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Re: Tech Docs and Consultants

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: elein(at)varlena(dot)com, David Wheeler <david(at)wheeler(dot)net>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Tech Docs and Consultants
Date: 2003-04-12 19:32:00
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"Bricolage is a full-featured, open-source content-management and
publishing system. Features include intuitive and highly configurable
administration, workflow, permissions, templating, server-neutral output,
distribution, and document management."

David?  Would moving to Bricolage be something
that you would be willing to help with?  From my read on the site, the
Macworld Magazine Web site ( is running on Bricolage now,
so I'm guessing its 'production ready', and it is OSS ...

On Sat, 12 Apr 2003, Josh Berkus wrote:

> Marc,
> > Josh, from what I could tell on the Zapatec site, it looks like you are
> > looking at a Java Servlet, vs PHP, migration?  Would Enhydra,
> > Jakarta-Tomcat or JBoss (is there something else I haven't installed yet?)
> > help you with this?
> Sorry, I was too abrupt with that idea.   Here's the skinny:
> I'd like to take over Techdocs.   I have several articles which have not been
> posted due to the current techdocs format (raw HTML) and Justin's
> unavailibility.   And it's the kind of contribution to PostgreSQL I'd like to
> make.
> However, I can only reasonably manage Techdocs if it's on a production-ready
> Content Management System, with simplified page editing, multi-user rights
> management, and revision history.   I have investigated this extensively, and
> there are *no* production-ready, pure OSS, CMS for PostgreSQL running on PHP
> or Perl.  I was looking at developing one with Andy Chase (based on his
> "SnapSnap"), but then he got a job and Zapatec announced the launch of Bloki.
> Zapatec runs on PostgreSQL, are supporters of our community, and have offered
> to host a PG satellite site for free.   They have huge bandwidth as well.
> And their Bloki service, if it works as advertised (I haven't yet had time to
> test extensively) should meet the needs of Techdocs almost exactly.
> Particularly since Dror is likely to be willing to help with customizations.
> If I try to manage Techdocs on the current platform, I will find myself in
> exaclty the same place as Justin for most of 2002 ... unable to accept any
> new content because I have 80 hours of platform upgrade ahead of me.
> Make more sense, now?
> --
> Josh Berkus
> Aglio Database Solutions
> San Francisco

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