Evolution of Content Management Towards Open Source
John Newton, Alfresco.org
Track: Products & Services
Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2005
Time: 10:45 - 11:30
Location: Seasons Room
Just as operating systems, databases, and application servers have moved from a purely commercial base to open source, the $2.5 billion enterprise content management industry is ready for the same. Up to now, open source has only addressed web content management, but the enterprise content management market is far larger and broader, encompassing collaboration, image management, document management, compliance, and much more. This presentation compares the process of developing, marketing, and supporting open-source and closed-source content management systems and the role that open source will play going forward.
Having started both Documentum the ECM market leader, and Alfresco, an open source content management system, John Newton is uniquely placed to compare the open source and proprietary models. What are the differences in how products are conceived and developed? What role do users play in the development and refinement of content management systems? What are the ultimate benefits of both models to users, system administrators and the business? How will open source change the content management industry?
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