I guess we should start with Zope. Zope is a…what? A content management system? An application framework? Deeply bizarre but astoundingly powerful programming platform that I cannot fathom even after skimming the book and installing it twice?
Plone is something built on top of Zope, right? But what? I hear it’s a content management system. But isn’t that what Zope is? And the there’s something floating around the Zope world called “CMF,” which stands for Content Management Framework. Where does this fit in?
Can someone give me the view from 50,000 feet of the Zope family tree? Someone give me a good analogy I can understand. And for bonus points, where did the names come from?