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Does anybody know what they're using as a framework--is it oscommerce?
[edited by: lorax at 8:44 pm (utc) on July 10, 2007]
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Magento is not a rework of osCommerce but a 100% new eCommerce platform from the ground up.
The big problem with open source software in the past has been that far too often it becomes "orphanized". Once every one is responsible for development, that means nobody is.
The important part about it being open source is that it is not under the control of the developer, that is, if the developer does something that the community does not like (such as start trying to charge) then the community must be able to fork the latest version of the code without problem.
Personally, I'd far prefer if they just used the GPL (not LGPL) for everything.