Joomla was created in 2005 by a group of developers that had been part of another CMS project called Mambo.
The name Joomla is an English spelling of the Swahili word jumla meaning "all together" or "as a whole". It was
chosen to reflect the commitment of the development team and community to the project. The first release of
Joomla! was announced on September 16, 2005. This was a re-branded release of Mambo 188.8.131.52 combined with
other bug and security fixes. We began using Joomla! in October of 2005 and by the end of the that year, had
decided that was our CMS.
As of May 2007, if you ask Google about Joomla, it returns 47.3 million references, Mambo 34.4 and Drupal 18.2
Joomla! is Open Source and free. They derive much of their revenue from donations. So, if you decide to use
this in your business, we encouage you to show your support at http://joomla.org
Whatever way you want to organize your content, Joomla won't complain. If you don't know the answer
to the question When should I create Static Content and when Content Items (those items organized in
Sections and Categories)? - this will not hinder you from doing great things with your website.
Unless your website has lots of material. In this case, you'd better learn it. After all, this is one of the
best features that a CMS will offer you, and that was not possible in a static website.