is an e-commerce
solution which is both free and open source
. It is available under the Open Software License
and officially launched in August 2007 for small to medium-sized businesses. The software, which is based on the Smarty
template engine, has approximately 24,000 active stores as of August 2009.
Compared to other open source e-commerce solutions it gives your store a nice and fast web 2.0 presentation. Coding extra functionality can be a tricky, since it requires knowledge about Smarty and most available modules are not open source.