What We Do
Webonobo is a provider of internet, intranet, and mobile website solutions. We chose the Plone Content Management System in 2006 as our sole development software because we were looking for a system that would be flexible enough to meet all of our client needs and intuitive enough for the non-technical user.
Plone is among the top 2% of all open source projects worldwide.* Why is that important to us? Open source projects do not depend on a business model that controls and makes a profit on development, releases and fixes. As an open source project, Plone is created and maintained by an enthusiastic and cooperative group of developers around the globe who contribute freely to the software.
The Plone Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, provides development, support and marketing for the Plone community. As a Plone Foundation Sponsor, Webonobo participates in Plone educational conferences. By networking with this international pool of talented programmers, we can draw on their expertise at any time to supplement our skills for specific projects.
Plone is highly regarded for sites that:
- require high security
- require multiple languages
- need both a private intranet and a public internet site
- have multiple authors and content providers in multiple locations
- are accessible to hearing or vision impaired visitors
- are viewable on the latest mobile devices
Who uses Plone?
Plone is used by corporations, nonprofits, NGOs, universities, governments and businesses all over the world for both their internet and intranet sites. Organizations that use Plone include: NASA, FBI, CIA, CNN, Oxfam, Novell, Discover Magazine, Amnesty International, eBay, Nokia and the government of Brazil. For more, see Plone.net.
The Plone Stack
a little more detail for those who need to know
Plone is a content management framework that works hand-in-hand and sits on top of Zope, a widely-used, open source web application server and development system. Zope itself is written in Python, a powerful, easy-to-learn programming language. That being said, no special knowledge of Zope or Python is required to use Plone.
By default, Plone stores its contents in Zope's built-in transactional object database, the ZODB. Additionally, there are products and techniques for sharing information with other sources, such as relational databases, LDAP, filesystem files, etc. Plone runs on Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and many other platforms. Double-click installers are available for Windows and Mac OS X, and RPM packages are available for Linux. For complete information, see the plone.org product page.