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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 touch.

"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 shops..."

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