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 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.

Paul Orwig, as Treasurer of the board of Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM), published the 2011 goals and budget for the Joomla! project.

“Open Source Matters is a not-for-profit organisation, incorporated in the United States, created to serve the financial and legal interests of the Joomla project.”

Paul shared the goals (that formed part of the budget process), in a Leadership blog-post on joomla.org. You can also download its as a PDF.

The board of Open Source Matters approved the final 2011 budget (for the remainder of the financial year), by unanimous consent, at its April board meeting.

Thank you to Paul and the rest of the Budget Committee (Chris Davenport, Matt Lipscomb, Wendy Robinson, Phil Locke) for their hard work on the budget.

At a recent meeting of the Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) board of directors, the following Motion passed with unanimous consent:

“The Open Source Matters Board of Directors gives its sincere thanks and appreciation to Ole Bang Ottosen, for his role on the Community Oversight Committee, and to Andy Tarr, for her role on the Board of Directors of Open Source Matters, as they leave these roles and move on to other things.”

Ole will continue contributing in other areas of Joomla!® and related projects, and Andy was recently invited to join the Production Leadership Team.

The board of Open Source Matters, Inc. is looking for someone to fill the role of Assistant Treasurer of the board.

This person should have accounting or bookkeeping experience.

He or she will be responsible for helping our current Treasurer with tasks that include verifying expenditures, preparing the budget, and maintaining financial records. Experience using QuickBooks is helpful, and a willingness and interest to learn basic US tax accounting processes.

Please contact us if you are interested in serving in this role