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Introducing Joomla! 1.0

What is Joomla! ?

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Joomla! is a production of Open Source Matters, the same team that brought you the award winning Mambo Content Management System. OSM has taken their final stable version of Mambo (4.5.2.3), given it a spring clean and named it Joomla! 1.0 In addition, several small features that were going to be released in Joomla! 1.1 have been brought forward and included in this release.

Read more: Introducing Joomla! 1.0

Logo Competition - Community Vote begins

ImageThe Core Team would firstly like to thank the entire community for their support of the Logo Competition. The quality of the submissions has been extremely high and has highlighted the talent that exists within the Joomla! world.

In the 48 hours since the Contest thread closed the Core Team has conducted an internal vote to produce 5 finalists.

Now its back to the community for the final vote that decides the new Official Joomla! logo.


Click here to vote!

Open Source Developers Rally to Help Katrina Evacuees

An international consortium of web designers and developers has joined forces to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

ImageWith the launch of the Katrina Evacuee Help Center at www.disastersearch.org, there is now, for the first time, a "one stop shop" for evacuees, families looking to reunite, and the people working to assist them.

A call for help was posted by Pastor Jay Dearman, who runs the www.churchofthe.net site, to the Joomla! Open Source community forum five days ago. (www.joomla.org)

"There are people posting desperate messages for help in different places all over the Internet, on news sites, and on missing persons' registers," Pastor Dearman said. "We need a centralized registry and we need it fast."

As a result the international consortium was quickly formed under the leadership of Peter Koch of Switzerland.
(www.facileforms.biz)

Read more: Open Source Developers Rally to Help Katrina Evacuees