The core team wants to take this opportunity to thank the many who have supported the project with their skills, support and donations.
"There is no doubt the project, born from difficult times with the Mambo split, has both matured and grown," said 'interim' project lead Johan Janssens. "The milestones we have created this year include a more robust set of systems; hosting supported by Rochen, the Simple Machines Forums, Developer support through VA Software and, of course the amazingly successful Extension site."
Johan said the momentum created by the team, developers and the community since Sept 01, 2005, had ensured Joomla! a bright and prosperous future. "We saw baby Joomla! born exactly 12-months ago and how 'he' has matured in what seems a blink. During this time of evolution, we have been working hard on the next generation Joomla! — to be called version 1.5 — which will be more powerful than anything before."