Date: 5 February 2024.
In a press release The Joomla! Project this week announced that it has co-founded the Open Website Alliance.
Fellow co-founders include the following international community organisations which are also "dedicated to championing the cause of open-source software over proprietary alternatives": Drupal, TYPO3, and WordPress.
In a statement The Joomla! Project stated:
"Joomla is immensely proud to be a founding member of the Open Website Alliance, an initiative that aligns perfectly with Joomla’s mission, vision, and values. By championing freedom, equality, trust, community, collaboration, usability, and transparency, Joomla continues to foster a platform that is not only innovative but also inclusive and accessible to all."
"Through this alliance, Joomla and its partners are setting the stage for a digital future that prioritises the open web - a future where digital publishing and collaboration flourish on a foundation of open-source principles."
The Open Web Manifesto
"Adhering to the principles of the Open Web Manifesto, originally initiated by Drupal; the Alliance champions a web that empowers all, regardless of their background. It stands for a web that is free, decentralised, and requires collective participation and responsibility. The manifesto affirms the web as a protector of privacy, freedom of speech, and a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship." Source: The Joomla! Project.
Open Website Alliance Aims
To advocate for the choice of open-source software over proprietary systems.
To educate website owners and developers of the benefits of open-source software.
Expand opportunities for all open-source CMS projects.
Foster a community built on openness, trust, and quality
Share and discuss best practices to enhance the public perception of open-source projects, and the reliability and safety of open-source communities.
Support third-party open-source projects and communities that contribute to the ecosystem.
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