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what's in a name
what's in a name

 We all hopefully know that joomla is a misspelling of a swahili word meaning "all together" but do you know how we chose that name or what the cms formerly known as mambo could have been called.

At the recent Joomla!Day in the Netherlands I gave my recollections of the turbulent and traumatic process involved.

Sadly I was doing most of this by memory as I no longer have any of my own records from that time, but Arno, Jean-Marie and Johan helped to fill in some of the gaps.

I'll be making this presentation again at J&Beyond later this month and maybe by then I may have filled in a few more gaps.

J o o m l a !

Brian Teeman

Brian Teeman

Who is Brian?

As a co-founder of Joomla! and OpenSourceMatters Inc I've never been known to be lacking an opinion or being too afraid to express it.

Despite what some people might think I'm a shy and modest man who doesn't like to blow his own trumpet or boast about achievements.

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