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2006 Open Source Content Management System Award

by Nicolas Bossut last modified 2008-05-19 15:00

Packt Publishing announced the winners of the 2006 Open Source Content Management System Award. The winners include Plone.

More than 70 different Open Source Content Management Systems were nominated for the award with the top five being selected for the final. After eight weeks of voting from visitors to and judges from The Open Source Collective, MySQL, the Eclipse Foundation, and CMSPros, Joomla! triumphed with the most votes, closely followed by Drupal and Plone.

In third place came Plone. Built on the Zope platform, Plone is very different to the other CMS's in the top five and was noted for its steep learning curve. However it was praised by the judges for its power, flexibility, the customization it offered and its integration with LDAP.  Other aspects of Plone were highlighted:

  • Very flexible and powerful

  • Great user interface

  • Very clean default installation

  • Lots of addon modules

  • Worth taking the steep learning curve

  • Impressed with the customization it offers

  • Integration with LDAP or other login systems

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2006 Open Source Content Management System Award Winner Announced

What makes the difference between these 3 CMS?

Plone is an entreprise Content Management System suitable for very large deployments. In an article Creating a managed website , Graham Oakes describes differentiating aspects of the 3 winners of the Pack Publishing award.

"Start by thinking about content creation. If you have a large team who collaborate extensively to create content, and then subject it to rigorous review before publication, then you probably need a fairly sophisticated CMS such as Plone, Apache Lenya, or Alfresco. These are more complex to configure and learn, but they’re more likely to support the workflows and collaboration tools you need.

On the other hand, if one or two of you are running a small site, then a simpler CMS may let you publish content without so many overheads. In this case, something like Joomla, Mambo, openCMS, or Drupal might work for you."

Read more :
Creating a managed website