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Iron CMS

George DeMet, over at Palantir, has thrown down the gauntlet. He will be hosting a SXSW panel where different CMS compete on implementations of the same website design and specification. There will be three teams representing Drupal, Joomla! and WordPress. Each …

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My Social Network "Friend" Policy

Note: this policy is now being managed on my personal site.  Please get the latest version here.  
Over the past few years I have joined several social networking sites and continue to use a few of them regularly. These sites serve different purposes for …

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Great Backyard Plone Count

Karl Horak, A.K.A. Schlepp, has started an initiative that he calls the Great Backyard Plone Count – GBPC. Modeled after the Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count, the GBPC attempts to survey Plone sites in the wild. The general idea is that everyone …

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Conference Schedule 09

This year I am trying to reduce my travel by limiting the number of conferences that I attend. But there are a couple that I can’t miss.

J. Boye, Philadelphia, May 5-7The jboye09 conference in Philly (May 5-7) looks like it is taking shape nicely. …

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Jahia Community Edition V6 Available

Jahia has some big news. As of today, V6 of their Community Edition is now available. This is a big release for Jahia on a number of levels. Architecturally, they have refactored the application to make it cleaner by removing Jetspeed-2 from …

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Russell Toris Wins the JCR Cup

via CMSWire, Day Software recently announced the winner of the JCR 2008 Cup. Russell Toris won the MacBook Pro grand prize for his web clipping application “Crux”. While the idea is not all that innovative (it appears to be very similar to delicious.com), the …

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The Art of Community

Not that long ago, I started reading The Art of Community. Jono Bacon is posting to this blog as he writes an O’Reilly book by the same name. You can read drafts of the first chapters here and here. I expect demand …

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Yeah, That's a Favicon

Content Here’s new Favicon
Marketing Vox has an article describing Google’s plan to show favicons in search result listings (thanks AJ Kohn for the link!). For the uninitiated, favicons are those little pictures that sometimes appear to the left of the URL in your browser’s …

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Who Isn't Working on a SharePoint Killer?

I talk to a lot of web content management software vendors and open source project leaders and it seems like most of them are working on some kind of “knowledge worker collaboration portal” – a SharePoint killer. At first they avoid this comparison (nobody …

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Tale of two developers

Angie Byron, has wonderful post on approaches to contributing to an open source project. She makes her point in parallel stories of an outgoing developer who puts a lot of intermediate versions of her code for public review and a perfectionist who holds back …

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