Recently I found myself in need of a free or inexpensive, lightweight .NET CMS system for a project I am working on. I looked around and found a couple, but nothing that I really liked. I decided that I could probably built one rather quickly to meet my needs so that is what I did. A couple hours one evening, a couple hours the next and it is now about 98% complete, I just need to tie up some loose ends.
I was thinking that it would be a nice little thing to give to the community, but I need to check on a few things first. The “rich text editor” that I use was something that I purchased a while back and have used in other projects and products, the Advanced Content Editor from Yusasp.com. It has royalty free distribution rights with the purchase, but I don’t know if I can just give it away. Additionally, another condition is that any products using the tool do not directly compete with the tool. I’m not sure if a simple CMS would be technically considered a competing product. As I said, things are a little complicated. So, I’m either going to have to do some research/asking to see if I can distribute it and to see if I can give it away, or I’m going to have to check into using a different rich text editor. At any rate, I will post some screen-shots or maybe even post a demo soon.