2009

Please help us test Plone 4 alpha releases!

Plone 4 is coming with a lot of new features and improvements! But we can't find and squash its bugs without your help. Please help us improve Plone 4 by downloading and testing our “alpha 3” release. This release is only for testing purposes and is not suitable for production environments.

Announcing World Plone Day 2010

The Plone open source software community will hold the 3rd annualWorld Plone Day (WPD) on April 28, 2010. WPD is an day of events heldaround the globe to spread awareness of Plone, a free and open sourceInternet publishing system that combines web content management,social software, collaboration and enterprise portal features.

Plone Conf 2009: Submit a Talk!

The talk submission process is currently under way, with around 30 talks submitted so far for the Plone Conference in Budapest this year. What better way to give back to the community than to do a talk.

The Month in Plone: July 2009

There’s a whole lot happening with Plone and the community this month, so here’s the summary of what happened in July 2009 to help you keep on top of it all.

ONE-Northwest: online networking for the environment with Plone

ONE/Northwest is a US non-profit supporting the environment and grass roots organizations through the use of technology. For over a decade, ONE/Northwest has helped over 800 environmental organizations fuse technology with new ways of doing their work. The organization relies intensively on open source software, for example, offering websites powered by the Content Management System Plone in order to help environmental NGOs make the leap to the Internet age.

Can PloneGov Still Save The World?

The 5th International Conference on Open Source Systems took place in Skövde, Sweden, from 3-6 June. During his keynote address, Brian Behlendorf, a founder of the not-for-profit Apache Software Foundation, talked about the social impact of Open Source development. Specific mention was given to PloneGov a collaborative software ecosystem, where government organizations, non-profits and the private sector work together to share the cost of enhanced capabilities.

PloneGov: CommunesPlone a fast growing project "in production"

CommunesPlone, a PloneGov SubCommunity, has released its first finished applications, such as a meeting management tool, PloneMeeting, and a module, Teleservices that allows citizens to file documents and submit requests online. By releasing these applications, the CommunesPlone collaborative has quickly attracted more municipalities to the group, which recently reached its 100 local governments.

PloneGov case study: Kent Connects Information Sharing Portal

UK public organizations in Kent and Medway collaborate in an innovative open source project. The Kent Connects Information Sharing Portal has been developed to create a flexible, virtual online space for any Kent Connects partner to share information via the internet in a secure way. This allows groups, communities, partnerships or individuals across these partner organisations to access documents, minutes, agendas etc from a central, secure store.