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 http://www.joomla.org/16/ to learn more about Joomla 1.6, with information specifically for developers, administrators, webmasters, and designers.

Louis Landry has given notice to OSM and the Leadership Team that in early December he will end his agreement with OSM for contracting work. Louis was paid by OSM at the request of the Production Leadership Team (PLT) to help with Joomla development.

We're happy to say that Louis will not be leaving the Joomla project. He is taking a position in the corporate world  and "will still be able to participate and contribute to Joomla regularly, and even have some dedicated Joomla time with the new job." Click here to read Louis' announcement.


The Board of Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) has elected Paul Orwig as Treasurer of the organization. He replaces Steve Burge, who had been appointed as Acting Treasurer on the 10th of August 2010.

Paul has been an outstanding member of the Joomla Community and was recently appointed to the OSM board. Paul has previously been on Joomla! Community Leadership Team, the Lead editor for the Joomla! Community Magazine, and a Webmaster for the Joomla! community portal.

The OSM board wishes to express thanks to Paul for serving in this important role and Steve for having assisted during the transition.

Open Source Matters is pleased to welcome seven new board members who were appointed after recent elections. The new members are:

  • Alice Grevet
  • Dianne Henning
  • Marijke Stuivenberg
  • Andrea Tarr
  • Philip Locke
  • Paul Orwig
  • Altansukh Tumenjargal
Unfortunately as seven arrive, one leaves. Marko Milenovic decided to resign from the Board of Directors as time didn't allow him to contribute as much as he had hoped for. Marko did an excellent job, especially in the area of Trademark handling during his time serving the Board and we would like to thank him for making that difference.

In December 2009, the Joomla! community was asked to nominate new Open Source Matters (OSM) board members.

OSM is entrusted with providing organizational, legal, and financial support for the Joomla! project. You can find out more about the organization at http://opensourcematters.org.

With those serious responsibilities and the recent departure of two long-serving board members, the decision has been made to expand the board once more.

We are looking for your nominations for new OSM board members.