Two vendors released their commercial offerings based on very popular open source products. Earlier this month, Acquia released commercial Drupal which is a collection of popular 3rd party applications packaged with Drupal to extend its social publishing capabilities. Liferay also followed and released an enterprise edition of its Portal product. The enterprise edition will be a commercially … Continue reading Commercial Offerings from Open Source Product Vendors
Even though most CMS products claim they can deliver content to any device, the fact remains that delivering content to mobile devices is quite different. What most of them provide is the ability to separate content from its presentation and then apply a different template if you want to deliver to mobile device. BTW, this … Continue reading Open Source Mobile Content Delivery
There has been an increased activity in the Open Source Portal and Content Management Products space. Many new versions have been released in recent times and there’s much more to follow. Joomla!, Alfresco, OpenCms, Liferay and JBoss all released their next versions. Joomla! released their first ever version (although Beta). This was a completely re-written … Continue reading Flurry of Activity in the Open Source space
Packt Publishing, publishers of some good books on CMS have announced an award for the “best” Open Source CMS. You can also send in your nominations. Some details though: Award prize money is $ 5000, $ 3000 and $ 2000 respectively for the top 3. Nominations commenced on July 24, 2006 Nominations close on September … Continue reading Open Source Content Management System Award Launched
I’ve come across this scenario multiple times. A company C1 merges with another company C2. C1’s corporate standard is CMS1 and C2’s is CMS2. Because of the merger, C1 has to eventually move its systems to CMS2. However, during the transition phase, which could be as long as 18 to 24 months, it is very … Continue reading Open Source as a bridge between commercial products
In an earlier posting, I had written some observations about Liferay and Jetspeed. After that, I’ve spent some more time playing around with Liferay and recently launched Jboss. Like my previous post, I will try and keep this also a *living* post i.e., I will keep updating it as and when possible.
I’ve been playing around with some JAVA based Open Source Content Management Systems for some time for an upcoming project. I’ve considered OpenCMS, Apache’s Lenya and Alfresco uptil now and am posting some of the observations here. I will try and keep this a *living* post i.e., I will keep updating it as and when … Continue reading Open Source CMS Comparison
We run our group’s Portal on a leading commercial Portal Server. Since it is an internal portal, most of the development is done by people when they are not on projects (On Bench that is). This leads to too many issues. If someone has to work on one of these commercial portals (BEA, IBM etc), … Continue reading Is Open Source good enough?
More and more clients (even the large ones) have started taking Open Source Portals and CMS offerings more seriously. I and a friend of mine (Pranshu – http://pranshujain.blogspot.com/) who’s an expert in this area have been discussing this trend and we did some research. We basically searched for jobs on a popular job site and … Continue reading Open Source Portals and CMS offerings maturing
This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. Enterprise software giants SAP, Adobe, and Microsoft jointly announced an “Open Data Initiative” at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in September. To quote from the press release, ….the Open Data Initiative, which is a common approach and set of resources for customers based on three guiding principles: Every organization owns … Continue reading What to Make of the Open Data Initiative from Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP