Magnolia started as an experiment, the idea that we could build a CMS that would work better than any other CMS on the planet. When we released version 1.0, it certainly didn't. But in life, it is important to know where you want to go, and then take the first step. Releasing a software product into the wide open www was unprecedented for us, so it did not matter so much what we released, it mattered that we released. The first step was taken, and as you all know, many more would follow.
|Things have changed. 13 years ago we were wearing ties.|
We couldn't have imagined that we would still be here 10 years after that, working on fulfilling our original vision of a highly usable, highly flexible content management system for the enterprise. Like the river Rhine that flows through Basel, the market is in a state of constant flux. We have seen the rise of social, mobile, cloud and many other trends. With it, Magnolia has evolved from its early days, both as a company and as a product.
|The barn where it all started. Our office on the first floor. Note abundance of windows.|
|Retreat to Ticino in 2006 – here, Pascal and I came up with the idea to sell a Magnolia Enterprise Edition. It changed our future.|
|Magnolians enjoying lunch on the terrace. Pascal and Boris occasionally cook for the whole team, an event known as "Chefs as Chefs".|