graeme_p - 4:30 pm on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
The reason a developer would want to run Windows and IIS is for .Net.
People do run Windows and IIS with PHP etc.
The framework is great, and the appeal of an open source CMS is that the CMS is free for people who want or need to use the Microsoft stack.
Certainly. My point is that that the particular combination of requirements that this would be a particularly good fit for (i.e. better than the mass of other CMSs out there) is a fairly narrow one.
@ergophobe, so the MPL is somewhat like the LGPL? The difference does not matter for someone who wants to deploy it on a website, only to a developer who wants to sell extensions or modified versions. In that case there are BSD licensed CMSs (I do not know if there are any for .net though) would be better, as there is no obligation to share code.
Incidentally, I have no sympathy for the Wordpress proprietary theme developers. They knew it was a grey area at best. In the particular case that flap was about they were using GPLed code from Wordpress itself in their themes.