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Under the Hood: Open Source vs. Proprietary CMS

A content management system (CMS) is the engine that drives your website. In our latest edition of Brain Lava, Emil and Patty take a peek under the hood at two types of content management systems – open source vs. proprietary.

To put it simply, both open source and proprietary CMS are the back ends on which you build your website. An open source CMS is software created collaboratively by the people who use it and is not owned by any single person. A few of the most recognizable open source systems are WordPress or Joomla.

Proprietary CMS is software that has been developed and owned by a single company. These companies build the system and control all access to them.

Curious about the differences between these two content management systems? Take a listen to episode 32 of Brain Lava to learn more!