[Educational] Re: Plone - departments using this software

Melody Winkle mwinkle at cac.washington.edu
Fri Apr 6 17:20:58 UTC 2007

Hi Sue,

I've copied the educational Plone list, since many universities are 
further along and might also have comments and sites they're willing to 

Most of our sites are internal, but here are a few that are public:

The libraries is also working on a Plone project for their Intranet and 
public site.

We've been happy with the usability of Plone for authors and also with the 
feature set (although it can always be better).  The community is great as 
well, which matters a lot, especially when you're in a do-it-yourself 

We didn't evaluate Joomla, but from comments I've heard, it's amazingly 
easy to set up a site, but the feature set isn't as rich as Plone.

Let us know if you have more questions, and best of luck in your 

Melody Winkle
Computing & Communications
University of Washington

On Thu, 5 Apr 2007, Sue Ellis wrote:

> Hi, Melody:
> I'm a classified staff member who is on our College's CMS Team.  We are
> in the process of evaluating both Joomla and Plone.
> Skip Knox, our Webmaster and a member of the CMS Team, forward a note
> from you that he got from his UWEBD list.  You say that several
> departments at UW are using Plone.  Could you tell me which ones so we
> can look at their Web sites?
> Also, do you have any insights about Joomla that might be useful to us?
> We are very appreciative of any information or advise you can give us.
> Sue
> Sue Ellis, Administrative Assistant
> Department of Marketing and Finance
> College of Business and Economics
> Suite 306
> Boise State University
> 1910 University Drive
> Boise, ID  83725-1630
> 208-426-3356
> 208-426-5384 fax
> sellis at boisestate.edu
> website:  http://mkfi.boisestate.edu

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