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Zope - A Bird's and Worm's Eye View

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 17, 2003 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building 4-370


Rob Page , CEO , Zope Corporation - rob zope com


An overview of the Zope web content management system


Zope is an open source application server for building content management systems, intranets, portals, and custom applications. Zope is written in Python, a highly-productive, object-oriented scripting language.

This presentation will learn about Zope the platform and see demonstrations and hear details about applications that run on top of Zope. Specifically:

  • ZEO – Zope's free/open source scalability component
  • applications that are, themselves, free and open source and available for download at []
  • applications that are written by end users (e.g., NATO's intranet)
  • commercial (“visible” source) applications including Zope4Intranets (a visible source intranet product) and Zope4Media (recently deployed by

Time permitting we will discuss the future of Zope including Zope 2.x and Zope3 and the community development model.


  1. Zope Home Page

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