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The Zope confusion

Posted by jens at 2008-02-04 02:34 AM

I fully agree with the statement that consulting customers do not ask for Zope (either 2 or 3) anymore, they ask for Plone. That has been my experience for several years, too. But hey, at least with Plone people know what they get. With Zope, that's not so clear.

The Zope 2/3-confusion and resulting brand dilution for the Zope brand has done and continues to do major damage. As the saying goes, a horrible end is better than horror without end, so I wish there was some kind of papal edict to end this confusion one way or another, even if it means that some developers from the "losing camp" get pissed off and leave. Simple statements of intent or nebulous visions don't count. However, it appears the brand leaders don't feel that same pain (yet), so Zope as a brand will have to suffer a bit more before any real action is taken.