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  • 1. Beauty of the beast Mikko Ohtamaa Plone Conference 2013 @moo9000
  • 2. Agenda ★ How Plone happens ★ Why I started doing Plone ★ Why I stopped doing Plone
  • 3. Open Source Hacker moo9000
  • 4. Oldest living open source CMS* ★ Zope 1998 ★ Plone 2000 ★ Plone Foundation 2004 *) unless claimed otherwise
  • 5. Zope2/Startup/misc/ Copyright (C) 1999, 2000 Digital Creations, Inc. Guido van Rossum trying to learn Python
  • 6. There is no one on the driver’s seat The community is an organic mash up of small consulting shops having beer* with public sector IT departments *) sometimes a caiprinha or two
  • 7. 2003 Nokia did user interface testing of Series 40 phones with Python scripting A nuclear blast proof phone Microsoft
  • 8. €€€
  • 9. Many many beers ago in galaxy far away Ploneconf 2007 - Napoli Having a PC
  • 10. Everybody loves Plone ♥
  • 11. (except developers) (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
  • 12. Solving right problems wrong Python View Viewlet Manager Viewlets TAL HTML DOM / lxml Diazo XML XSLT Component LookupError WTF ??? Robot Git
  • 13. Plone is not attractive ★ Everybody who is not making money out of Plone doesn’t want to touch it ★ Ecosystem has found its niche, but it is not growing
  • 14. ★ It’s hard to grow your business if Plone is core of your business ★ I could work forever as a consultant alone, but meh
  • 15. Travel to Brazil - forget the sh*t
  • 16. By some bitcoins from me with reals!
  • 17. There is unexplained beauty in Plone the community
  • 18. Plone has only 1 feature ★There is no thing it cannot do ★ Most advanced plugin system ever written in any programming language ★ Most advanced permission, role and sharing system which bends so you don’t have to
  • 19. Battle-scarred community ★ Old enough to look into a mirror and admit the mistakes of the past ★ Most friendly community ★ No question goes unanswered ... but you might regret asking “We were young. We needed the money.”
  • 20. Plone community attracts most intelligent and interesting people...
  • 21. ...and happens everywhere Doing Plone logo at the swamp of a sunken city somewhere in Argentina
  • 22. ★ Ugliest legacy codebase ★ Not having smart enough living person to fix your bug ★ No one caring about us ...still... Even with...
  • 23. Plone is the best CMS for medium-large scale organizations with 15+ editors, several subsites and complex workflow needs
  • 24. Plone rocks like no other community on this planet
  • 25. Open Source Hacker mikko@redinnovation.commoo9000