BEdita 3 Release announcement

BEdita 3 "betula" stable release

November 17, 2009 – Bologna (Italy)

BEdita 3 release, a Semantic Content Management Framework

ChannelWeb Srl and Chia Lab Srl today announce the general availability of BEdita 3, code name “betula” (*).

BEdita ( is both a development framework for web applications and a full featured Content Management System, released under the open-source license Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPL3).

The project was started and is currently developed by ChannelWeb srl ( and Chia lab srl (, two Italian companies based in Bologna.

BEdita 3 is completely brand new: its release follows two years of hard work and research so, as regards version 3, the whole system has been re-written from the ground up. The design of BEdita 3 complies with latest trends in software engineering and is completely respectful of web standards: BEdita 3 is a solid software environment, fully compatible with latest versions of programming languages and mark-ups in use. The backend User Interface has been developed in accordance with well-established rules in usability and ergonomics, but – as much important – it is also practical and enjoyable.

BEdita 3 is the ideal platform for Web 2.0, since it supports all typical paradigms of the second generation of web development & design: de-centralization and interoperability, user-centered design, crowd-sourcing, dynamic contents, Software as a Service (SAAS), Rich Internet Application e Rich User Experience. Furthermore it may be used as an advanced Web Marketing tool as well. And finally, thanks to the scalable architecture and the object oriented design, BEdita is ready to evolve and follow technologies towards new schemes and scenarios, like the ones often described as “Semantic” or “Ontological” Web.

BEdita 3 is released as Free/Open Source software: visit the official web site where you can download the latest stable version or give the online demo a try.

Furthermore, if your project cannot undergo this licensing model, ChannelWeb and Chia Lab offer an alternative commercial license, through which regulate software usage and the relationship with companies owning the copyright: contact us for more informations.

A number of online resources are available, both in Italian and English languages:



Christiano Presutti
ChannelWeb srl
general Manager

(*) “betula” : [ pronounce /'bεtula/ bé-tu-la ] aka birch, tree of the Betulaceae family