Navigating the open source CMS selection process

The popularity of open source content management systems, and the number of open source CMS options have grown exponentially in the last three years. However, it has become increasingly difficult for users to separate the good from the bad, in a market where–irony of ironies–even proprietary options are trying to look more like open source projects in order to get buyers’ attention.

Open source has become a buzz word for marketing material, said Kian Gould, CEO of open source consultancy AOE Media during a Dec. 2 session at content management conference Gilbane 2010, in Boston. “A lot of these so-called open core models don’t have a contribution model. And that means, in the end, it’s the same as proprietary software except you can look at the source code,” said Gould.

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