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Re: [News] Enterprise Content Management Goes 100% Open Source

On Thu, 11 May 2006 18:40:39 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Alfresco Enterprise Edition Goes 100% Open Source; Alfresco Removes
>| Closed Source Risk For Governments And Major Corporations
>| Alfresco Software Inc., the first provider of an open source enterprise
>| content management solution, today announced that 100 percent of the
>| Alfresco Enterprise Edition will be open source. Governments and
>| non-profits turn to open source, in large part, to ensure their
>| investments in technology are protected for long-term viability.
> `----
> http://www.ecmconnection.com/content/news/article.asp?docid=953fe60c-88fb-4d30-9b94-53b997a7f46e&atc~c=771+s=773+r=001+l=a&VNETCOOKIE=NO

Alfresco is definately cool stuff, but it's still got a long way to go.  I
question whether it's truly ECM today.  At best, it's a document management
and JSR-170 CM Repository.  It lacks Web Content management, for instance.

WCM is planned for a future version, but right now it's only a partial
solution.  However, when used in conjunction with a WCM like Apache Lenya,
it could be a powerful combination, though requiring two different

As for the 100% open source, it was 99% open source.  They basically just
opened up a few "enterprise" features they had previously required you to
pay for (LDAP, clustering, sso, etc..)

Apparently they figured out that none of their customers wer buying it for
the enterprise features, but rather for the support contract.  So they
figured there was no reason to reserve those features to enterprise only.
I think it's a good move.

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