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Open-Source Web Content Management

Created By and For Higher Education

Reason is a web-based content management system. It provides an extensible framework for building large websites and for distributing site management among multiple content contributors and maintainers.

Reason provides a wide array of features that simplify and standardize the process of creating websites, reducing the technical expertise needed by content maintainers. See a list of Reason's features

Reason has a proven track record. Reason has been powering Carleton's web sites since 2002! Today, Reason CMS is an open source project collaboratively developed by participating schools.

Reason is true open-source software. It is licensed under the GPL (GNU General Public License). Anyone may freely acquire and modify the source code, and any published changes or additions to Reason will be made available under the same terms.