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Thu September 23, 2004

A Skeptical Perspective on the Open Source CMS Market

I am helping Greenpeace build a new Open Source CMS system based on OpenACS and I stumbled across the article Open-Source CMS: Prohibitively Fractured? by Tony Byrne, founder of CMSWatch. I think the article makes some good points for example about programming language religion, technical elegance over end user features, dilusion of efforts, the risk of forking, and re-invention of the wheel over reuse of standard APIs (for example from the Apache project).

There is quite an impressive supply of sites on the web providing listings, reviews, demos, and articles about CMS systems, such as, CMSMatrix, and CMSInfo