Open Source Matters (OSM) is entrusted with providing organizational, legal, and financial support for the Joomla! project. You can find out more about the organization at

Given those responsibilities, and upcoming term expirations for multiple directors and officers of the board of OSM, a call for nominations for directors of the board is being made at this time.

Shortly following the election of these new directors, the annual OSM members meeting will take place. This annual meeting provides an additional opportunity for nominees to be elected to the OSM board.

Following the annual meeting, an election of officers of the board will take place. All newly elected directors are eligible to be nominated for an officer role.

If you or someone you know is qualified and motivated to serve on the board, please fill out the nomination form and tell us more about your interest, skills, and experience.

Useful areas of experience and expertise for nominees include:

  • Accounting, bookkeeping or financial
  • Legal or trademark
  • Organizational or managerial skills
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Fund-raising
  • PR and Marketing
  • Education or certification development work
  • Events planning and support

We are looking to recruit the very best and the brightest members in the Joomla! community.

Some of the criteria that will be used when evaluating nominations include:

Community: the nominee should have a strong track-record of successfully collaborating with, enabling others and earning the respect of the Joomla! community.

Character: the nominee should have a history of acting honestly, fairly and openly in previous and current roles held, have demonstrated a general conduct of a professional and considerate nature on as well as other sites and media channels, and be willing to read and agree to abide by the Joomla Code of Conduct.

Experience and Expertise: if the nominee is being proposed for a specific role, they should have strong experience and expertise in that area.

Availability: OSM responsibilities include attending monthly online board meetings, other meetings as needed, and regular participation in email discussions. Some board roles (team leaders, officer positions, etc.) require additional time. The nominee should have a reasonable and consistent amount of time to focus on their tasks and participate in other responsibilities.

Diversity: to work towards gender balance and geographical diversity, we are committed to seeking nominations from talented members of the Joomla! community who are female and / or represent diverse ethnic and geographical backgrounds, as well as fluent speakers of languages other than English (at this time internal Joomla and OSM communications are in English only). OSM does not discriminate against qualified applicants on the basis of their race,religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or age.

The nomination period will close in two weeks, on Friday, February 21.