We're Open Source

We developed the website using the Ruby on Rails 3.1 web framework open-source software. Open-source software is freely available for download; programmers who want to improve the software can obtain the source code add features or make improvements.

In turn, we've made the Open Missouri catalog available as open-source software on GitHub, a social coding site, We encourage programmers to contribute to the project and deploy the catalog. This is our way of trying to encourage the development of web catalogs in other locales.