The InfoGlue project started in August 2002 and was officially released in it's first version in April 2003. It has fast become one of the leading Open Source CMS alternatives available. This is partly because of the high activity in the project but also because of the strong technical architecture and the possibility for seperation of concern in projects. Below is a sketch of the platforms parts and some aspects of how projects relate to it.
As you can see from the graphics the idea is to give the developers / users as much infrastructure as possible to speed up the implementation process in their project. The most important part of the project is as allways the initial analysis and taking a decision on what to implement. The implementation time is allways decided by how good the analysis was.