dotProject is a web-based, multi-user, multi-language Project Management application. It is an open-source software and free for any uses and is maintained by an open community of volunteer programmers.
Structures and Features
Basic data elements and management functions include:
* Projects and Tasks
* Companies, Departments and Contacts
* ToDo lists
* Resources (rooms, equipment et al.)
* Gantt charts (as of version 2.0 the task dependencies feature is not complete)
* Access control via ACL
* History of all activities
dotProject was originally developed by dotMarketing Inc. to be an open source replacement for Microsoft Project, having a very similar user interface, but extending to include project management functionality. Begun in 2000 the project was moved from dotmarketing.org to Sourceforge in October 2001.
The project stalled in late 2002 with the administrator not being contactable. Two of the more active developers, Andrew Eddie and Adam Donnison applied for, and were subsequently granted, administration rights to the project. Andrew continued to work on the project until he moved on to Mambo and subsequently Joomla. Adam remains an administrator.
dotProject is currently undergoing a major redevelopment using the Zend Framework, with version 3 of dotProject (dP3) the expected target release to be utilising the Zend Framework. A fork called web2project was initiated in 2008.