In september I went looking for a CMS for an non-profit organization I support.  Since episerver that I work with most of the days is out of price range I went looking for free alternatives.

My requirements were:

  • free
  • .NET 2.0
  • easy to get started with
  • open source
  • nice editor interface

At the time I evaluated dotnetnuke, cuyahoga, sprocket and umbraco. What mostly bugged me was the way they imposed a certain programming style for the external web interface that didn't fit with my desire to use .NET 2.0. I assume they are all fine systems and things have probably changed since then. You should give several systems a try to find the one that best fits your needs.

In the end I decided to do it myself, so here is N2. It's been mutch fun to make and it would be truly great if it can be useful to you.