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DotNetNuke Co-Founder Shaun Walker shares "Effective Strategies for Evaluating and Eeploying Open Source Content Management Tools" at the Gilbane Conference 2010 in San Francisco

DotNetNuke Co-Founder Shaun Walker shares "Effective Strategies for Evaluating and Eeploying Open Source Content Management Tools" at the Gilbane Conference 2010 in San Francisco

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    Open Source Web Content Management Strategies Open Source Web Content Management Strategies Presentation Transcript

    • Gilbane San Francisco 2010
      T8. Open Source Tools That are Changing the Content Technology Landscape
    • Presenter
      Shaun Walker
      CTO
      DotNetNuke Corporation
      - 18 years professional experience in architecting and implementing enterprise software solutions for private and public sector organizations.
      - Creator of DotNetNuke, a Web Content Management Platform for ASP.NET which is the largest and most successful Open Source community project native to the Microsoft platform.|
      - Served as a founding Director for CodePlex Foundation, a non-profit foundation created by Microsoft for enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities.
    • Agenda
      Effective strategies for evaluating and deploying
      Open Source
      Content Management Tools
    • Open Source CMS
      • Open Source CMS systems have been available for over 10 years
      • Share many common characteristics but also differ in many fundamental ways
      • In recent years, many have evolved into Content Management Platforms
    • Business Proposition
      • More economical than proprietary CMS systems
      • Simple acquisition
      • Large accessible user base
      • Flexible and customizable
      … do they deliver?
    • Licensing
      • Understanding the most common open source licensing models and terminology
      • “Libre” vs “Gratis”
      • GPL
      • BSD
      • Dual Licensing
      • Open Core
      • Forking
    • Platform
      • Has your organization standardized on a specific technology platform?
      • Do you possess in-house resources which are skilled with the technology utilized by the CMS?
      • What other products does the CMS rely upon and what are the associated costs, licensing models, and business risks to consider?
    • Development Model
      • Understand the differences in software development models
      • Pro: Evolves rapidly, embraces new trends, high level of user influence
      • Con: Not always predictable, roadmap not always clear or even available
      • Organic vs. Commercial open source
      • Policy regarding upgrades and the preservation of backward compatibility?
    • Ease of Use
      • Simple intuitive web-based user interface
      • Utilizes modern client-side capabilities to create a rich interactive user experience
      • Most common tasks readily available, less common tasks reserved for power users
      • New users come up to speed quickly and require minimal training
      • Has a rich text editor that emulates the features available in modern word processors
    • Flexible Design
      • Offers flexibility in web design which does not restrict creativity or artistic expression
      • Supports the most common web design tools
      • Has a variety of templates available which can be utilized or customized
      • Has adequate documentation describing the design process
      • Can identify a number of professional resources who can assist with web design projects
    • Customizable
      • Provides an Open API and framework which can be utilized to easily build and integrate custom extensions
      • Allows for deep integration with other systems
      • Professional software development tools are available and cost effective
      • Are there many resources available or is the skillset specialized?
      • Supports software and content localization, multi-tenancy
    • Extensible
      • Additional functionality can be discovered, acquired, and deployed simply and easily
      • Terminology: Extensions, Plug-Ins, Modules, Widgets
      • Free vs. Commercial Licensing
      • Does the deployment model require IT involvement?
      • Does a certification program exist?
      • Is the volume and quality of extensions increasing?
      • Are they being actively maintained and enhanced by developers?
    • Scalable
      • Are there reference users which are utilizing the product in high volume environments?
      • Provides the ability to scale-up or scale-out based on your needs
      • Is committed to preserving performance baselines as the product evolves
    • Secure
      • Allows each author or administrator to have their own user account
      • Allows for security groups or roles to be defined
      • Has a rich permissions model which provides granular administrative rights to users
      • Supports multiple authentication systems
      • Includes full auditing of all changes in the system
      • Has a public Security Policy
    • Community
      • Has a large community of users who are vocal and actively involved
      • Has a central hub where community members can interact with one another
      • Offers community support services through discussion forums or wikis
      • Has community representation in your region ( ie. through user groups )
    • Supported
      • Community support channels have many active participants
      • Commercial support options are also available
      • Does the SLA match your business requirements?
      • Has a variety of commercial partners worldwide
    • Business Model
      • Vendor-led or Community-led?
      • Has a strong leadership team which has demonstrated strategic vision and has the confidence of the community
      • Has an understandable business model which ensures stability, accountability, and longevity
    • Thank You
      Ecosystem
      Commerce
      800+ third-party DotNetNuke vendors offering 8000+ extensions
      6 million downloadsgrowing by 100K per month
      Questions?
      ( Slides will be posted on my blog on www.dotnetnuke.com )
      500K+ production web sites with 12K new each month
      500+ active SIs, VARs, and web design firms
      775K+ members with 250K+ forum posts
      40+ web hosting partners