverStripe will work best when it is widely adopted that we BSD licensed it. We are personally committed to furthering open source and open standards, which fuel the free and interoperable web and directly improves the world we live in.