Mambo is dead…

…here comes Joomla. There was a lot of uncertainty about the future of the Content Management System Mambo over the past months. Finally the Developers now left Mambo and started Joomla.<br /> <br /> As <a href="http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1851367,00.asp">this article in eWeek</a> points out, "the original owners [Miro], wanted to regain control of the project. The developers, realizing that they were being cut out of executive management, decided to take the code and run…”<br /> <br /> The outcomes might describe the state of open source today.

September 22, 2005, 1:13 PM PDT

By Ken Snyder


…here comes Joomla. There was a lot of uncertainty about the future of the Content Management System Mambo over the past months. Finally the Developers now left Mambo and started Joomla.

As this article in eWeek points out, "the original owners [Miro], wanted to regain control of the project. The developers, realizing that they were being cut out of executive management, decided to take the code and run…”

The outcomes might describe the state of open source today... [Quote from opensource.org:] "…For twenty years it has been building momentum in the technical cultures that built the Internet and the World Wide Web. Now it's breaking out into the commercial world, and that's changing all the rules. "

The article in eWeek continues "…Open source is all about the Darwinism survival of the fittest program. Since Miro no longer has the developers, it and Mambo will die off. The rebels, since they're the coders, will continue to develop whatever they end up calling their version of Mambo [now Joomla]. Their concerns, once the immediate fuss with Miro is over, will be other open-source CMSes like Typo3 and Drupal, not Miro.

- Chris Haller/Ken Snyder - Orton Family Foundation/PlaceMatters


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Ken Snyder is Executive Director of PlaceMatters

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