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Leadership Highlights - February 2013

Written by | Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00 | Published in 2013 March
While 2013 is already 2 months old it’s time to look back, review the progress made on the goals of last year and think about new goals or updates. But first of all let’s get our Joomla versions updated!

February 2013 started off with two new releases, Joomla 2.5.9 and Joomla 3.0.3

If you haven’t updated yet to the latest version, do it now! Many bugs have been fixed and there are some great new features in version 3.0.3 for multilingual websites.

If you’re interested in helping out fixing those bugs, and get a Pizza along while having fun, here’s some great news for you. You can join a Pizza, Bugs and Fun event on March 16th either virtual or with a Joomla User group in your neighborhood. Even better, join the session at JoomlaDay Boston with Elin Waring (JBS), Michael Babker (PLT), and Andy Tarr (PLT).

Interested in what the Production Leadership Team is planning for 2013? Read the Production Goals which recently have been published by the PLT.

Migration, migration, migration!

If you’re still on Joomla 1.5, then it is really time for you to consider migrating. As of today the JED will begin unpublishing listings that are marked as Joomla 1.5 only and remove the 1.5 icons. Read all about the transition in this announcement.

Speaking of updates...

A summary of progress that was made during the fourth quarter for Open Source Matters' (OSM) four major 2012 goals is published. A huge thanks goes out to all the people that contributed. Some of those goals are taking more time then and need much guidance like simplifying the Trademark rules. Other goals need more people getting involved like the plan to increase our sponsorship income. A call went out for Capital Committee Team Applicants mid February and the team is in the process of selecting new members.

The good news is that OSM Treasurer Thomas Hampton gave us a heads up for the 2012 Actuals to Budget review and informed us we did pretty good! Increasing our cash position 87% is a result we all can be proud of!

Oh and there’s the keyword for events: Cash!

As of January 2013, OSM raised the sponsorship amount for Joomladays. It’s all in the board minutes of January 2013.

On the road...

In February Leadership members were on the road for two Joomladay events.
JoomlaDay India - Ofer Cohen (OSM)
JoomlaDay North Carolina - Mike Carson (OSM)
Both events were also attended by David Hurley, our Joomla! Community Development Manager

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Marijke Stuivenberg

Marijke Stuivenberg

Marijke Stuivenberg got involved in the Joomla Community since 2007. Starting with translating Joomla in Dutch and helping in the Bug Squad. She is also participating in the Joomla Translation Coordination Team en helps testing security issues in JSST.

As one of the co-founders of JoomlaCommunity.eu she is very active in the Dutch Community on many areas. She is the leader of the Dutch Translation Team which maintains the Dutch Translations for Joomla and many 3rth party extensions.

Currently she is filling the role of Secretary of Stichting Sympathy, the Dutch foundation that supports Joomla in the Netherlands and Secretary of the board of OpenSourceMatters.

Marijke is a musician by profession, in daily life she teaches young and old(er) how to play the Saxophone.