by Paul Roeland published 2016/05/04 10:53:00 GMT+0, last modified 2019-03-10T19:16:27+00:00
About the future of Plone

Plone is not owned or directed by a commercial company, it is truly community-driven. This bottom-up approach makes planning for the future a bit more difficult. It's more of an iterative process.

  • In 2008 the Plone Foundation organized a Strategic Planning Summit and invited key community members to spend 3 days working on a plan for the strategic future of Plone.
  • In 2012 the Foundation Board designated a transitional Roadmap Team to synthesize community views and create a Plone roadmap with near, medium and long term items.
  • In 2014 a planning discussion was held at the 2014 Bristol Plone Conference and the results constitute the latest community vision of the future of Plone.
  • In 2015 another Strategic Sumit was held in Sorrento, Italy.
  • In 2017 the roadmap document encapsulating 2016 discussions incorporates Plone distributions and the new headless CMS initiative
  • In 2019, the roadmap document outlines Plone 5.2's support for Python 3 and the new UI for Plone 6

Please join the discussion about the Plone roadmap in our forum at

Read the 2019 Plone 6 Roadmap

Read the 2017 Toward a Plone Roadmap 

Read the 2017 Plone Open Garden Roadmap discussion notes

Read the 2015 Strategic Summit summary

Read the 2014 Plone Roadmap

Read the 2012 Plone Roadmap

Read the 2008 Plone Strategic Plan