"Count what is countable. Measure what is measureable. What is not measureable, make measureable." -- Galileo

Saturday, October 13, 2007

InfoWorld Rating of Open Source CMS

Thanks to Carlos de la Guardia for spotting the very recent InfoWorld piece pitting Alfresco, Joomla, DotNetNuke, Drupal, and Plone. They were very upfront about their methodology, which although explicit lacks detail below the top level of score aggregation.

InfoWorld reviewers scored each contender in eleven areas:
  1. Availability
  2. Ease of use
  3. Interoperability
  4. Management
  5. Performance
  6. Security
  7. Reliability
  8. Scalability
  9. Setup
  10. Support
  11. Value
But alas, they only report scores in ease of use, features, scalability, security, management, and value. Of course, since these are all open source, availability ought to be 100% for all. Performance, reliability, setup, and support need to be addressed. As I've stated before, mere feature counts misses the fact that you should be matching features to requirements. In this case, I'd guess that Alfresco, built by fugitives from Documentum, is in fact a document management system, not strictly a CMS meant for online community development.

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