2007

Plone community now owns the word Plone

Plone Foundation finalizes the trademark transfer. The community, via the Plone Foundation, now "owns" the word Plone in nearly all areas of the world. This article outlines the Plone Foundation's role protecting collective interests. It also highlights the Plone Community's values, basis of the development of a thriving ecosystem where developers, SMEs and users work together for the benefit of all.

PloneGov awarded by the European Commission

The PloneGov team is proud to announce that their eGovernment open source initiative based on Plone has been awarded the “Good Practice label 2007”. PloneGov receives this prestigious label based on the recommendation from the 2007 European eGovernment Awards consortium.

Last days of a unique opportunity to vote Plone into eGovernment

Your vote for the “Most innovative good practice” award is a unique opportunity to reach politicians and decision makers. Winning this award will highlight the maturity achieved by the Open Source collaborative model as a pragmatic way to tackle IT challenges in society. You may vote until Friday, September 7th.

Plone4Artists sprinters improve multimedia in Plone

The first ever Plone sprint in Boston took place July 18-22, 2007. The goal was to improve the multimedia capabilities of Plone and further develop the Plone4Artists suite of products. Over 20 participants sprinted for 5 days, made 6 new product releases and had a whole lot of fun in Beantown.

Plone 3.0 released!

The culmination of over a year of hard work by the Plone Team, Plone 3.0 is available for download for all platforms today.

PloneGov: vote for the “most innovative good practice” EU award

PloneGov has been selected amongst 53 finalists for the Third European e-Governement Awards. PloneGov's goal is to develop a set of generic tools matching the needs of local government and other public administrations. The initiative is open and aims to reach many more organizations. Each of you can vote for PloneGov in the "most innovative good practice" category and thus help, in concrete terms, this new e-Government open source initiative.

Visit Plone at LinuxWorld San Francisco 2007!

The Plone project will be present at this year's LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Aug 6th-9th. Drop by if you are curious about Plone, or visit the Plone Clinic™ to get help with any Plone-related issue. The doctors are in!

Plone 3.0 bug fix day/weekend

This coming weekend, we will wrap up and fix the last remaining bugs before the Plone 3.0 final release goes out. Join us and help fix, test, verify and translate!

OpenID Foundation awards bounty to Plone

The OpenID Foundation today announced that it had awarded three code bounties, $5000 each, to Plone, Drupal and dotnetnuke for implementing OpenID support in their respective products. The announcement was made today during the State of Lightning Talks at the O’Reilly Open Source Conference in Portland, OR.

Plone 3.0 Release Candidate available for all platforms

The Plone Team today announced the Release Candidate build of the upcoming Plone 3.0 release for all platforms. Please take a few minutes and read this message to see how you can help make Plone 3.0 even better and make it easier for yourself to upgrade. And add-on product authors: now is the time to start updating your products and verifying that they work on Plone 3.0!

PloneGov won the biggest French open source project award

PloneGov community and Zea Partners are proud to announce that the new Plone e-government initiative won the biggest French award for open source project Jun13 during a ceremony hold in the city of Paris Town Hall. This award, called "Grand prix du jury des Lutèce d'Or 2007", demonstrates the PloneGov work quality and encourages us to continue on this way.

Announcing the launch of PloneGov.org — an innovative e-Government initiative

Open source experts from the public sector, SME and Plone community participated in the first Plone e-government international workshop. After two days of intense work the group decided to merge into 1 common project 3 e-government initiatives: CommunesPlone (Belgium, France), PloneGov.ch (Switzerland) and UdalPlone (Basque Country, Spain). The new project, based on the open source Content Management System Plone, will be named PloneGov.org. It now reaches over 40 local governments and 2 regions in 5 countries.