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Will Open Source 'Kill' Vignette?

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| Ten years ago, Vignette was the brand name for web content management in many 
| respects, plenty of sites (including more than a few that I was associated 
| with) were users and customers. Though Vignette with a valuation of some $310 
| million is hardly 'dead', I also suspect that at many levels of the CMS 
| space, open source solutions, be it Mambo/Joomla, Drupal, Zope or higher up 
| the stack with an Alfresco have displaced Vignette over the years.     
| Today I spend most of my time writing about technology as opposed to building 
| it, but I've also seen more than my fair share of home grown (usually basic 
| LAMP) solutions displace Vignette as well.  


A Powerful Open Source Content Management System - Drupal 

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| Large and Friendly Community - With so many major sites using Drupal, it’s 
| not going away soon. For an idea of the size of the developer community, take 
| a look at the long list of community-contributed modules.  


Open source goes back to school  

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| The Shuttleworth Foundation is releasing an open source school information 
| management system worldwide. 


SilverStripe CMS Goes (more) International, Launches Partner Network

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| Perhaps most well known for powering the US Democratic Party's National 
| Convention website, streaming live speeches by Barak Obama and serving 3.2 
| billion pageviews over 96 hours, SilverStripe was also the winner of the 2008 
| Packtpub Open Source CMS awards in the Most Promising CMS category. 
| SilverStripe also recently became only the second vendor that is an official 
| Mollom partner.     


Taking Joomla! to new heights 

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| For someone who heads a project that develops the most widely used open 
| source content management system, Andrew Eddie tends to be somewhat low-key. 
| One could even call him bashful.  



State of the Project Report: Joomla! Web CMS

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| The original intent was to use the GNU Public License (GPL) for Joomla!
| However, there was an entire ecosystem of proprietary extensions around the
| open source CMS, with many people making their entire living from these
| extensions.
| In 2005, the core team had a member of the OSM board write up a rider,
| granting an exception for these extension developers to use any license they
| wanted.
| This rider was added in May 2006, but that wasn't the end of the issue. Over
| the next year, the core team began to worry that exceptions were not in fact
| legal within some interpretations of the GPL and may put the project in
| jeopardy. On June 14, 2007, the official announcement "Open Source Does
| Matter" appeared, re-committing Joomla! to full GPL compliance and promising
| that the road would not be littered with lawsuits or snap decisions.


Linux.SYS-CON.com Q&A with Lead Developer of Joomla!, Andrew Eddie

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| In September, core developers of Mambo, the popular open source content
| management system, announced a fork of the project, called Joomla!, with
| virtually all active participants following the fork.
| I caught up with Andrew Eddie, lead developer of the new Joomla!, to find out
| more about the decision to fork the Mambo project, and to find out how things
| are going so far.


The Pros and Cons of Using Joomla!

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| Joomla! is a content management system you can use to build websites faster
| than you ever imagined. Read more about the pluses and minuses of using
| Joomla!


Portrait: Louis Landry of Joomla! finds direction in FOSS

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| For Louis Landry, a member of the core team for the Joomla! management
| system, free and open source software (FOSS) is not just a hobby, nor just
| the technology behind Jxtended, the consulting business in which he is a
| partner. For Landry, FOSS is also the movement that gave him direction in
| life, and provides both the rationale and the outlet for his diverse
| interests. In fact, he is so enthusiastic about FOSS that he sounds like an
| evangelist for the community whenever it is mentioned.


Joomla! and the latest trends in the open source revolution

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| As of February 2008, the official Joomla support forum, moderated by Brad
| Baker, has more than 260,000 threads and 1.2 million posts from more than
| 170,000 registered members in 40 languages.



Joomla Awarded Best Open Source CMS

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| The Joomla team has been having a great year and it seems the end
| is no where in sight.


Ladies and Gentlemen... [Joomla! 1.5]

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| It is with great pride that the Joomla! community announces to the world the
| immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5 Stable [Khepri].  As a community of
| contributors, we have been through celebrations and tribulations. We have had
| fun, and we have worked hard. We have learned from and helped one another.
| What started two and a half years ago with a letter to the community has
| grown into a great opportunity for both the Joomla! project and community to
| benefit from these efforts and to consider our future.


Joomla! - the licence stays the same

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| Christopher Justice says: "...we haven't changed the license and we
| have no plans to.  We have raised the visibility of the GPL and we're
| encouraging a better understanding of the GPL. It is our view that
| extensions are derivative works and therefore we encourage all
| extensions to be GPL compliant. The Joomla! community has grown to
| over 110,000 members with the same license and a huge community of
| commercial and non-commercial developers. There are some non-GPL
| compliant extensions but the majority of the extensions available
| are GPL. As the project continues to grow, we'll focus more on GPL
| extensions to build a stronger and more open project and community."

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