Content management

John Norman john at
Fri Sep 14 13:57:56 UTC 2007

I saw an example of nicely useable software with *similarities* (and  
big differences) to the sort of thing Sakai does within a site. It  
illustrates the level of rethinking I think Sakai needs:

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On 14 Sep 2007, at 14:11, Mark Norton wrote:

> Personally, I think that coming up with a defining term kinda  
> misses the
> point.  As Daphne said, almost everything on a site in Sakai could be
> considered content of one kind or another.
> Rather than creating a sweeping definition, wouldn't we be better  
> served
> by collecting the real needs of our users and documenting them? You
> might find that, after collecting requirements into a big unorganized
> pile, that pieces of the problem will emerge that fit together.
> Decomposition is essential, since the problem space is so large, but
> having a collection of requirements, pieces can be developed in the
> context of other things.
> Keep "content management" as a label and explore what it means.
> Ultimately, it's the work that matters, not what you call it.
> - Mark Norton
> PS.  There are lots of content management requirements already hanging
> around.  They just need to be pushed into Fluid's mindspace.
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