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Free, open-source software for crowdsourcing creative projects
- Apache HTTP Server
- PHP 5
-*The Chat feature can only be used in non-commercial applications (More information below)
1. Upload all Pipeline files to your web server.
2. Create a new MySQL database and run the queries in "database.sql" (located in the root directory).
3. Copy "config_sample.php" to a new file, "config.php", and put it in the root directory.
4. Follow the instructions in "config.php" to configure your Pipeline instance. Remember to save the file when you're finished.
5. Make Apache the owner of the "upload" folder and its subfolders (chown -R apache ./upload)
6. Under the "apache/conf" folder, open "httpd.conf". Ensure that "LoadModule rewrite_module modules/" is uncommented.
7. If your Pipeline instance is in a subfolder of your domain, you may need to modify the ErrorDocument path in ".htaccess" (located in the root directory).
8. If you are installing on Windows, make sure the following line is uncommented in your "php.ini" file:
The Pipeline team, based at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), includes:
Kurt Luther - Project Lead
Amy Bruckman - Project Co-Lead
Casey Fiesler - Community Manager
Joe Gonzales - Developer
Boris de Souza - Developer
Kevin Ziegler - Developer
Chris Howse - Developer
Jackson Morgan - Developer
National Science Foundation - Financial Support
Pipeline makes use of many open-source software components and media assets, including:
Google Charts and Google Libraries
jQuery and jQueryUI
Fugue icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane
**Chat Feature**
The included Chat feature is built off of Anant Garg's chat program ( This was released for non-commercial purposes. If you want to use it in
a commercial capacity, please contact Anat for permission. In order to turn off the chat feature, set the following line in the config.php file to false:
define('ENABLE_CHAT', true);
Pipeline is open-source software released under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 3.0.