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

Dylan Jay djay at pretaweb.com
Wed Apr 15 13:24:52 UTC 2009

On 15/04/2009, at 10:45 PM, Gabrielle Hendryx-Parker wrote:

> Hi Dylan,
> This new draft is the results of many discussions and edits. It is  
> important that the majority of people in the Community feel  
> comfortable with it.
> Some of your concerns have been addressed in that we are now  
> positioning Plone as an "enterprise quality CMS". However we don't  
> feel that Plone is a real DMS and don't think we should position it  
> as one in light of the superiority of other products in that

yeah fair call about DCMs. I don't mean to be disrespectful to the  
work already done. I was just hoping we can come up with something  
really compelling that reflects plone real differences. Drupal can't  
combine document repository type functionality with a web CMS the way  
plone can but it is easy to install. You guys are the experts though.

> field. However, we did mention that "Plone is a true CMS with built- 
> in publication

> workflow and document management features" in question #8.
> Furthermore, the description of Plone as being an application that  
> is easy to use has been better expressed in this new statement: "is  
> easy for developers to download and install, and easy for end-users  
> to use."
> While these are general guidelines we encourage the Community to  
> follow, they should not prevent you from adapting the general  
> message to better fit your sales pitch to a specific client. We just  
> can't make the exception the rules for everyone.
> I hope this addresses your concerns.
> Thank you,
> Gabrielle Hendryx-Parker
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> On Apr 14, 2009, at 11:28 PM, Dylan Jay wrote:
>> 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  
>> originally?
>> 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 engine.
>> 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 countries.
>> Plone has been actively developed since 2001, is available in more  
>> than 40 languages, and has the best security track record of any  
>> major CMS.
>> 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 yeah?
>>>> 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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