[Plone-conference] Openspace: growing plone

Héctor Velarde hector.velarde at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 13:34:20 UTC 2014

I don't want to repeat myself; my views on what's failing have been 
posted in many places in the last years and I resumed it in one sentence 
a few months ago on a thread about marketing Plone:

"if we do not fix that [the lack of an updated roadmap with the 
community's strategic vision of Plone in the short, mid and long term], 
Plone is going to slowly die as a viable project."


(yes, that was before my friend Andreas named his talk.)

we sell sites for $40 USD a month (including hosting) with the same 
features that we have developed for our main customers, but with almost 
no support; but I'm not interested in selling sites for $10 USD a month.

and no, Harito, I don't agree with you: the cost of a Plone site is 
zero, nil, nada... what you're paying is not the software, but our 
service and expertise... and Plone, out of the box, is probably still 
the most amazing CMS out there; ask Érico to give you a sales 
presentation... he's unbeatable.

it would be amazing if this open space ends with an updated vision of 
Plone to replace this one:


best regards

Héctor Velarde

On 20-10-2014 20:55, M. Harito Reisman wrote:
 > If the base costs for a Plone site is very high, Plone becomes a much
 > harder sell! What are the values the customer gains to make up for this?


 > Plone is in a sense a strange product, because out of the
 > box the product is not providing much value in comparison to a rapidly
 > progressing market, one needs added services available from Plone

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