The open-source infrastructure developed and maintained by the GBIF network relies on the following open-source tools:
- Linux via CentOS
- Apache Hadoop
- OpenStreetMap contributors
- Natural Earth
- Sauce Labs
We’d also like to offer our sincere thanks to the developers and service providers, whose demonstrate their belief in and support of open-source software by supplying us with free licences for their tools and services.
Most non-data content available through GBIF.org is maintained and hosted on Contentful who generously provides GBIF services through a pro bono plan.
In keeping with its support of open-source projects, Crowdin gives GBIF free access to its localization management platform. Crowdin enables GBIF and other organizations to maintain and manage numerous concurrent translation projects, including ones for GBIF.org, IPT and the ALA tools.
YourKit supports open-source projects like GBIF.org with its full-featured Java Profiler. YourKit, LLC is the creator of YourKit Java Profiler, innovative and intelligent tools for profiling Java applications.
oXygen supports non-profit organizations like GBIF that are active in Ecology or Wildlife protection with its comprehensive suite of XML authoring and development tools. Oxygen XML Editor includes a large variety of powerful tools for creating, editing, and publishing XML documents.
Through their Non-Profit Waiver Program, QuestionPro offers GBIF free access to a QuestionPro Corporate License. QuestionPro is a simple, yet powerful tool for creating insightful surveys.
Zapier is a tool used to connect apps to automate tasks and save time. Zapier support non-profit organizations like GBIF through discounts and free plans.