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