Here's a synopsis of some of the measures that I track over here at Plone Metrics, just for discussion starters.
First off, here's the lastest Amazon Sales Rank stats. Normally I do this quarterly, but grabbing the data a month or so early won't do any harm.
Knox and Stahl continue to hold a good sales rank (low value) along with McKay and Redomino as well as McKay's Kindle version. I'll post the raw data over at the Plone Marketing site later.
The LaunchPad stats are always fun. Release 4.0.0 has already garnered 29,840 downloads of the Windows installer. An additional 4,206 downloads of vers. 4.0.1 have taken place this month since its release on the 4th. That's 34,046 downloads for Windows.
Hanno suggested adding PyPi numbers to the *nix installer numbers. That turns out to be 6,388 plus 1,010 OS X downloads for 4.0.
As always, the one set of statistics sure to raise the ire of other communities is vulnerabilities reported at the National Vulnerability Database.
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As usual, PHP-based systems fare much worse. Over the past 3 years systems like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla have hundreds of vulnerabilities, many of them serious. Even in the last few months all three of those CMS's have had vulnerabilities with high levels of CVSS severity.
It's no wonder that Federal agencies in the U.S like the CIA, FBI, DHS, and DOE turn to Plone. Internationally, nearly 300 governmental Plone sites are listed at Plone.net. Closer to home here in New Mexico, the City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Public Schools, and Sandia National Laboratories all use Plone.
Another qualitative way of looking at things is to look at the CMS subway map from Real Story Group (formerly CMS Reports). This is the June 2010 version. The main change is the addition of SharePoint Add-ons, which doesn't impact Plone's position at the intersection of web content management, portals & content integration, and collaboration & social software.
The main change is the addition of SharePoint Add-ons, which doesn't impact Plone's position at the intersection of web content management, portals & content integration, and collaboration & social software. By their reckoning, Drupal should more properly be over by WordPress and Fatwire where web CMS and collaboration/social software run parallel. Plone might be better served being compared with Open Text and IBM.