mollyhackit writes: Crowd Fusion, a new framework with plugin architecture utilizing Inversion of Control and including a set of plugins that create a CMS, is going open source according to an announcement at TechCrunch 50 and post on the company's blog from its CEO Brian Alvey (who previously built the platform that powered Weblogs, Inc. and is quoted in this previous Slashdot story): "...our framework (code named Sprung) and the Crowd Fusion CMS are being released as an open source project. For the next two months we'll be taking beta registrations in preparation for a full public rollout." TechCrunch notes that "the platform helps streamline content writing, database management, and social features by combining features of blogs, wikis, and more into one unified platform." Additionally, the full video of the TechCrunch 50 announcement is available on Ustream, a more detailed tour of the platform shot before the open source announcement has been posted by Robert Scoble, and Crowd Fusion CTO Craig Wood has gone into some technical details about the platform on his blog. Overall, it looks to be a potentially powerful new contender in the open source arena...
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