Making A Better Open Source CMS

I feel much better knowing I’m not the only one who finds Open Source CMS systems so frustrating. I’ve been poking around with several on the theory that a decent, affordable, CMS should be a key component in a personal knowledge management environment. Veen helps articulate why I’ve been struggling and it’s not because I’m stupid, which is always reassuring. The comments to Veen’s post are also helpful in suggesting some paths forward for my own experiments. Now, if I can only find those hours hidden between midnight and 1AM that I’m sure exist in some parallel universe

Jeff Veen: Making A Better Open Source CMS. “I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve heard people tell me things like, ‘Yeah, we tried PHP-Nuke. But everything came out so Nuke-y looking.’ That suggests to me that most systems are designed with a particular genre of site in mind. Then, features and functionality are added on top of that basic framework. And the whole package is then shipped as a tangled mess of add-ons and faulty assumptions.” There seem to be a lot of people who want to write Slashclones or blog software or dynamic app frameworks, but not much in the way of generic content management. [Hack the Planet]