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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Hosting for Sixth Form College student Wordpress install

From: Brian Teeman
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Hosting for Sixth Form College student Wordpress install
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 00:45:25 +0100

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clive Menzies" <address@hidden>
To: "bug-gnu-chess-owner" <address@hidden>
Cc: <address@hidden>
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Hosting for Sixth Form College student Wordpress

> On (28/09/05 23:41), bug-gnu-chess-owner wrote:
> > Clive Menzies wrote:
> > >
> > > joomla (from the ex-mambo developers).
> >
> > I used Mambo before, do you know off a short summary of the politics of
> > this rename/fork ?
> Only what I've skimmed in various newsletters etc.  Things seemed to
> come to a head when Miro reneged on an agreement to appoint 2 mambo
> developers to the board of the Mambo Foundation.  It is well worth
> visiting joomla's site to see what they are doing; a lot of people seem
> to be migrating from mambo to joomla.
> A quick google came up with this:
> http://www.newsforge.com/newsvac/05/08/18/1413218.shtml
> Regards
> Clive
> -- 
> www.clivemenzies.co.uk ...
> ...strategies for business

It's actualy a bit more fundamental than who was appointed to the
Foundation. The foundation was originaly the recommendation of the developer
community and it was decided by the Mambo Steering Commitee (MSC), comprised
of developers and representatives of Miro, that, amongst other things,  all
IP and copyrights in Mambo would be transferred to the Foundation on its

Documents were drawn up and approved by the MSC and we, the Mambo
Developers, were informed that an application to create the application had
been lodged with the appropriate Australian authorities.

However when the applciation was approved the Devleopers were informed that
the foundation that had been created was not the one that had been approved
and in addition Miro would not be transferring the IP and copyright.

As a result the entire development team of Mambo felt that they were left
with no option but to leave. The full text of their statement can be found
here http://www.opensourcematters.org/content/view/1/1/

If you want to know more about this you can hear Andrew Eddie speak about it
at the LinuxWorld Expo & Conference next week


Brian Teeman
(Former Member of the Mambo Steering Commitee)

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