DotNetNuke, an open-source content management system for Microsoft.NET, announced a rather interesting acquisition this week - Active Modules, a leading provider of social collaboration solutions for the DotNetNuke platform.
Active Modules has been offering ecommerce and social collaboration solutions for the DotNetNuke platform since 2004. The acquisition will provide DotNetNuke users with more access to the Active Modules product features and the ability to integrate social features into their web sites.
Active Social, for example, allows web site visitors to interact with each other individually and in groups. Key features include user profiles, groups, private messaging, journals, events, links, Twitter integration, notes, user and group photo galleries, comments, comment notification, friends as well as public, private and invite only settings.
Expect some of the Active Social functionality to be integrated into the core framework of DotNetNuike immediately and much of its other technology to be used as the foundation of new social media features for the DotNetNuke Professional and Enterprise Editions in the future.
“Our vision is for DotNetNuke to be the fully integrated and exhaustive content management system that helps organizations manage information across all these channels,” said Navin Nagiah, President and CEO of DotNetNuke Corp. Active Modules has some great intellectual property and people that will help us realize this vision. We are very excited about what this acquisition means for our users and customers in the future.”