Zope is a high-performance application server, a web server, and a basic content management system. It allows its users to quickly build dynamic websites. It allows work to be shared, letting the developers keep out of the content management by delegating it to other people, without having to worry too much about security concerns.
Zope is also open-source, which is crucial to its success and relies on the support of a strong and active community. The Zope community consists of hundreds of companies and thousands of developers all over the world, working on building the platform and Zope applications. Zope is written in Python, a highly-productive, object-oriented scripting language. It has been described as Python's killer application; that is, the one application that makes it well worth learning Python and which best shows off the power of Python.
Plone is built on top of the open source application server Zope and the accompanying Content Management Framework. Plone is ideal as an intranet and extranet server, as a document publishing system and as a groupware tool for collaboration between separately located entities.
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Last modified 2007-03-20