The OpenText Platform Retirement Community

From Issue #39

Hang around CMS long enough, and you’ll hear jokes about OpenText and the “platform retirement community.” OpenText is a Canadian company with a habit of acquiring old CMS platforms, for whatever reason.

In the past, they’ve picked up:

This is in addition to other CMS-adjacent acquisitions. Now OpenText has bought the backup company Carbonite, which pushes it further into the enterprise storage space.

For those old enough to remember, seeing Vignette, RedDot, Documentum, and TeamSite consolidated under one banner is remarkable. Add in FatWire, and you have the entire “old guard” of CMS. These companies owned the enterprise market in the late 90s, long before open-source CMS had gotten much of a foothold.

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