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Plone winner of a Packt Publishing award 2008

by xavier last modified 2008-10-29 11:50

Packt is delighted to exclusively reveal the first category winner of the 2008 Open Source CMS Award as Plone. Run on the Zope application server, Plone wins the Best Other Open Source CMS Award.

Source: Packt Publishing, October 28, 2008

Competition amongst Content Management Systems that aren’t based on PHP/MySQL was a lot closer this year, with strong support for a wider range of CMS's noted during the voting stage. This made the judging more open with each CMS that made the final receiving praise from the judges. However following input from the four judges’ and also the result of the public vote, Plone came out on top.

The judges were particularly complimentary about Plone’s extensible platform and level of support for non functional requirements. The judges liked how the development team had spent time making sure that the average user can get Plone up and running quickly and easily. There was particular praise for the ecosystem that is developing around Python and Zope is encouraging. "With Google's App Engine offering Python support, I felt that it is possible to very quickly have a cloud-based Plone implementation in place, and that could really spur its adoption" noted one judge.

Desiring to learn more about Plone?

The Plone community is organizing World Plone Day on 7 November

. This "follow the sun" event is a global initiative involving 59 cities around the world where Plone integrators, users and developers will hold seminars, presentation and lectures about Plone and what it can do for you and your business.

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