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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

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

MIRO FAQ (or how to confuse your community)

It just gets worse. Miro are obviously out to promote their wacko Foundation setup before the news of the world crashes down and knocks down their house of cards. The site itself is full of the kinda typo's even an old cowboy like meself wouldn't fall victim to, and is quite plainly a rush job...

But let's have a quick look at their new fangled FAQ, particularly what I assume must have been added at the last minute:

Q – Will the current Mambo development team remain?

A – All people wishing to participate in Mambo are now required to be signed-up foundation Members and this includes the development team. As is the nature of Open Source projects, members of the dev team may decide to leave Mambo and they may take a fork of the Mambo project and continue to develop it to meet their needs and goals. Other developers interested in working for Mambo will take their place and the project will continue.

Of course, it's got nothing at all to do with Miro's formation of the Foundation that has brought about this rift with the development team. Those silly hard working, dedicated and community minded core team members are just upset and of course they will become members of the Foundation and continue to work on a project that has been completely usurped by shallow cafe culture snakes...

It's much more likely the quite solid and dedicated core team will depart to create a better way of developing and catering to the community, away from the clutches of Miro.

Wait, Miro have already got an answer to this in the FAQ!

Q – If the previous team leaves, will they still be developing a version of Mambo?

A – The previous development team is always free to take a copy of the Mambo source code to develop their own product. However, they will not be able to refer to their project as 'Mambo' or include the word Mambo in their project's name, as the trademark is globally owned by Miro who has only granted its use to the Foundation.

They're already the previous development team? Oh, why thankye for being so obliging as to tell us that. I'm sure the statement by the team didn't quite indicate that as they're still getting legal advice from reputable lawyers and not the sharks that those antipodeon varmits are probably getting their advice from.

So they won't be able to call a branch of their own project Mambo, eh? Well, you know that it is actually just a word, don't you Miro? I reckon there are precedents for that.

Anyway, Miro, you're making yourselves look mighty stupid and presently millions of concerned open source community members and media from around the globe are going to be able to see plainly just how far gone your convoluted plans are.

So goodbye Miro, hello independence!