This past August, a group of developers associated with the Mambo open source content management system decided to fork the project and start Joomla!, citing too much corporate control over Mambo by the Australian company that founded and funded it, Miro International. Since then, misinformation has spread like a wildfire around the Internet, and many Mambo users are left wondering what really happened and if they should switch to Joomla. If you find yourself confused by the whole Mambo/Joomla! fiasco, this article’s for you.
The truth about Mambo and Joomla