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.

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.

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.

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

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.