"Can the former leader of one of the biggest players in the
commercial content management arena make a successful transition
into the open source community? That's exactly what we're going to
find out with the initial releases of Alfresco scheduled for later
"Founded in June by John Newton, co-founder of Documentum, and
John Powell, former COO of Business Objects, Alfresco plans to
offer companies a real alternative to the big name players in the
content management market--Documentum, Vignette, and Interwoven.
Part of Alfresco's mission is to open up robust and scalable
content management to everyone, including businesses whose size or
wallet makes the existing enterprise content management solutions
cost prohibitive. Alfresco is the first open source solution to
reach beyond Web content management focus; and, with the help of
the open source community, Alfresco hopes to be able to foster
innovation for content management tools..."
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