Annual Conference of Open Source Content Management Systems

Worldwide representation of CMS programs scheduled for this inaugural Zurich conference.

On March 21 and 22, 2002, developers of content management systems from the world over will meet in Zurich for the first Open Source Content Management Systems Conference. All participants adhere to the open-source spirit: the source code and therefore the results of their labor are available for free to anyone.

Low costs and a large degree of vendor independence have led to a growing share of open-source software in the content management systems market. Six fully operable programs are already available on the market: Cofax (US), Midgard (Finland), MMBase (Netherlands), OpenCms (Germany), Wyona (Switzerland) and Zope (US). Some of these are used worldwide.

On the first day of the conference, each of the six programs will be presented by their respective developers. On the second day, three frameworks that are used in conjunction with content management software will be presented by their respective (co-)developers, Cocoon, Infozone and Axkit.

The event is organized by the wyona.org Society. The society's goals are the dissemination of the Wyona CMS and the promotion of knowledge-sharing between developers of different open-source content management systems.

The conference will be held March 21 and 22, 2002, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. The conference fee is $ 300 USD, with a reduced fee for students. More information is available on the conference web site or by phone at +41-1-272 91 61.

The conference will be mainly a developer's conference, but all others are very welcome as well.

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