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CMS licensing and support - how not to get burned

     
11:35 pm on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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When considering a new good quality CMS for publishing a lot of site's, or indeed a large single site, what are the guidelines , pro's and con's of licencing , fees, support and ownership ( intellectual property of your sites ) that won't burn you with fixed costs in the event of a downturn.
10:41 pm on June 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Whitey, are you referring to making your own CMS?
9:55 pm on June 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I guess so. Our previous digital agency built out on a CMS that they owned and transference to a new agency and the narrowness of skills available to come up to speed created a lot of problems in transferring of the acoount. In the end we managed to negoitate a buy out of the CMS.

But it's not an experience i ever want to repeat.