Not even 6 months ago we announced our plans for Nooku Server, a multi-site distribution of Joomla 1.5. We created a diet for Nooku Server and defined a roadmap. We initially planned to add multi-site support, caching improvements and a new administrator template which we did in alpha 1 and alpha 2, and then … community happened!
We couldn’t have expected so much enthusiasm from developers from all over the world who wanted to help out and contribute. Simply amazing!
We announced our contributor agreement in November last year. In the past 6 months our contributor base has grown, from a handful to a total of 35. That’s a lot of developer power!
Not less then 21 developers contributed to Nooku in the past year working on various projects. As you can see from this link
and the graph above (taken from Ohloh
) that’s more than double the amount of people who contributed to Joomla in the same period. Not bad huh!
On Saturday May 7th, the attendees of J and Beyond 2011 all gathered in the auditorium of Rolduc Conference Centre for the awards ceremony of the annual J.O.S.C.A.R.S – the Joomla Open Source Creative Artistic Recognition Awards.
This year we have had a record number of nominations and the international panel has had a very hard task in creating a shortlist. Voting took place during the conference by all the attendees with the winners announce in a star studded celebrity awards ceremony led Open Source Knights Sir Brian Teeman and Victor Drover.
Our Nooku community was awarded with not one but four awards in 3 different categories !
J and Beyond 2011 is just around the corner. Nooku will take part in the biggest international Joomla event of the year. We are kicking it off with an awesome pre-event Nooku party! The 5th of May will definitely be a night to remember. Registrations for dinner are closed but feel free to come and join us at the bar for some drinks or hit the slopes.
The JAB11 programme has been Nooku-fied with four presentations from Johan, Stian, Tom, Gergo and Ercan.