[thelist] CMS: opensource or hand-roll?

Zachary Kent zachary.kent at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 11:36:13 CDT 2008

> The concept of a Unique Selling Point's a new one to you then?

No reason to be an ass, Dr. Spock.

> Not comparing apples with apples there - could he have sold 'em with a
> customisation of an existing CMS to do the same stuff, investing less
> coding work to do the customisation than coding from scratch?

If you go back to my original post, I was bringing up this topic to
discuss the merits of hand-rolling vs. customization.  I have heard
lots of opinions on both sides.  And at this point, though I am
itching to write something of my own (CMS or otherwise) I have decided
to explore the world of opensource CMS, probably Drupal.  I have a
half dozen websites to do and I gotta get them done fairly quick.

> Also, I would suggest that if the clients understood what they were
> getting, then they would have been very concerned about vendor lock-in
> for ongoing support.

I agree.  I have had this happen before.

I thank you all for your comments.  Its been interesting.

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