Want to keep the TNW Conference vibe going?? Tickets for TNW2022 are available now >>

The heart of tech

This article was published on April 28, 2010

Microsoft To Contribute To OSS Content Management Platform Joomla

Microsoft To Contribute To OSS Content Management Platform Joomla
Manan Kakkar
Story by

Manan Kakkar

Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he shares his thoughts in more than 140 characters and in 140 or less on twitter (@manan)

joomlaMicrosoft has signed the Joomla! Contributor Agreement. Joomla is an open source php based content management software and is the world’s second largest PHP application.

In a blog post on the Joomla blog, Sam Moffatt mentions that Microsoft’s participation will enable them to have better IIS support for Joomla and have Microsoft’s expertise on board.

Microsoft will contributing under the GPL license. This is not the first time Microsoft and Joomla are working together. Microsoft’s Web Platform Installer offers Joomla and there already is some amount of Microsoft code in Joomla 1.6

Microsoft’s UX Architect Evangelist Josh Holmes on his blog considers this development as an exciting one for Microsoft since it enables them to figure out the right balance between proprietary code and open source code. Microsoft’s major open source push came with the establishment of the Codexplex.org Foundation, this is different from Microsoft’s open source project hosting site – codeplex.com.

via ZDNet