Welcome to Open Source Matters!

The non-profit organization supporting the Joomla! project.


Position: Board Member 
Location: Washington DC
Website: www.picnet.net
Class: 2011

Ryan (cozimek) is the CEO and founder of PICnet Inc, a Web development and innovations firm providing a variety of services for non-profit and public sector organizations worldwide.  With client-bases in Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco, Ryan often finds himself travelling, but his current home base is in Washington DC where PICnet has its headquarters.

Introduced to Mambo back in 2003 by one of his staff’s developers, Ryan quickly saw the great ability of the CMS to aid non-profit organizations.  After writing two Slashdot stories on the creation of Joomla, Ryan quickly became more heavily involved in the Joomla community.  He now manages the non-profit board on the Joomla forums, and frequently gives speeches in the non-profit community in the US related to the use of open source and Joomla within organizations, and created Joomla Tuesdays, a free gathering of Joomla users and developers across the US in the non-profit sector.

Ryan has a B.A. in Communications from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Masters of Public Policy from UCLA as well.

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Our Mission

The mission of Open Source Matters is to provide
a flexible platform for digital publishing and collaboration

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