The announcement states that it might appear to be a surprise. But as CMS Critic analyzes, Joomla! is the global #3 in content management with a strong and thriving community of volunteers (unlike WordPress or Drupal, there is no company behind the project).
This success is a direct result of Joomla!'s strategy to serve both, techys and non-techies equally.
We congratulate the Joomla! project and its volunteers for all the hard work that has been done in the past, as well as the work that is ahead!