February 2024
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Warning: Acquisitions May Cause Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea and Diarrhea

Where there is smoke, there is fire. In this case, it’ll be a shitstorm of a fire that’ll consume everything useful in it’s path. A bit like a Scorched Earth Campaign of Content Management. Of course I’m talking about the Autonomy/Open Text speculation, which isn’t actually going to happen. Surely.

Superspliced Open Text Logo Updated

Open Text’s recent acquisition of NStein means it is time to update the super-spliced Open Text logo that first made it’s appearance in the article When CMS Genes Won’t Splice, inspired by the aquisition of Vignette. So here it is in all of it’s glory, with a nice Red N added.

When CMS Genes Won’t Splice

People are talking about Open Text’s CMS roadmap again. There were some interesting statements made in the latest Earnings Call, the most notable of which implied a migration from RedDot to Vignette.

CMS Celebrity Deathmatch: The Developers Speak

More like this please. As much as I enjoyed the CMS Vendor Meme, I have to admit that the results are fairly meaningless. Most of the answers were extremely corporate and towed the party line. So I was overjoyed to see Adrian Mateljan post his view on the Open Text response to the meme. I hope other developers will follow his lead.