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.

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.

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.

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.

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.