Proprietary vs. Open Source Content Management Systems

We explore proprietary vs. open source content management systems and which of these two types of platforms might be the right fit for you.

Jillean Kearney
Jillean Kearney
March 31, 2015

All of the content management systems on the market can generally be categorized into two groups: proprietary and open source.

Figuring out which one works best for you will depend on your CMS needs. We explore which of these two types of platforms might be the right fit for you and your online properties based on needs, and the advantages/disadvantages of each type of platform.

This document will help you decide between the two by:

  • Defining both open source and proprietary
  • Differentiating between the two types of platforms
  • Outlining the pros and cons of each type of platform
  • Detailing how Agility CMS fits into the CMS landscape
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