What good CMS-tools are there out there?
I want to talk about XML content management. I have spent a good part of my career trying to use, design, implement, and otherwise bend content management systems of various types to my will. It has not, for the most part, been fun or pretty. I've also watched a number of clients dig themselves into very deep holes using various tools that I knew were at best suboptimal, if not downright counterproductive. I've thought very deeply over the years about how to manage systems of hyperdocuments through complex development cycles and I (with my collegues) implemented a system that in fact did what we felt a system needed to do in the way we thought it should do it, only to have that software put on a shelf and tied up in intractable IP webs as a side effect of the sale by DataChannel of ISOGEN to Innodata. Doh.
Community site for Nuxeo CPS, an extensive collaborative Web content management system (CMS) implemented on top of Zope. Nuxeo CPS enables organizations to easily, quickly and efficiently implement collaborative intranet, extranet or internet applications.
Ariadne is a Web Application Server and Content Management System. written entirely in PHP. It has a rich user interface which includes wizards, pulldown menus, and a WYSIWYG HTML editor (MSIE 4+ only). Ariadne is available for free under the Gnu General Public License.
PROPS is an open, extensible Internet publishing system designed specifically for periodicals such as newspapers and magazines who want to publish online, either exclusively or as an extension of their print publication. PROPS is written entirely in PHP4 using a MySQL database backend, and is free software released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).