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.
We will be entering a maintenance window this weekend to work on an upgrade of the Plone Help Center.
Gathering all Plone-related domain names under Plone foundation ownership and protection.
Switching DNS servers for Plone domain names.
Plone was named best non-PHP-based open-source CMS by Packt Publishing for a second year in a row, winning a $2000 award for the Plone Foundation.
At its first meeting, the new Plone Foundation Board of Directors chose officers and appointed new advisory board members.
A roundup of news in the Plone world for October 2009.
Plone.org will be undergoing maintenance on Ocotber 13th.
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.
After a rough honeymoon, Plone and the new cat are cohabiting happily.
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.
Plone.org is undergoing a colocation move. Downtime will occur.
Expect the new cat to require updated Plone installers and other adjustments.
Plone 3.3 offers several refinements, including much better facilities for building sub-sites.
Rob Gietema, Clayton Parker, Erik Rose, and Eric Steele are the newest members of the Plone Foundation.
Plone.org is undergoing routine maintenance. Downtime may occur.
A fundable.org appeal is open for contributions to improving ZopeSkel usability for Plone themers and integrators through August 31, 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.
Be the most helpful in our #plone support channel in August, 2009, and you can win a $1,000 travel stipend and free conference admission to the Plone Conference in Budapest.
Conditions for the Participation Grants are published on the conference website.
Plone 3 Theming book published by ONE/Northwest Web Developer, Veda Williams.
Get ready to submit session proposals for Plone Conference 2009 in Budapest! Submissions open July 31, and close September 6th.
Following voting on Plone Improvement Proposals, the features accepted for Plone 4 have been announced.
June was a busy month for the Plone project. Here’s a summary of progress and upcoming events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have a great idea for how to improve Plone? We've now got a simple new tool to suggest, discuss and vote on ideas!
The Plone community is featured prominently in an IT World article about open source sprints that includes interviews with Plone Foundation president Jon Stahl and PloneFormGen creator Steve McMahon.