Open Source Matters (OSM) is pleased to announce the April 2011 call for board member nominees.

OSM is entrusted with providing organizational, legal, and financial support for the Joomla! project. You can find out more about the organization at  In November 2010, OSM decided to create guidelines for nominating new board members and published those guidelines here.  One of the decisions made was to hold nominations, if needed, every April and October.

Today marks the start of the April 2011 nomination period and we are looking for your nominations for a new OSM board member. Separately, we are also looking for a person to serve in an important non-board member role as well.

We acknowledge that the greater worldwide Joomla! community can help us a great deal in this election process, and make us aware of potential qualified candidates.

Assistant Treasurer

We are looking for one new board member to fill a critical role on the board:

  • Assistant Treasurer: OSM is looking for someone with accounting or booking experience. They will be responsible for helping our current Treasurer ensure that all verify expenditures are explained, prepare budget and maintain financial records.

Please see the OSM nomination guidelines for the criteria that OSM uses in evaluating nominees.

Please click here to nominate someone for the Assistant Treasurer role. You are welcome to nominate yourself.

Marketing Team Lead

OSM is also looking to fill a key non-board member role. This person will not need to be elected to the board.

  • Marketing Team Lead: OSM is looking for someone with marketing, P.R. and branding experience. They will be be responsible for leading Joomla’s marketing efforts.

Please click here to nominate someone for the Marketiing Team Lead. You are welcome to nominate yourself.

Nominations for both positions close on April 20, 2011 at 23:59 UTC