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First Drupal CMIS Interface

Acquia, Alfresco Partner with Optaros for First Drupal CMIS Interface

Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Enables Easy Information Sharing Across Drupal and Alfresco Platforms.

Boston, MA, USA, February 24, 2009.

Optaros (, providers of custom, online applications through the Assembled Web, announces the integration of CMIS into the Drupal open source CMS (content management system). Optaros partnered with Acquia (, commercial support provider for the open source Drupal open source social publishing software, and Alfresco (, the open source alternative for enterprise content management, to integrate Alfresco with Drupal using CMIS.

Proposed as a new standard for content management by industry-leading organizations including IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Alfresco, CMIS allows for interoperability between multiple sites and content repositories. Visit for more information on CMIS.

"The cool thing about CMIS is that it unlocks the content scattered across multiple silos in an organization." says Jeff Potts, Optaros content management practice director. "Our clients get to choose the front-end technology with the best fit, and then they use CMIS as a consistent approach to working with the content."

"Once content is in a CMIS-compliant repository like Alfresco, it can be synchronized or accessed from any number of Drupal sites via the CMIS API, without specialized integration," says Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder and Acquia co-founder and CTO.

Led by Optaros' systems integration team, developers from each company worked together to plan the CMIS integration with Drupal's open source CMS. A collaborative project was housed online through OForge, an Optaros-created shared workspace, where developers could keep each other informed of project status, track code and work out bugs as the project progressed.

"Optaros' solution utilizes the best capabilities of both Alfresco and Drupal, it shows what is possible when open source vendors and solution providers collaborate to create better solutions for customers. Open standards like CMIS will make similar solutions easier to accomplish," says John Newton, Alfresco Software CTO and co-founder.

Drupal community members can access code through the Drupal CMIS API and CMIS Alfresco modules on

About Optaros, Acquia, and Alfresco

About Optaros

Optaros ( delivers each client a tailored roadmap of Assembled Web solutions to achieve business objectives. Clients are able to engage and transact with target customers anywhere online, increase business agility through assembled software, and save money through the pervasive use of open source software. Optaros serves more than 100 clients including Neiman Marcus, Smart Bargains, Rue La La, Nestle, Travelocity, The New York Times, Sony Pictures and Swisscom.

About Acquia

Acquia ( is an open source software company providing value-added products and services for the wildly popular Drupal social publishing system. Company founders are Dries Buytaert, original Drupal creator and project lead, and Jay Batson, previously founding CEO of Pingtel.

About Alfresco

Alfresco ( Alfresco is the Open Source Alternative for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) led by John Newton, founder of Documentum, and John Powell, former COO of Business Objects, and is backed by Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund and SAP Ventures.

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Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. For background and references, see "Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS)."

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