Report on Content Management Systems Powering Foundation Websites

Last month while conducting research for an upcoming report on Foundations and their use of Twitter, we started looking at what Content Management Systems (CMS) were running Foundations’ websites. Our curiosity lead us to look at the top 885 Foundations with websites (based on endowment size), utilizing the Wappalyzer browser plug-in to determine how the sites were built and what technologies and services were in use. A note on methodology: the list of Foundations and their website URLs came from the Glass Pockets transparency database. We used Wappalyzer during the month of December 2010 and looked only at the home page of Foundation. We were able to clearly identify the technology powering 478 of the 885 Foundation websites (54%). Highlights Here are some highlights from the tables below: When we look at all the Foundations in our sample, Drupal is the front-runner among open source systems, but not by much. Wordpress trails in second, and just over half as many sites are running Joomla compared to Drupal. Most surprising to us is how few Foundation sites (just five) are running Plone. When we look at the largest 500 Foundations, Drupal has double the WordPress instances, and Joomla is right on the heels of WordPress with just 3 fewer sites. In both samples, the proprietary web framework ASP.net powers the highest number of sites, however the lead is significantly smaller in the top 500 Foundation sample. Similarly, Dreamweaver drops from 10.51% of the full sample, remaining ahead of all the open source CMSs, to just 5% in the top 500 sample, a few points behind Drupal at 7.6%. Top 885 Organizations 50% of the websites (435) are running...

Scrum Visualized

<p>I created the following simple scrum visualization diagram for my Ignite Presentation, "<a href="http://gregoryheller.com/blog/2010-12/ignite-seattle-12-scrum-wedding-planning">SCRUM For Wedding Planning</a>" because I could not find any decent openly licensed SCRUM diagrams. This image is licensed under Creative Commons (see below) and you are free to modify it as long as you share your modified versions.  You can share them with me by posting a comment to where they can be found, or by sharing them under a creative commons license on flickr, picasa, slideshare or some other website. You can download the ODG (openOffice Drawing file) attached at the bottom if this post.</p> <p><img src="/sites/gregoryheller.com/files/scrum_visualized.png " alt="SCRUM Visualized" width="400" /></p> <p><a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/"><img src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-sa/3.0/80×15.png" alt="Creative Commons License" /></a>SCRUM Visualized by <a rel="attributionURL" href="http://gregoryheller.com">Gregory Heller</a> is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License</a>.</p> <table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://home.gregoryheller.com/sites/gregoryheller.com/files/scrum_visualized.odg">scrum_visualized.odg</a></td><td>21.22 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://home.gregoryheller.com/sites/gregoryheller.com/files/scrum_visualized.png">scrum_visualized.png</a></td><td>120.5 KB</td> </tr> </tbody>...

CivicActions Sponsoring D7 Release Parties

One of the many benefits of being a distributed company with people around the world is that our team is involved in the Drupal Community in many cities.  Today we are going to be celebrating in Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, New York, Pittsburgh, Dublin and New Delhi. Not only will we be there, we’ll be sponsoring the events in those cities with cakes, beers and oysters.   Yup, that’s right. In Seattle, I’ll be buying the first 7 Dozen oysters at Elliotts Oyster House for the Seattle Drupal User Group D7 Release Party.  Malcolm and Francois will be bringing beers and a cake to The Jibe offices in Vancouver. Rose, Fureigh, Peta and Joanne will be at the New York party where we are sponsoring drink tickets. Fen will be at the Pittsburgh party where we’re sponsoring beer and munchies. Kev will be celebrating in Toronto. Across the pond Stella probably already has bought some beers at the Dublin party, and tomorrow, halfway around the world, Sumit is going to bring a cake to the New Delhi party. So if you happen to be in one of those cities, drop by the party, and say “hi” to a member of the CivicActions...