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Old 02-16-2005, 11:27 AM
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Default Best Open Source Solution was awarded to Mambo: Mambo 4.5.1a!

Congratulations to Mambo team, Miro and everyone in the community!


Mambo earns Giant Killing Reputation at LinuxWorld Expo

The Mambo website self-publishing phenomenon has furthered its
giant-killing reputation by taking two major awards at the LinuxWorld
Conference & Expo, in Boston, yesterday (Tuesday, 15 Feb 2005)

The powerful, free point-and-click website solution won the "Best of
Show" award and also “Best Open Source Solution” category. This is a
remarkable milestone for the Mambo team, as the competition included
industry giants from around the world.

Divided into 14 product categories, the LinuxWorld Product Excellence
Awards represent major areas of innovation in the Linux and Open Source
Community. Judges were from LinuxWorld Magazine.

The "Best of Show" award, which recognises the best total industry
solution, was presented to Mambo for “Mambo 4.5.1”. Mitch Pirtle, of
Brooklyn, New York, accepted the awards on behalf of Mambo.

Mambo project leader Andrew Eddie first heard the news from his office
in the rural regional Australian city of Toowoomba. Asked if Mambo
winning was something like David knocking over Goliath, he agreed. “To
win the best of show against commercial behemoths like Red Hat, Novell,
Sun, HP, Computer Associates and IBM just
shows what a small, committed team of developers can produce,” he said.

He agreed the award and the recognition it brings is “a coming of age”
for Mambo as an open source software solution. “It is acknowledgement
the Linux industry as a whole considers Mambo to be a rising star,” he
said. “It proves you don’t have to be an industry giant to produce a
quality product.”

Late last month Mambo announced the renewal of its ties with Miro
International, the founder and copyright owner of Mambo technology. The
joint venture sees alignment of Mambo project creativity with the
significant resources of Miro.

Miro CEO Peter Lamont, of Melbourne, Australia, said news of the awards
from pre-eminent industry peers raises the credibility and acceptance
of Mambo. “This places Mambo in a unique position of credibility and
acceptance,” Mr Lamont said. He said the award recognises Mambo as a
“legitimate and well-respected alternative to massively expensive
commercial solutions that offer little in return.”

Miro and Mambo have formed a steering committee, a non-profit
association, which will ensure the Mambo project remains Open Source
but is well supported through certification, training and marketing.

Was he surprised to win against the likes of IBM, Sun, Novell, etc. ..?
“Yes I was, however Mambo is a brilliant concept, skillfully
implemented,” Mr Lamont said. “It addresses basic problems that
everyone trying to publish on the web face. Removing the complex
nature of the Internet and replacing it with a simple, yet powerful
interface has allowed ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and
that is what Mambo is all about.”

Mambo Core Team member Brian Teeman, of Manchester, United Kingdom,
said he was stunned by the news. “We knew the future of Mambo was
bright,” Mr Teeman said. “The support of Miro had already told us
that,” he added. “But now the future is shining so brightly, we will
have to wear shades,” he quipped.

Both Mr Teeman and Mr Lamont agreed the “Best of Show” award should
signal companies becoming more comfortable with open source software as
legitimate technology.

“With global training and support, open source operating systems are
becoming less problematic than traditional solutions,” Mr Lamont said.
“It is now only a matter of time before that filters down to other open
source projects like Mambo.”

“This all goes to show that you don’t need to have 10,000 employees and
enormous campus style offices to deliver the goods,” Mr Teeman said.

Mambo is Open Source Software. You can read more about Mambo at
http://www.mamboserver.com and download the latest version of Mambo at
http://www.mamboforge.net. Extensive documentation and information can
be found at http://help.mamboserver.com. Mambo is released under
General Public Licence courtesy of Miro International PTY. Mambo
requires a Unix, Windows 2000 or XP server, running Apache 1.3 or
above, MySQL 3.23.55 or above, PHP 4.2.1 or above. Users should be
browsing the net with Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, Mozilla 1.7 or
higher or FireFox 0.9.3 or higher (Firefox is best supported for
Macintosh). Miro International was formed in March 2000 in Melbourne,
Australia as software development company specialising in collaborative
software solutions. http://www.miro.com.au

Release prepared: by Peter Russell
Authorised by: Brian Teeman & Peter Lamont

For more information:
Brian Teeman, Tel: +44 (0)8707 406 575 United Kingdom.
[email protected]
Peter Russell, Tel: +44 (0) 7814 756 390 United Kingdom

Peter Lamont, Tel: +61 3 9640 0300 - Australia
Justina Phoon, Tel: +61 3 9640 0300 - Australia
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