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The Joomla! developers have announced that Microsoft has signed the Joomla! Contributor Agreement (JCA) and has already begun contributing code

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Created by meteores 4 years 18 weeks ago
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lozz

4 years 18 weeks 3 days 42 min ago

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Hug of death!

This "agreement" is totally bad news for Joomla. It spells the end of their days as an independent entity and a rapid spiral into oblivion.

Goodbye Joomla, it was nice knowing you.

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DeadSuperHero

4 years 18 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago

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Worse comes to worst...

You could always get the snapshot of what they have right now, and fork it. Happened to Mambo, can easily happen again.

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aboutblank

4 years 18 weeks 6 hours 16 min ago

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Worse comes to worst...

Exactly, it's no big deal if Joomla is truly free. If there is any influence from Microsoft that would cause Joomla or the community to fall apart, the community who cares for Joomla can still maintain a variant of Joomla under a different name - but only if Joomla is free software.

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Lanadapter

4 years 17 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago

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Well

It is Licensed under the GPL.....

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Ubuntu87

4 years 17 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago

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By the way, I agree.

I think that one of the things that really annoy Mafiasoft is the ability for Free Software projects to get forked easily after they hijack them.

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motters

4 years 17 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago

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Might not be so bad

It depends upon how much code Microsoft is contributing, and whether that code is maintained over time. In one way this shows how Microsoft is losing ground to open source, and is being forced to contribute code under GPL in order to keep its platform relevant.