Session type: Principles
Session start: 2022-04-23 15:00
Session end: 2022-04-23 16:00
Short description:

This session aims to put the history of Joomla into a wider perspective. Joomlashack has been around since the very first day of Joomla in 2005. We'll use that one site to cover the key events of Joomla during the last 16 years.

The Joomla(shack) Story

This session aims to put the history of Joomla into a wider perspective.

Joomlashack has been around since the very first day of Joomla in 2005. We'll use that one site to cover the key events of Joomla during the last 16 years.

  • Licensing: We'll discuss the impact has Joomla had on the wider world open source. Joomla was heavily involved in key decisions around the GPL license. What happened, and what is Joomla's legacy around licensing?
  • Economics: Joomla companies were among the first to monetize GPL software. How have those business decisions created the ecosystems we work in today?
  • People: How did Joomla introduce people to a career in web development, and where are many of these people now?
  • Business: We'll use the ups-and-downs of this one site (Joomlashack) to track the economic challenges and changes during the last 16 years.