Nothing says summer like July, so we've collected a group of open source CMS updates as long as those warm summer evenings.
We try to include as many updates as we can in this segment, but if we do miss something or overlook an update, please feel free to let us know in the comments, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two new executives have joined the Alfresco management team in the company's new San Jose offices. Paul St. John and Paul Warenski both have extensive histories in the the IT world, and they were reportedly brought on board due to Alfresco'd growing international business.
Alfresco also announced a partnership with Acquia that could afford both companies more access to larger customer bases, and allow customers to get more out of their dealings with either company. By teaming up, Alfresco and Acquia can take advantage of the complimentary nature of their relationship, and sell customers on a more complete CXM package.
As Acquia is one of the largest vendors in the open source CMS world, there are constantly Drupal Days, Drupal meetups and Drupal site building days throughout every month, and July is no different. Acquia has also partnered up with Alfresco, as mentioned above, and while the relationship is now formalized, the two have had a working relationship for years.
eZ Publish Releases Version 5.1
eZ Systems released version 5.1 of its eZ Publish platform in June, and it's all part of the company's six month release cycle. The next update will roll out in November, so for now, eZ Publish customers can look forward to an updated Web framework courtesy of Symfony2.
Hippo is holding a meet up at its office in Amsterdam July 10, and the event is themed around mobile. Space is limited to 25 people, however, so it is requested people register ahead of the event. Additionally, there is a Hippo webinar on July 11 on combining CXM with DAM.
Joomla! user group meetups are happening all throughout July, including in Tokyo, Hamburg, London and Cologne. There is also Joomla! Days events scheduled for Sao Paulo and Cotonou, Benin (Africa), both on July 5.
Liferay has several trainings and webinars scheduled for July, but it's also taking part in this year's Open Source Conference, OSCON, in Portland, Oregon July 22 to 24. Right before setting up its booth at that event, however, the company will also be heading over to the Community Leadership Summit on July 20 and July 21, also in Portland. This is a less formal event, and is publicized as an unconference, with a more open arrangement of speakers and sessions.
Anyone heading to OSCON would do well to make a week of it and hit up the Summit as well.
Magnolia 5 Released: Can Touch Separate Magnolia from the CMS Masses?
To help roll out the years in the making Magnolia 5, the company is holding a webinar July 11 to give people an up close and personal look at the fledgling system. Magnolia 5 debuted in June, and it's a complete redesign of the system's user interface. It's built with mobile devices in mind, and the design is meant to allow touch based devices to do anything in the system that could be done on a laptop.
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