Open Source Matters (OSM) is pleased to announce the extension of the terms of the following three board members:

With two successful JandBeyond conferences behind him and the third taking registrations, and the first Joomla World Conference scheduled in San Jose for next November, Robert Deutz brings an important perspective. This "can do" Events Team Leader energizes the Board.

Javier Gomez remains dedicated to his work on internationalization, supporting JoomlaDays worldwide, and improved communication. The Board appreciates Javier's continued commitment.

As Secretary and Trademark Team Leader, Jacques Rentzke's experience and knowledge play a significant role in keeping OSM on course. The Board is grateful to Jacques for his willingness to continue to be a vital resource for OSM.

The board of Open Source Matters thanks these three members for continued service on the OSM board, and within the Joomla! Project.

New Board members will be elected in April, 2012.

Open Source Matters received the resignations of two board members this month: Philip Locke and Akarawuth (Krit) Tamrareang. Busy schedules, work and family obligations make it necessary for both board members to devote more time to those priorities.

Phil’s work laying the groundwork for the Capital Committee set the tone for increased sponsorships this year. Krit will continue working on Joomla!Day Bangkok, which was postponed due to the floods.

OSM thanks Phil and Krit for their contributions, and wishes them well as they put their energy where it’s most needed in their lives.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) welcomes the appointment of Thomas Hampton and Sandra (Sandy) Ordonez to two new high-level volunteer positions within OSM. Thomas will fill the role of Assistant Treasurer, and Sandy that of our External Communications Leader.

We thank them for their willingness to serve the Joomla!® community in these roles!

The three Leadership teams of the Joomla! community, gathered in San Jose, California From the 27th of July 2011 to the 2nd of August, for their team meetings and a joint summit.Joomla Leadership Summit in San Jose, CA

All three teams shared reports about their meetings:

There was also a Joint Summit Report published.

Alice Grevet also provided a summary of the joint summit in the Joomla! Community Magazine: Summing Up the Joint Summit.

The Community Oversight Committee informed the board of Open Source Matters (OSM) that Louis Landry (of the Production Leadership Team) has been added to that group.

These are the members: Brad Baker, Chris Davenport, Sam Moffatt, Wendy Robinson and Louis Landry.

The Community Oversight Committee is a structure that exists in terms of Article IV of the Statutes of OSM, and it's main function is to appoint or remove members of the board.