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by Olha Pelishok last modified 2010-05-04
Released on 2010-04-30 by Cynapse, Dhiraj Gupta for Plone 3.0, Plone 3.1 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable provides an out-of-the-box group collaboration software. Unique to Application Perspectives, Microblogging, and a desktop client in Adobe AIR! helps teams to communicate faster and build collaborative knowledge by sharing and discussing various forms of digital content within a secure, unified application. It combines the capabilities of collaboration tools like wikis, social networks, blogs, file sharing repositories, micro blogs, discussion boards and other communication applications into one secure enterprise platform. is designed to be used by businesses and institutions of all sizes. is an open source application and is available as free and commercially supported software as well as a hosted and managed on demand service.

Unique collaboration Features

  • Application perspectives: Filter and see Content Types of the same type, at the same Context. You get Wikis, Blogs, Discussions, File Repositories, Image Galleries, Link Directories, Event Calendars, Microblogging each with their distinct features.
  • Desktop client support for instant, threaded discussions on any item. You can set your Status Message, and there's full detailed view browsing direct from the desktop client.
  • Generated mindmap portlet displays the full layout of your site in a navigatable mindmap
  • Many, many more features, see the complete list of features here: is constantly evolving, follow the project at and the Cynapse blog.

Available in various deployment models is available in the following models:

  • As a buildout from source - this is a standard buildout recipe that pulls in all required dependencies. If you already run plone 3.x from buildout and want to try out, then this is probably for you. Download the Server Source package and bootstrap and buildout as normal. Detailed instructions are available in the README.txt file in the source zip.
  • As a pre-built appliance - this is a free of cost appliance that is fully-self sufficient and can be run on most popular operating systems. Use this if you're into virtualization, or want to figure out what's about and would rather not figure out how to do a buildout - download the software appliance and watch the How-To setup video while you're doing that.
  • Commercially supported deployments are available for running On-Premise and On-Demand with dedicated instances on Amazon EC2
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