Someone mentioned to me this week that they were worried about Joomla because not much work was being done on the project’s code.
To reassure them I headed over to Ohloh.net which keeps useful data on the amount of work done on open source projects. What I found was that work on Joomla proceeds very differently from both Drupal and WordPress:
- Where as those projects are built incrementally with small changes, Joomla has great bursts of energy followed by relatively quiet periods. We’re just on of those plateaus now as the project gets ready for Joomla 1.6.
- Joomla has had over four times more code contributions than it’s rivals, in a much shorter period of time.
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