Open Source Matters: October 2010 Report

Written by | 01 November 2010 | Published in 2010 November
Open Source Matters is the non-profit organization which was formed to manage the legal, financial, and trademark related matters for the Joomla! project. In this issue's Leadership connections article from Open Source Matters, OSM board member Steve Burge shares some of the work that OSM has been doing during October on behalf of the Joomla! project.

New Board Members

The major event that occured for OSM during October was the arrival of several new board members.

On October 1st we welcomed 3 new members: Philip Locke, Paul Orwig and Altansukh Tumenjargal. Later in the month we welcomed 4 more: Alice Grevet, Dianne Henning, Marijke Stuivenberg and Andrea Tarr.

We're delighted to welcome such a diverse and exciting set of people. They come from the UK, the Netherlands, France, Mongolia and the US. Four of them are women. Here's a quick introduction to all the new members. You can see more detailed bios on the OSM site.

Paul Orwig

  • Position: Treasurer
  • Location: Parker, Colorado, USA
  • Website:

Paul is also the editor of the Joomla Community Magazine (JCM) and you can see his profile here.

Altansukh Tumenjargal

  • Position: Board Member
  • Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Website:

Altansukh was interviewed recently for his work with the Mongolian government and you can read the article here.

Philip Locke

Philip has very kindly agreed to become OSM's new Capital Committee Chair and lead our fundraising efforts.

Alice Grevet

Alice writes for the JCM each month and you can see her profile here.

Marijke Stuivenberg

Marijke is a developer and a hard-working member of the Joomla Bug Squad and the Dutch Joomla community.

Dianne Henning

Dianne writes for the JCM and you can see her profile here.

Andrea Tarr

Andrea designed the Hathor administrator template for Joomla 1.6. Download and test it here.

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Steve Burge

Steve Burge

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. A teacher for many years, he also ran, a leading web development firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Steve's firm built over 200 Joomla-powered websites. He now travels widely teaching people how to use Joomla, WordPress and Drupal and served on the Open Source Matters board which helps run the Joomla project. He wrote Joomla Explained, the best-selling and best-reviewed Joomla book.

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