Corrections to information
written almost 7 years ago
The Mambo open source CMS project is not a new project. Mambo has been under development since 2000, and became an open source project in April 2001.
The history of Mambo is detailed on Wikipedia, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mambo_%28CMS%29
Over the years, the project has received contributions from dozens of developers. The current core development team works through a process of a pre-commit stage, so code is checked and tested prior to being committed. This will result in the ohloh analysis assuming there are only a very small number of developers, simply because Mambo keeps very tight control over the pre-commit process and commits are the responsibility of a small team. This two-stage commit process is only one of Mambo's methods for ensuring quality.
I am not sure how ohloh reached the conclusion that the source code is new. The copyright changed following the formation of the Mambo Foundation, but the source code has been in existence, developed on, added to, and improved, under the GNU/GPL since 2001.
oholoh has stated that the source code repositories show Mambo to be about a year old. I feel the way this information is gathered needs to be revisited. During its life, Mambo has used several different repositories. It is currently using sourceforge after being away from sourceforge for several years. I am sure other open source projects change repositories from time to time, so feel readers should not give much weight to this analysis. Unless all history is included, the report is meaningless.
There is still confusion around as to where the project resides. The former host of the Mambo project is no longer involved with Mambo. Since the formation of the Mambo Foundation, to protect the open source CMS project, the official home of Mambo has been mambo-foundation.org. This site hosts the community forums, the Mambo source code, help docs, and all official information relating to Mambo.
Mambo is a mature, active open source project that is going from strength to strength.
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