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By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2006-04-03 Print this article Print

Apaches Jetspeed-2 Based heavily on several core Apache technologies, Jetspeed is a very open and customizable portal platform (

Exo Platform An open-source Java-based portal system that is less mature but very similar to Liferay (

JBoss Portal A user-friendly open-source portal based on Java from one of the top Java application server vendors (

Magnolia Organizations Magnolia An open-source, Java-based CMS that puts a high premium on usability, with a very good user interface (

The Plone Foundations Plone An eWEEK Labs Analysts Choice winner, this open-source product is one of the best solutions, period, for company portals and intranets (

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Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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