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I have to use this pretty soon, and was wondering if there is an alternative to this. Preferably open source.

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There are quite a few alternatives, you should check out the following links to try to find one that is best suited for you:

http://www.pm-software.org/en/pm-software.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_project_management_software

I have tried MS Project (professional/sharepoint), dotProject, Trac and eGroupWare, but my favorite is probably Trac(http://trac.edgewall.org/).

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very helpful, thanks –  saint Sep 10 '09 at 10:12

this is quite neat too.

tomsplanner.com

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Looks really nice. I like the gantt chart, but an online service is not enough for this situation. –  saint Sep 10 '09 at 15:50
    
yea that is pretty cool. I may have to check that out for my own stuff... but like saint said, not good enough for internal corporate stuff in my opinion. cool for personal stuff though. –  tcnolan Sep 10 '09 at 19:36

I'll toss in Redmine. It's very similiar to Trac but is more flexible, and supports multiple projects which with Trac is a hassle. I will also say customizing the Redmine back-end has been only slightly painless the authors do a very good job at organization and layout even on the backend.

http://www.redmine.org/ Also for Trac or Redmine you might check out http://bitnami.org/

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RationalPlan is a good alternative to MS Project and there is also available a Server version for it: http://www.rationalplan.com/server-project-management-software.php

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