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Howdy pardner...

I'd like to welcome you to this here page o'mine, which has been whipped up in no time flat to give some support and outside discussion to the presently stunned Mambo open source project and community.

Why you say? What the heck is this all about? Well pilgrim, you've found yer way to just the place ya'll need to be to get those queries answered. Sure 'nuff this here place is where we can maybe have a chuckle over what's been goin' down of late, maybe even open some eyes to where this all could be headed.

So kick back in front o' the fire and we'll spin some yarns about what could be the biggest showdown Mambo has ever seen in the ol' west

Thankye kindly fer visitin',

The Lone Mamber

Monday, August 15, 2005

Foundation... and empire

August 11th. A landmark day for Mambo.

Takin' out the Best Open Source Solution at the LinuxWorld Expo, beatin' even the world famous Firefox project to win the award. This should have been a great day of celebration for the Mambo open source community...

On this same day, another announcement was made on the official Mambo site, before the award news could even be posted to the wider community. An announcement made not by the Mambo team themselves, but from their benevolent benefactors Miro International.

Foundation. Proclaiming a brand new open source Foundation organisation to take care of the Mambo community, to administer the project, for the good of all.

Or so it would seem to the innocent pilgrim crossing the plains into the lands of Mambo.

To those of us that have weathered the years through thick and thin, however, an old saying comes to mind - white man have forked tongue.

Peter Lamont: Aint he just the perfect picture of "smug"?

For this new fangled contraption, this Foundation to save us all from ourselves, was setup by none other than the big wig of Miro - Peter Lamont. Oh yeah, this guy was sittin' pretty on the throne of the Foundation, self inducted to the position and with a hand picked posse of board members at the ready.

Why such cynical remarks I hear the uninformed among you cry? Well, after such a remarkable announcement, not a core team member to be sayin' a word about it. Oh no, these were times to chew the cud and wonder what the jiminy is goin' on, for it sure aint no time to be celebratin'.

How could it have come to this...