ZDNet Australia: Will Open Source Kill Off the CMS Money Pit?
Sep 27, 2002, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shelley Doll)
"As the demand for easily maintainable content increases, the
Content Management System (CMS) industry continues to grow.
Expensive proprietary or custom-built systems continue to rule this
domain, but open source initiatives such as Open Source Content
Management (OSCOM) are targeting goals, such as interoperability
and low implementation cost, that proprietary systems won't
"We asked two experts, EuroZope Foundation founder Paul Everitt
and CMS guru Gregor Rothfuss, to explain this open source CMS
movement's goals and motivations. The open source advocates compare
the status of current CMS options--which run the gamut from simple
flat-file data storage to robust database solutions--to that of
Linux as it flirted with corporate acceptance a few years ago.
Everitt and Rothfuss speculate that cost and flexibility
integration of custom, in-house applications will once again drive
adoption of open source technologies in many corporate