distributed authority CMS

Daniel teletautala at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 17:18:27 MST 2006

I have looked at Drupal and I like what I see.  I don't have a lot of
time to devote to this though.  Is there a class I can take for this?

Brandon I will keep you in mind as far as volunteer work.


On 11/29/06, Brandon Stout <bms at mscis.org> wrote:
> Jesse Stay wrote:
> > We had this same issue at Media General.  We ended up going with a
> > proprietary system.  I'm not sure what the new system they moved to
> > was, but one other option that they used to use that does this is
> > Fatwire.  It's expensive, though - may not be a good solution for a
> > school district, unless they offer a deal to educators.
> >
> > I think what you're looking for is the ability to administer multiple
> > websites under one CMS.  I know we were asking for this with Bricolage
> > at the time as well as Drupal - I don't know if they've implemented
> > this feature yet or not though.  You could always take the source of
> > one of these and add the feature in, though.
> >
> > Jesse
> >
> > On 11/29/06, Daniel <teletautala at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I am the webmaster for the Alpine School District.  We are currently
> >> working on a CMS that will allow schools to administer their own CMS
> >> and yet the database of users, content and components is central and I
> >> can administer any part of any CMS.  Is there a CMS solution that will
> >> allow for distributed authority (each school can administer their own
> >> CMS)?
> >>
> >> -Daniel
> >>
> >
> >
> phpWebSite does this as well. Founded by a University, they had the same
> need:
>   http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/index.php?module=webpage&id=55
> From the above URL:
> Branch Creator
> If setup correctly, this module allows admins to create "branch" sites
> that extend the "hub" site. Branch sites rely on the same codebase as
> the hub site. They can be setup to use the same database as the hub by
> using table prefixes or can use their own databases. When a branch is
> created there is a basic directory structure that is created for that
> branch that contains any themes, images, or other site specific files.
> Brandon Stout
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