Friday, September 29, 2006

Progress on Open Source CMS

Picking up my discussions about Content Management Systems… two things stand out: first “content management” is a broad topic and needs sub-dividing, second there seem to be thousands, if not millions of Open Source CMS systems out there.

Well, good news, bad news, good news.

Good news: there is a white paper from Seth Gottlielb at Optaros (January 2006) which is very useful in getting a grips with the Open Source problem and giving some hints on the sib-division problem – “Content Management Problems and Open Source Solutions.”

Bad news: I know some of the sub-divisions of CMS, things like “Document Management System”, “Web Content Management System” and “Enterprise Content Management System” but so far I haven’t found a good list of definitions.  How many sub-divisions are their?  When is a CMS “Enterprise” and when is it not?

Good news: I installed Joomla CMS this week – its a spin-off from Mambo – on WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP).  The install was actually quite painless, apart from a few problems getting PHP to work on Windows with Apache everything went well.

Anyway, thats it for now, just wanted to capture these thoughts, so much going on, lots of blog entries to come!