[Evangelism] Re: Re: "Top 15 Questions..." Final Draft

Dylan Jay djay at pretaweb.com
Wed Apr 15 03:28:30 UTC 2009

Gabrielle, I'm a little confused, can I go in and edit this part  
directly even if its a bit of a departure from what was there  

see my comments below

On 14/04/2009, at 4:32 PM, Alexander Limi wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Apr 2009 01:51:19 +0200, Dylan Jay <djay at pretaweb.com>  
> wrote:
>> IMHO we're much better selling plone on it's enterprise grade  
>> power. The fact thats its both a web CMS and document management  
>> system. And set the expectation that Plone being Enterprise grade  
>> combined with consultants produces a fantastic fit to your business  
>> needs.
> These are all good points, and do not contradict the other parts of  
> the story.

you are right but the point I was making was that when we sing Plone's  
praises perhaps we pick just our key differentiator for our audience  
so that our message has more impact. I don't think easy to install is  
a key differentiator.
Since its pretty unclear who the audience for these questions is, that  
makes it hard. Is this aimed at getting developers to take on plone as  
a tool or at organisation decision makers looking for a solution.

Plone the community open source enterprise content management system.  
It's power comes from it's unique combination of content management,  
document management, workflow, collaboration tools and web theming  
For those controlling the content of site it provides an easy to use  
yet power web interface.
For those choosing their organisations next web presence or Intranet  
Plone efficiencies by combining several systems into one while  
maintaining integration with existing systems and the highest levels  
of security.
For developers it provides to tools to create anything from a simple  
blog to scalble multiserver global intranet, customised to the exact  
user requirements.

Plone is among the top 2% of all open source projects worldwide, with  
200 core developers and over 300 solution providers in more than 50  

Plone has been actively developed since 2001, is available in more  
than 40 languages, and has the best security track record of any major  

Plone's codebase and intellectual property is owned by the Plone  
Foundation, which is a non-profit organization where donations are tax- 
deductible (at least in the US).

It's a bit clumsy and could be cut down but I think it has more impact  

>> No  one expects SAP to be easy to install do they?
> The thing is, Plone *is* easy to install, and you get a very  
> sophisticated setup even when using the base installers. It's just a  
> bit challenging to develop for at the moment, something that we're  
> working hard on fixing.
> SAP is hard to install *and* hard to develop for. Or maybe just  
> expensive, depending on how you look at it. ;)
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