Joomla is a very unique open source project. Joomla never had a benevolent dictator or a corporate backer. There is no office building and no one is getting paid. Still, Joomla has grown to be one of the most popular CMSs in the world, thanks to the “Joomlers”.
Back in 2005, a group of people started the Joomla project; they were the first Joomlers... people who contributed to Joomla. Over the years many Joomlers joined forces to further improve Joomla and the community around it. Meanwhile, some Joomlers moved on, while others are still around. Overall the number of Joomlers has grown quickly, and Joomla is still moving forward thanks to all the Joomlers.
In 2015, Joomla will turn ten, a great opportunity to make things happen! Let's make sure that we’re going to celebrate this amazing achievement as proud Joomlers, but let's also challenge ourselves to lower the barriers and welcome many new Joomlers in our anniversary year!