The Plone open source software community will hold the 3rd annual World Plone Day (WPD) on April 28, 2010.

Announcing World Plone Day 2010WPD is an day of events held around the globe to spread awareness of Plone, a free and open source Internet publishing system that combines web content management, social software, collaboration and enterprise portal features.

Plone community announces World Plone Day 2010

This “follow the sun” event is a global initiative by user groups, developers and Plone integration companies. Previous WPDs have featured over a hundred local events around the Globe.

This year boasts more seminars, training sessions, and meet-up groups to help improve global awareness of Plone. Since Plone is an open source project, it relies on its community. Enthusiasts are encouraged to show up in full force to ensure Plone continues to grow.

The date for World Plone Day 2010 was decided based on a survey which included an evaluation of the previous events. Plone community members from the Americas, Asia, Oceania and Europe provided feedback on the WPD organization process, made suggestions and identified challenges for future editions. Results of the survey are publicly available online.