This website is constructed and hosted on open source software on a very old computer (P200, 64Mb) at my house. (actually, its just a motherboard, powersupply, and a harddrive nailed to the wall under the stairs!) GNU software and Linux make it possible to do this by connecting the website to the internet via my consumer 500kbs broadband modem, the upshot of which is that the only cost I have is the computer, the electricity and the subscription for internet connection. Other alternatives, for example, to build the site with commercial software like Micro$oft Windoze and to host it with companies who offer server packages can prove to be both expensive and very restrictive, not to mention not standards compliant (I will explain why this is important later) and far less susceptible to virus and hacking attacks.
On this page I will list, linkto and explain what the software was used for in the context of this site. If you have any suggestions or spot any errors, just leave a note on the messageboard.