August 18, 2005

Mambo's Developer Team Breaks with Miro, Leaves Project

alandd writes "There is a big story here. The developer team for Mambo, a leading content management system, has left the project over a dispute with Miro, the copyright owner. Seems Miro setup the Mambo Foundation in a much different way than the developers expected, as they explain in the story link.

Now long-time members of the Mambo community are loosing status at the Mambo forum sites and messages pointing to the developer team's new site, http://www.opensourcematters.org/ are being deleted."

Timothy Beutels writes "The core developers team of the award-winning CMS Mambo has announced to discontinue their relationship with Miro for future releases of the CMS.

The reason for this is the announcement earlier this week that Miro was working on the 'Mambo Foundation'. One of the main reasons for this annoucnemen is the fact that this foundation was to be formed without consulting the actively involved community members such as core developers, 3rd party developers, translators, documentors, etc...
Since Miro hasn't been active in the community at all for some time now, it seems they are just trying to cash the latest success of the CMS at LinuxWorld SF.

At the moment all 'troops' are gathering at www.opensourcematters.org, where it has become clear that the future of the CMS is secured.
The majority, if not all, active community members support the core developers team in their decision and wish to release a first stable version of the new CMS, formerly known as Mambo.

You will hear from us soon!"

Brett writes "Go to the forums on mamboserver.com and you will see all kinds of things happening there. The head developer sent a letter to the community to let then know the status. See http://www.opensourcematters.org/ for the letter and all of the details.

This needs to get out to the public! Thanks!

Brett Wilcox"

Link: forum.mamboserver.com

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