Joomla! Logo – Joomla is a content management system that can be used independently. Its main virtue is to allow integration, add or edit the contents of a web site easily. It is an open source set mostly in PHP licensed under GPL. This content management system can work on local networks say to yourself, intranet or Internet and requires a database created with a manager MySQL and an Apache HTTP server.
Joomla comes as the result of a fork of Mambo, Miro corporation of Australia, who kept the Mambo brand name at the time and the main group of developers. Joomla comes with this division on August 17, 2005. Miro Corporation formed a nonprofit organization with the initial purpose of establishing the project and protect it from lawsuits. The development team claimed that many of the clauses of the structure of the foundation were previous agreements made by the steering committee of Mambo, which has no necessary consultancy who maintain the project and includes provisions that violate the core values of open source. The development team created a Web site called OpenSourceMatters to distribute information to users, developers, Web designers and the community at large. At that time the leader Andrew Eddie, aka “MasterChief” wrote an open letter to the community, which appeared in the classified section mamboserver.com public forum.
The next day, 1000 people entered the website opensourcematters.org to express their support and encouragement for the actions taken by the development group. The website received a notice temporarily out of service due to excessive traffic. This event appeared in newsforge.com, eweek.com, and ZDnet.com. Miro CEO Peter Lamont gave an answer in the article entitled “The Mambo Open Source Controversy – 20 Questions with Miro.”
On January 22, 2008 launched the Joomla version 1.5 stable, which incorporated significant improvements in the area of security, management and compliance with W3C standards, and was the version Joomla gave his “personality” of its own, because at that appearance and time code were very similar to those of Mambo. On 10 January 2011 published the Joomla version 1.6 stable, which again introduced numerous improvements over its predecessor, among which we can tell: nested categories, system access control list (ACL) granular, improved support languages, SEO, page redirection integrated template styles. It has also completely redesigned the environment (user interface), and improved the Extensions Manager.