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[News] Why Open Source CRM Software is Better; Open Source CMS Overview

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Open Source CRM: More Control, Less Cost

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| IT leaders who can get past the idea that Open-source CRM software is cheap 
| say they like the power and flexibility of owning their code.  


Top 10 Open Source CMS Systems

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| These days, much of the world of open source has turned squarely toward using 
| open source content management systems (CMS) to better manage the needs of 
| today's enterprise and small business. In this article, I will be examining 
| some of the most compelling CMS-based solutions that do not involve Drupal or 
| WordPress.    



Wordpress 2.6 downloaded 345,000 times in ten days

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| # There have been over 300 themes submitted to the brand new Theme directory,
|   released around the same time as 2.6.
| # In the same period (10 days) there were 579,871 downloads of 2,527 plugins
|   from the official plugin directory.


BitNami Adds Modules

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| Previously, each piece of software you installed with BitNami was entirely
| self-contained. For example, if you used their packaging to put both
| WordPress and Drupal on the same server, you'd end up with two copies of
| Apache, two of MySQL, and so on. While this made for easy configuration and
| trouble-free installs, it also had the potential to waste a lot of disk space
| and system resources.
| [...]
| The new approach makes using BitNami to set up a corporate server with a
| variety of open source software easier than ever.


Dries Buytaert, 29

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| Created as an open-source project by Dries Buytaert, Drupal is a free content
| management framework--a tool for building customized websites quickly and
| easily, without sacrificing features or stability. Site owners can choose
| from a list of possible features: they might, say, want to publish ­articles,
| offer each user a profile and a blog, or allow users to vote or comment on
| content. All these features are optional, and most are independent of the
| others.


Acquia Expands Technical Team

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| Acquia, a new software company offering commercial support for the Drupal
| social publishing system, today announced the addition of five new
| individuals to its technical team. With these new additions, Acquia, which
| was launched at Drupalcon in March, marks a 50-percent growth in company
| personnel.


Acquia to Ship Commercially Supported Drupal Build

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| Acquia, Drupal founder Dries Buytaert’s new company, took to the stage last
| Thursday at the Launch Pad session at the web 2.0 Expo in SF. Although they
| didn’t win the people’s choice for best startup (this honor went to Triggit),
| their soon to be released Carbon and Spokes programs are still plenty
| enticing.
| [...]
| It can be thought of as the equivalent of Red Hat distributions of Open
| Source Linux in that it’s essentially a commercial supported distribution of
| Open Source software. The benefit of such a system is that it offers users
| all the glories of open source software and community support along with
| business-quality support and response time guarantees.


Free software is better for web pages

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| Despite the considerable advances that the free software has made in the last
| years in its «market share» in different fields in informatics, only in a few
| of this fields free software has the supremacy. One of these is the field of
| web servers.

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