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In 1995, Zope Corporation (then known as Digital Creations) was co-founded by former college roommates, Paul Everitt and Rob Page as a joint venture with Virginia based InfiNet, an ISP specializing in print media. The team developed software for newspapers to manage classified advertising.

With the advent of the Internet, Zope Corporation found a niche by taking the concept of content management and developing an object-oriented framework for publishing that content to the Internet with enriched, unique functionality. Adding the open source solution component, with its growing acceptance by the mainstream technology and business elite, renders the Zope solution a viable threat to other major players in the content management space. Zope applications are currently in use in more than 56 countries.

Corporate Timeline

Co-Founders Rob Page and Paul Everitt establish Digital Creations

June 1996
Jim Fulton joins as COO
The initial Zope application server platform is created

November 1998
Zope released as open source

May 2000
ZapMedia and Digital Creations partner

November 2000
PythonLabs joins the Digital Creations team

February 2001
bayMountain partners with Digital Creations

March 2001
CMF 1.0 released at InternetWorld '01
Digital Creations nominated as "Best of Show" at InternetWorld

April 2001
Digital Creations moves into new corporate headquarters
Jolt Excellence and Productivity Award for the Languages and Development category presented to Digital Creations for Zope

July 2001
Digital Creations renames itself Zope Corporation
Zope 2.4 released