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MMBase history

The origin of MMBase was developed in the heart of the Dutch Public Broadcasting organization VPRO ( After 5 years of internal development, the VPRO decided to make MMBase Open Source in May of the year 2000. Soon other broadcasters also started to use MMBase as well and a year later there where already a handful MMBase websites.

After the first year the take-up got into another gear and at this moment there are –as far as we know- several hundreds MMBase websites. We have even found some in China (not that we understand what they are about). And the number of users that consider MMBase to be strategically important for their organization is growing fast. From an easy to use CMS just for the presentation of some web pages, the system is now turning in to an enterprise system.