[Zope-Annce] Press Release: The Plone Team Releases Plone 1.0
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 05:15:03 +0100
The Plone Team Releases Plone 1.0
Professional Open Source System For Managing Content
Paris, France -- At the SolutionsLinux 2003 conference, the Plone Team
released Plone 1.0, bringing open source into the world of professional
systems for managing content. Plone is an open source information
management system available in 22 languages, and has a large and active
community supporting it.
Plone marries design and usability to Zope, the award-winning application
server, which provides a powerful open source architecture for rich content
and rich content services. The combination provides administrative
workflow, multimedia, metadata, integrated search, and the industry's first
standards-compliant templating system. Other open-source add-ons provide
Plone with integration of documents written in Microsoft Word and
OpenOffice, PDF generation, versioning and more.
"The Plone infrastructure provides an easy, attractive installation that
gives you a professional system in a matter of minutes. The team is
passionate about the user experience, and much time has gone into refining
and finishing the product", usability analyst Alexander Limi from the Plone
Team stated at the release event.
The polished installers and integrated products make installation and
deployment of Plone far more attractive than other systems. Once installed,
users will find a productive environment for authoring, searching, and
"Plone marks an important milestone for Free Software," says Nicolas
Pettiaux, ICT manager of Commission Communautaire Franšaise in Brussels.
"We now have a complete system for managing information that competes head
to head with major proprietary Content Management Systems. For large
organizations, as we are in public administration, the arrival of a
professional, workflow-oriented system will make Free Software the leading
strategy it deserves to be."
Plone is available for a number of platforms, including Windows, MacOS X,
Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris.
Notable users of Plone include NASA, Government of Hawaii, Lufthansa, and
University College London. Plone can be downloaded from the website -
Plone is an open source system for managing information and administering
content. Plone is backed by Plone International, a non-profit located in
France. The organization holds the copyright, and Plone is available under
a dual licencing scheme, both the GPL and a commercial license. Plone was
founded in 1999 by Alan Runyan (USA), Alexander Limi (Norway) and Vidar
Andersen (Norway), and has core developers in 14 different countries.
Before the 1.0 release, Plone had already already passed 15 000 downloads.
For more information and download options, see http://plone.org.
Zope is a leading open source application server, specializing in content
management, portals, and custom applications. Since Zope Corporation
introduced Zope as an open source product in 1998, it has become the
platform of choice for content publishers, managers, and application
developers. As an open source product, Zope comes with complete source code
and no software licensing fees. Zope is managed by the global Zope
community, with thousands of developers and companies participating
worldwide. More information, including the Zope source code, is available
Paul Everitt, Director of Zope Europe Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
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