Jeff Veen hits the nail on the head with this straightforward observation:
"Typing into a text box and hitting the publish button has proven far more successful that angle brackets and FTP servers. People can say what they want, share stuff, and stay focused on communicating rather than web publishing."
I’ve had plans for some time now to clean up the CMS I built for this site and release it into the wild. If it ever gets beyond the vapourware stage, that quote will be my mantra. I may just put it on a sticky note and slap it on my screen.
If those words of wisdom weren’t help enough, Jeff also has a seven-point plan for making a better open-source CMS.