Monday March 12, 12:13 pm Eastern Time

Press Release

SOURCE: Digital Creations

Digital Creations Announces Zope-Based Content Management Framework

Open Source Framework Speeds Time-to-Market for Corporate Intranets, Community Web Sites, and Content Publishers

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Creations, developers of Zope(TM), the leading Open Source Web application server announces the release of its new Content Management Framework (CMF). CMF makes it easy to rapidly build content management systems so even non-technical users can maintain systems, safely speeding content creation and publication.

``We use Zope to build content management systems, delivering them far faster than other providers,'' said Rob Page, co-founder and COO of Digital Creations. ``We have packaged the expertise in the Content Management Framework, allowing developers to rapidly create and deploy flexible, high performance systems.''

CMF enables the secure distribution of content to those responsible for maintenance and updates. Templates simplify the entire content creation process, which is managed through the Web. Role-based Permissions ensure proper implementation of content publication. Workflow, like other business rules, can be fully customized to fit the organization's rules. Version Tracking and Rollback capability ensure that any changes can be quickly and easily made, without impacting the rest of the site.

CMF treats the three tiers of a Web site -- content, business rules and presentation -- as Managed Content, resulting in an extremely flexible system. Security, Permissions and Version Control can be applied to each layer separately. Changes can be made off-line, and rolled out immediately once approved. Multiple presentations are supported. Members can choose the look and feel they prefer. Business rules can be customized, and different groups can have different rules.

Information is added to the site and indexed on a real-time basis, so as soon as Permission is granted for content to be made public, the text is available for searching. Searches are affected by roles, so search results will not include items the user does not have Permission to view. Both meta database and full text searching are available, improving the quality of the results.

CMF integrates with many standard tools, components and protocols, including XML, WebDAV, RPC, SOAP, and LDAP. It also works with Oracle, Sybase and other ODBC-compliant relational databases. CMF runs on most versions of Windows and Unix, including Linux.

Availability and Support

CMF is released as Open Source, which means it comes with the source code at no charge. The beta version of CMF can be downloaded from cmf.zope.org and technical support is available by posting messages to the Zope mailing lists, one of which is specific to the CMF. Support is also available from Digital Creations, on a fee basis.

Digital Creations provides a full range of consulting services. For organizations requiring assistance implementing CMF, the Company is the superior choice because services are supported by the developers who created, and continue to enhance, CMF.

Zope

Zope is the leading Open Source application server, specializing in content management, portals, and custom applications. Digital Creations introduced Zope as an Open Source product in 1998, and it is now the platform of choice for demanding content publishers, managers and application developers. As an Open Source solution, Zope comes with complete source code, and is available at no charge. There are over 20,000 developers around the world contributing to Zope, providing on-going support and enhancements. More information, including the Zope source code, is available at http://www.zope.org .

About Digital Creations

Digital Creations is the leading provider of enterprise content management solutions based on the Open Source Zope application server and its new Content Management Framework (CMF). Digital Creations rapidly creates and deploys high-performance content management solutions that are scalable, reliable, and easily maintained. Source code is delivered with their systems, so clients have complete control over their software. Customers include Fortune 1000 companies, newspapers and other media, telecommunications firms, government agencies, the military, educational institutions and Internet businesses. Whitney & Company and Opticality Ventures are investors in Digital Creations. The company is headquartered in Virginia, with offices in New York and Oregon. For more on Digital Creations and Zope, go to http://www.digicool.com .