Eclipse Foundation moves into content management

The Eclipse Foundation is making a move into content management, with Nuxeo donating Java-based content management repository services to the open source tools organization.

The Eclipse Enterprise Content Repository project is being unveiled Wednesday. It features such services as versioning, authentication, and document content management from the Nuxeo Enterprise Platform. The project, if it gains its expected approval, will build on the initial contribution to deliver a modular content repository leveraging the CMIS (OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services) standard, Nuxeo said. The company said it is spinning off the project in an effort to spur innovation in the content management space.

The project will provide developers with a reference implementation for content repositories, enabling development of content applications such as document, records, digital asset, and case management systems. Vertical or horizontal composite content applications could be built as well.

Adding content management has multiple impacts on Eclipse. “It expands the scope of runtime technologies at Eclipse in some new and interesting ways, and it specifically adds functionality around content management,” said Mike Milinkovich, Eclipse executive director. Developers, he said, “now have a content repository that they can use for building content apps.”

“Certainly, the intent is that this wlll create a platform that other Eclipse projects can use and other companies in the Eclipse ecosystem can use as well,” said Milinkovich.

Nuxeo’s technology is similar in some ways to the popular Drupal CMS, but Drupal is based on PHP, while Nuxeo uses Java, Milinkovich noted. After Wednesday’s formal announcement, community feedback will be sought on the project, with the project expected to be officially created in about a month. Nuxeo will continue offering its other open source content management products such as Nuxeo DM (Document Management), DAM (Digital Asset Management), and CMF (Case Management Framework).

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Featured Articles

Cybersecurity in 2024: Priorities and challenges for Canadian organizations 

By Derek Manky As predictions for 2024 point to the continued expansion...

Survey shows generative AI is a top priority for Canadian corporate leaders.

Leaders are devoting significant budget to generative AI for 2024 Canadian corporate...

Related Tech News

Tech Jobs

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.

Tech Companies Hiring Right Now