XOOPS: Joomla is looking to XOOPS :)Posted by: Mambaon 2008/7/3 16:50:00 16255 reads
It was a very nice confirmation that XOOPS is doing lately something good, when we've learned that Joomla is copying the idea of WOX (World of XOOPS), our monthly newsletter, and has published a first ever issue of its Joomla! Community Magazine. They also copied our idea of "XOOPSer of the Month" and have their "Joomla! Forum Member of the Month" together with an interview that looks very similar to ours
As they say, imitation is the best form of flattery, so the Joomla! Community Magazine actually made us feel good! And the fact that they are checking on us to see what we do, is even better!
It clearly show that we can be proud of XOOPS and our accomplishments, if projects like Joomla are imitating us.
There are clear signs that XOOPS in turning around - our number of visitors are getting better and better, the number of new registered users per month is high and getting better by each month.
The fact that we've made this year as a Finalist for the Best Project of Source Forge Community Awards (don't forget to vote!!!!) speaks for itself. Add to this the Awards that XOOPS received in just the last few months from Adobe Edge, the 5 Stars from Germany's CHIP, or the top placement on a list by ONDD.
While Joomla is proud of recently having their 5,000,000th copy downloaded, XOOPS has as of today 6,623,558 copies downloaded from SourceForge (see here), and with that we are the #1 CMS on SourceForge.
Of course, this is only the beginning!!!
XOOPS 2.3 is coming soon, and then we are off to work on XOOPS 3.0, which will kick some serious butt!
The XOOPS community is an awesome "sleeping giant", and we need to awaken it to really live up to XOOPS potential! This community has awesome Innovators, extremely dedicated XOOPSers, and if all of us pull together in one direction, we can be unstoppable!!!
We have some great plans for 2008 and beyond. But we'll need all the help from the whole XOOPS Community to make these 2008 Plans reality. We are confident, however, that together, we'll be able to make it.
Remember - XOOPS is powered by YOU!!!!