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Elgg is a free open-source social network platform available at http://elgg.org/. Elgg has been in use for a number of years, particularly among educators. Version 1.0, released in November 2008, represents a major upgrade from the Classic Elgg; it is a modern, open, extensible platform. Version 1.2 is current (Feb 2009), with v1.5 due later this month and another big update on the roadmap for August 2009. The software is still young, but maturing, with an active and growing community of developers gathering around it.
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Jamie Faucibus, IST
Although no unit on campus supports Elgg to date, the LDAP-auth and CAS-auth plugins can be used in tandem to enable CalNet authentication. The PHP instance on which Elgg is running must be configured to support LDAP, and you must register your site with the folks at CalNet. For more information, see this knowledge base article.
Elgg has both a profile page and a dashboard. This can confuse some new users. Here is a link to a discussion about how some users choose to utilize each. Also, note that the Default Widgets plugin lets administrators define a default set of widgets for both the profile and the dashboard.
Jane Smith, L&S
Elgg now offers support for pay. That might make it a bit less overwhelming for new adopters.