What is Lino?

Lino is a framework for developing customized database applications without getting locked into a proprietary vendor. It is a sustainably free software product governed and maintained by the Lino Software Foundation.

Lino is based on free software technologies like Django, React, Sencha ExtJS, Sphinx and Python.

Lino is suitable for writing complex applications. For example Lino Welfare has 155 database models in 65 plug-ins and 16 user types.

Lino is an encompassing framework because it provides back-end technologies (server, application, database), front-end technologies (JavaScript, ExtJS, React), a documentation framework and marketing models.

Lino encourages sharing: the Lino Software Foundation maintains a directory of Lino applications that can be used out of the box (by hosting providers) or by development providers (as a base for their own application).