will create shared components for building ASP.NET applications and extensions, and specific applications that leverage these components to
meet the needs of end-users, scripters, and developers. Additionally, we seek to create partnerships with existing application authors to help them achieve their goals. Orchard is delivered as part of the
ASP.NET Open Source Gallery
. It is licensed under a
New BSD license
, which is approved by the OSI. The intended output of the Orchard project is three-fold:
- Individual .NET-based applications that appeal to end-users , scripters, and developers
- A set of re-usable components that makes it easy to build such applications
- A vibrant community to help define these applications and extensions
In the near term, the Orchard project is focused on delivering a .NET-based CMS application that will allow users to rapidly create content-driven Websites, and an extensibility framework that will allow developers and customizers to provide additional functionality
through extensions and themes.
Erik Porter and Nathan Heskew are two of the developers of Orchard. Do they look familiar? Sure they do. They used to be devs on the C9 team.