JBoss.org has selected open source content management system (CMS) Magnolia as the platform to support its new website infrastructure.
JBoss enables development of Java middleware in open source by an open community. JBoss currently uses its own in-house CMS to run the site. With over 40 different open source middleware projects to host, Magnolia will help
JBoss build the project websites for use by the community. Magnolia has said that JBoss wanted a single, scalable web infrastructure with the flexibility to enable project teams to run their own affairs and develop sites suited to their individual needs and identities.
Mark Newton, community lead at JBoss.org, said: It is important that our project teams are not restrained by the CMS and that they have free reign to exercise their own individuality and control of their own web space. Magnolia is the perfect solution. Each project has complete control over the look and feel of their site and can even choose to use their own domain in place of jboss.org.
With Magnolia, users with the correct permissions can login to their site, navigate to the page they wish to edit and select the right section, before being offered a set of logical choices to add, remove or edit the content. Likewise, administration can also be carried out remotely using a browser.
Boris Kraft, chief technical officer at Magnolia, said: As a part of Red Hat and with its own large community, JBoss.org has access to a wealth of open source expertise. Its decision to use Magnolia, given the organization’s insight into all areas of open source software, is one of the highest implicit recommendations we could hope for.