[Evangelism] Article: Is Plone a Good CMS

Matt Hamilton matth at netsight.co.uk
Wed Jul 22 10:13:10 UTC 2009

On 22 Jul 2009, at 01:37, Dylan Jay wrote:

> On 22/07/2009, at 6:00 AM, Matt Hamilton wrote:
>> Janus Boye just published an article entitled 'Is Plone a Good CMS?'
>> http://www.jboye.com/blogpost/is-plone-a-good-cms/
>> A fairly even article saying basically 'Danish Govt say Plone is a  
>> good CMS, but is it fair that they pick one?'
> It's a very sticky question which we've recently been dealing with a  
> gov in our country. Probity is very important for governments it  
> seems, or at least ours. We do seem to be making real progress and  
> were thinking of giving a talk at the conference about this subject.  
> You must have come up with similar barriers with your gov work Matt?

To be honest, we've not really come across it yet, but we don't do a  
massive amount of govt. work. What we have done in govt has all been  
with clients who are already using Plone and need additional help.

The UK Govt has recently come out to say that Open Source should be  
considered in equal terms to Commercial, but AFAIK they don't  
recommend any one system.  There was a project called DOTP -  
Delivering on The Promise, which was meant to be a single CMS system  
developed for the government. But uh.... it failed to deliver on the  
promise and has been quietly taken out back shot and buried.


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