The charter of this project is to build an open-source content management system upon the core of the existing PTK. In particular, the main deliverable will be a "product" (as distinct from a "platform" such as Zope), usable "out-of-the-box" in the CMS / WebPortal? / KnowledgeManagement? market.
Foster the community which has formed around PTK, build on their contributions, and ensure they win, too.
Improve and formalize our process for working in a fishbowl.
Reduce "barriers to entry" by embracing standards and conventions
Achieve "shrink-wrap" credibility in the ContentManagementSystem? market.
Leverage Zope's architectural strengths to position the product favorably against its competition: Vignette, Interwoven, Spectra, etc.
The CMS/PTK will provide a coherent set of services to the ContentManager?.
multiple user sources
Topics, qua "virtual folders"
Transactional, therefore automagically in synch
Object-relational, LDAP, SMB, WebDAV?
This is exactly what I have outlined on http://zope.launchpoint.net/Scotts If you download my abstraction model .pdf, you can see what I am proposing. I have already started to implement some of this into the PTK with ZopeFish. - Scott B. I have also started a ZWiki that is about Zope Fish and the abstraction model at ZFwiki