Many website agencies will recommend using open source technology to build websites, which is not a bad idea if you have the deep pockets
to pay for continual security patches updates to your site when your CMS is upgraded.
Some agencies will even use fear tactics that you should never use proprietary technology online, because, what would happen if your website company went out of business? Therefore, they say, it's better to use open source software so you can hire any Tom, Dick, or Harry to take over your site if your web firm goes under.
Although GlitterPaw Software is readily available, and can be supported by any WebDNA programmer, most of the users are clients of our subsidiary company, Sapphire Collaborative
, who offers GlitterPaw only as a SaaS solution.
The CMS has been in development since 1997, in fact the term "content management system" wasn't even coined back when we started programming it. As of 2017 our CMS is already in it's 12th version. It's older than WordPress, Shopify, Joomla, Drupal, and many others.
For us, there's no worry about the longevity of the software or what would happen if one or both of the owners were to suddenly die. Stellium Networks isn't a public company, but our company maintains Key Man Life Insurance for the owners as a way to guarantee continuity of the business for the sake of our clients.
What other small business takes such steps to protect their customers like that? We're betting all the naysayers using fear tactics are not.