Joomla! - Hippies, Pirates, Revolutionaries or a Distributed Community
As a co-founder of Joomla! and Open Source Matters (the non-profit arm) Brian travels the world "Spreading the Joomla Love".
Joomla began not in a European bedroom but as an abandoned product of an Australian company in 2001, progressing through a fork in 2005 to today where Joomla has grown to become the world's most widely distributed CMS.
So what makes the Joomla leadership and community structure unique? Since it's birth Joomla has never had a benevolent dictator or a corporate backer and it has no offices, employees, membership or voting process yet it all seems to work.
In a no holds barred presentation where nothing is taboo or too painful I will share the challenges we've faced, issues we are still working on and lessons learned with more than a few laughs along the way.