Joomla’s Open Source CMS Has Enterprise Appeal

It’s been a long wait, but after three years in development, Joomla 1.6, the latest version of the open source content management system (CMS), is out.

Enterprise users may find several features of interest in the new release including a new abstraction layer that further enables the CMS to run on different database backends as well as leaving the door open to future innovation.
Joomla 1.6 also improves the enterprise usability of the open source project with enhanced access control. Joomla is among the three most popular open source CMS systems, including WordPress 3 and Drupal 7 and both of those recently released updates of their own.

“There wasn’t a specific charge to make Joomla 1.6 enterprise ready, but there was a good understanding that there were key features under the hood that were necessary for larger scale or more complex installations,” Ryan Ozimek, president of Open Source Matters the non-profit group that runs the Joomla project told “One of the key things is the implementation of a robust Access Control List (ACL).”

Ozimek also noted that the Joomla platform project can potentially be the glue used by an enterprise to tie different Web services together and provide customized services. Read the DevX story for more key details about the new release.

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Joomla 1.6 Takes Open Source CMS to the Enterprise

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