Son(s) of Spectra

  • 11-Nov-2001

Sometimes, destruction can be creative. Such was the case when Macromedia decided to discontinue the former Allaire CM product, Spectra, and put the code into "community source" for any other firm to play with. This begat a bonanza of ColdFusion-based, branded product offerings from regional integrators around the world. But the following e-mail that recently crossed our in-box from an integrator in Iowa, USA may be indicative of the tough times for services companies who took that approach: "[We] thought you might be interested in a new Enterprise Content Management System that we have developed in ColdFusion. This software is available for acquisition..."
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