[Zope3-Users] Re: selling zope to a CTO

David Johnson djohnson at jsatech.com
Fri Jan 12 08:19:56 EST 2007

I think the sell is going to be hard if the CTO wants to conform to a  
world dominated by J2EE and .NEt projects.  One chooses Zope 3  
because they are more concerned about productivity, quality, and  
scalability.  There are trend followers and trend setters and I  
believe Zope is going to be a part of the future.  Zope 3 is the best  
technology I've seen since Linux.   At the same time, that there are  
not any presentations sort of speaks for itself.  From my experience,  
the Zope community is more interested in building quality technology  
than selling it.  Sun and Microsoft push their technologies because  
they make money.  Keep in mind that neither Sun, Microsoft, or Oracle  
use J2EE for their core applications.  That should speak volumes.   
The only compelling information I've seen revolves around Python  
being roughly 5 times faster to develop in than Java, from an ROI  

We recently bought Microsoft .NET CRM solution only to can it in  
favor a Zope solution.  It was quicker to create our own CRM from  
scatch then to install the Microsoft product, and our product is more  

I would be interested in anything you come up with our see, and I  
would be glad to offer more on our experiences.


On Jan 11, 2007, at 5:31 PM, Roy Mathew wrote:

> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
>> |Christophe Combelles wrote:
>> |> Roy Mathew a écrit :
>> |>> Hi all,
>> |>>
>> |>> Does anyone know of a canned presentation or slides/papers  
>> that would
>> |>> help convince an openminded CTO/CIO that Zope (z3) makes business
>> |>> sense in a world dominated by huge J2EE and .NET projects.
>> |>>
>> |>
>> |> yes :) but I guess everybody knows it
>> |> http://oodt.jpl.nasa.gov/better-web-app.mov
>> |
>> |That's about Zope 2/Plone (which still makes it a great  
>> presentation,
>> |but I don't think it's what Roy's looking for)
> Indeed, I like that presentation very much, and it helped convince our
> technology managers that Zope made sense; however, it is too
> technically focused - I was hoping for a 15-20 minute sort of thing
> with some punch, for the higher level execs.
> -- 
> Thanks,
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