|About Moa [Sunday, 11 January 2009 17:36]|
Moa is an image gallery website system written in PHP and using MySQL for data storage. It is released as Open Source under the zlib/libpng license. This allows pretty much any usage as long as you don't claim that you wrote it.
The intended use is for websites that want a gallery but do not want the complexity and extended feature set of some of the heavier-duty open source galleries. It is purposefully designed to not require registration/login (apart from admins), has no comments/ratings and provide just one shared set of galleries. Our reasoning for these is that someone putting up pictures of their pet or holiday on a personal homepage usually won't care about feedback.
However that doesn't mean the site-owner doesn't need decent tools and we provide some of these. "Tags", or keywords, can be given to all galleries and images and galleries can be made to auto-populate with any images that have matching tags (tagged gallery mode). Adding, editting and deleting galleries/images is easy.
We chose the name Moa for two reasons. Firstly we didn't find another project with the same name. Secondly it was meant to represent that things are not eternal. Once holidays, pets or giant extinct birds are gone, the images and memories are all we have left. And again, the name was free...