About the Joomla! Project

About the Joomla! Project

The Joomla Project is a community-based project with contributors from all over the world working in many different capacities.

Working Groups

The Joomla Project has two Working Groups: Production and Community. These groups utilize the wealth of knowledge our community provides. Each of these groups focuses on a specific aspect of Joomla essential to the project's growth and development. Each working group has a leadership team and together they form the Joomla! Leadership Team.

Hundreds of volunteers participate in Joomla! Working Groups.

Project Governance

The Joomla Project is governed by the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors of Open Source Matters, Inc., a not-for-profit created to provide organization, legal, and financial support to the Joomla project. Together, these two groups nurture all critical aspects of the Joomla Project to ensure its continued existence, relevance, and integrity.

Open Source Matters provides the necessary foundation for the Joomla Project to receive donations, develop partnerships, retain copyrights and trademarks, and protect the individual contributors from unnecessary legal exposure.

Software License

The Joomla software and default templates are copyright 2005-2013 Open Source Matters, Inc. If you want to use, copy, modify or distribute Joomla, you may do so under the terms of the GNU General Public License. If you are unfamiliar with this license, you might want to read the GNU General Public License FAQ.