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CMS Insights Wire | 10.08.09

Drupal fixes problems, Open Source CMS award voting opens, more…



By Jason Fell
10/08/2009

Publishers Press Adds Content Management to Digital Suite
In an effort to create a fully integrated content distribution services platform, Shepherdsville, Kentucky-based printer Publishers Press has signed an OEM agreement with Atex Press to market the company’s Atex Text Mining engine and the Atex Polopoly Web content management system under a Software as a Service model to its publishing clients.

According to Publishers Press, Atex’s Polopoly Web CMS features key functions including open APIs, scalability, template-driven design and ease of integration with third-party systems. “We want to help [our publishing clients] invest in their future, so it has become incumbent upon us to provide the digital publishing services that will help them succeed,” Publishers Press executive vice president Michael Simon said in a statement.

Content management makes up the third component to the Publishers Press e-PubXpress digital suite, which includes digital magazine and e-mail marketing services.

Drupal Fixes Security Vulnerabilities

Drupal identified a number of problems that were reported using its bug tracking system as well as certain security vulnerabilities for Drupal 5.x and 6.x.

Of the problems that were identified, Drupal said its OpenID module in Drupal 6 did not correctly implement Form API for the form that allows one to link user accounts with OpenID identifiers. Allowing “malicious” users to use cross site request forgeries to add attacker controlled OpenID identities to existing accounts. It also said uploads with certain extensions were not being correctly processed by the File API.

To fix the problems, Drupal suggested version 6.x users upgrade to Drupal 6.14 and version 5.x users upgrade to Drupal 5.20.

Publisher Opens Voting for 2009 Open Source CMS Award
Packt Publishing, a publisher of books and other publications on technology solutions, recently opened voting to its 2009 Open Source CMS Award competition.

Categories include: best overall open source CMS, most promising open source CMS and best open source PHP CMS. Finalists in the best overall CMS category include: DotNetNuke, MODx, SilverStripe, WordPress and XOOPS.

This year’s competition also features a “Hall of Fame” category, which will include former winners of the overall open source CMS award pitted against each other. Finalists this year are Drupal and Joomla!.

Voting is open through October 30. Winners will be announced November 9.

Institute, Journal Publisher Taps Mark Logic to Launch Mobile Research App

San Carlos, California-based CMS and infrastructure services provider Mark Logic Corp. said the American Institute of Physics used the MarkLogic Server to produce a mobile e-Reader application called iResearch. The application allows AIP’s researchers—including physicists, engineers, scientists and students—to access content from its journals on the Apple iPhone and Apple iPod Touch devices.

The MarkLogic Server allows AIP to load its journal articles directly, combining XML content, documents, and books into a single, centralized repository, the company said. In addition to accessing AIP content via a Wi-Fi network or cellular connection, iResearch enables users also to save files in PDF format on their mobile devices for offline viewing.

Content from more than 10 of AIP’s journals are available on the iResearch app.

By Jason Fell
10/08/2009







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