There are many open source content management solutions available today, reflecting a wide variety of capabilities and costs, and organizations of all types are more willing than ever to consider them in place of, or along side commercial CMSs. This session will look at some of the pros and cons of deploying open source content management systems in terms of licensing, costs, maintenance, and functionality to help you determine if they are an appropriate option for your organization.
In addition to all of that, I also hope we’ll talk about how the adoption landscape is or isn’t changing for open source in the CMS space, innovation and standards compliance in open source CMS, and how open source projects can make user adoption easier or more effective.
What questions would you like to ask this group of speakers? How do you see the landscape changing for open source projects in the content management space?
Wednesday was day two of Web Content 2008, and I presented in the afternoon on the rise of user-contributed content and community, and the impact that’s had on content management.
I had thought about calling it “From Content Management to Community Management” or maybe “Content Management is Dead” but ended up instead with: “Upload, Tag, Share, Discuss: Content Management in the Age of Participation.” Read more…
It includes yours truly (0:42 through about 1:20) babbling on about distributed social networking and the DiSo project. (I didn’t really go prepped to give the elevator pitch for DiSo, but I think I covered the concept ok – maybe more social network portability in general than that project in particular).
Now, I took the question very much in the context of “social media” and the topic of conversation that morning, and did not go for solving things like the war in Iraq, global warming, or ending poverty on the planet. But that doesn’t mean I’m shallow, just focused.