The history of Taesk CMSTaesk CMS is originally developed by Danish webagency PLUSPEOPLE intended as part of the solutions delivered by the agency. The first version was released in 2001 under a closed source licence, and Taesk CMS have been implemented for a wide range of "corporate websites", "e-commerce solutions" and "general websites" over the years.
The development was originally fueled as an anti-reaction towards other commercial CMS available at the time - PLUSPEOPLE perceived these CMSs as far too complex for the small and medium companies that the company has as its target audience. The scenario was most often that most of the time spend implementing a commercial CMS at the time was spend on removing/hiding funtionality from the user, since all these advanced features and complex interfaces created too high a barrier for administrators to comfortably perform the regular maintenance that was required.
In 2008 the world had changed - clients was no longer willing to accept licence fees for software "can't you just download something for free ?" and a decission to release Taesk CMS as open source was made, in the hope that other (mainly webdevelopers) would benefit and maybe even contribute to the system. However due to schedule problems it was not untill 2009 that the software was actually released.