I did some research recently at OpenSourceCMS.com - a fantastic site that lets you play with dozens of CMS installations - and left pretty depressed. What I experienced was obtuse and complex software that was packed with gratuitous features at the expense of usability and user experience. It was software written by geeks, for geeks. This whole category of software desperately needs to be redesigned with writers, editors, designers, and site owners in mind.
Here are my recommendations to the folks writing open source content management systems.
(via: das Netzbuch)