Open Source Matters (OSM) 2011 Budget
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:11

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 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.

Assistant Treasurer vacancy
Monday, 09 May 2011 17:46

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

OSM officers elected
Monday, 28 March 2011 12:59

The board of Directors of Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM), at it’s monthly meeting, installed the following Officers of the board for the 2011/2012 term:

Ryan Ozimek as President, Paul Orwig as Treasurer, Jacques Rentzke as Secretary, and Alice Grevet as Assistant Secretary.

The Officers of the board are elected from the board (by the Directors), and serve one year terms that may be renewed.

Board terms extended
Thursday, 24 February 2011 21:38

We are pleased to announce that the terms of the following two board members of Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) have been extended by a year:

James shares his legal skills, and wisdom from years of experience in FOSS projects, with the OSM board, and Ryan has been one of the chief Joomla!® and Open Source evangelists, in his role as President of the board, reaching out to Joomla! communities world-wide.

The board of Open Source Matters is grateful for their willingness to continue serving on the OSM board, and within the Joomla! Project.

Joomla! 1.6 Launched
Monday, 10 January 2011 00:00

Joomla 1.6Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) invites you to join the entire Joomla!® project in celebrating the arrival of Joomla 1.6.

Congratulations to the hundreds of volunteers whose enormous effort contributed to its final release.

Joomla 1.6 delivers new features to end-users and site administrators including:

● finer access controls
● a user-defined category structure
● installation improvements
● expanded language support
● start and end publishing times for modules
● fresh new templates and semantic markup
● more creative control through template styles
● and much more!

Visit to learn more about Joomla 1.6, with information specifically for developers, administrators, webmasters, and designers.

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