Microsoft signs the Joomla! Contributor Agreement

Microsoft has signed the JCA (Joomla! Contributor Agreement), and we’ve got some of their code in the Joomla! 1.6 trunk. There, I said it. It feels like it should be so much more doesn’t it? Don’t worry, I won’t end the blog post there.

It has taken me a while to write this post, as I’m not even sure what I want to put in – beyond my profound excitement. Yes, it’s a big deal to have a major company contributing to the codebase. And yes, the fact that it’s Microsoft contributing to a GPL project is big news. But, in a lot of ways this is just part of a natural progression related to a lot of work that has been going on for a long time with Joomla!. More important, really, is what this means for how people can use Joomla!.

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