Mambo Executives, Developers Fight for Project Control

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The executive leadership of Mambo, a popular open-source content management system, and the system's developers find themselves at odds on the organizational future of the project.

Earlier in August, Miro International, an Australian firm that owns some of the copyrights and trademarks to the open-source Mambo CMS (content management system), announced the establishment of the Mambo Foundation.

This organization's express purpose is to "to manage the development of the Mambo project, to promote Mambo worldwide and to co-ordinate the efforts of the community."

So far, so good. But where the Mambo Foundation differs from other recently formed open-source organizations, like the Debian Common Core Alliance, is that some of its developers are publicly objecting to the foundation's right to govern Mambo and the way in which the organization was set up.

These developers have set up a Web site, OpenSourceMatters, where they spell out their objections.

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