Tyrell Software Corp. has released Plone 1.0 Installer for Mac OS X. It’s a ready-to-install package containing the Zope application server and the Plone Content Management System.
Plone is an open source system for managing information and administering content.
Plone International holds the copyright, and Plone is available under a dual licensing scheme, GPL (General Public License) and a commercial license. The GPL requires that developers who work on open source material provide their source code to the public at large.
Plone is designed to “marry design and usability” to Zope, the application server that provides an open source architecture for rich content and rich content services. The combination provides administrative workflow, multimedia, metadata, integrated search and a standards-compliant template system. Other open-source add-ons provide Plone with integration of documents written in Microsoft Word and OpenOffice, PDF generation, versioning, and more.
Zope Corp. introduced Zope as an open source product in 1998. As an open source product, Zope comes with complete source code and no software licensing fees.
“With the recently released Mac OS X installer for Plone, Tyrell lets us reach an audience that is important to us, and they’ve done a great job,” said Alexander Limi, cofounder of the Plone project at plone.org.
Free to use and modify, Plone is available for
download now. The Mac OS X package requires Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar.