In order to respect the terms of long standing CLT members, and to allow them to step down as planned, the CLT is looking for people willing to take up temporary positions within the team whilst the project is still in transition.

Read more: Call for interim Joomla! Community Leadership Team members ...

Meet the Joomla Transition Team

The Structure Team is happy to announce the results of the elections for the Transition Team. In total 24 Leadership Members (of 27) elected 6 community members for the transition team. We like to introduce them in a random order:…

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NOMINATIONS DEADLINE EXTENSION: Transition Team nominations will remain open until July 31.

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Since the vote to adopt the New Structure & Methodology proposal by Joomla leadership in May, the final task of the Structure Team is to organize the nominations to the Transition Team, which will implement the new…

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In consequence of adopting the new structure and methodology by the leadership teams, the Structure Team proposed a procedure for the formation of the Transition Team. The Transition Team will be tasked with providing guidance and processes to transition into the new structure.

The process outlined below was debated and…

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The Joomla! Event Traveller Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we will be taking applications from the worldwide Joomla community for the upcoming Joomla! World Conference, to be held on November 6-8, 2015 in Bangalore, India.

The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active project…

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And a Small Guide to Volunteering and Liability

In the past weeks a member of our community raised questions about the structure reform and of potential issues with liability.

In the process of investigating these claims, and in dialogue with our Law firm (www.wtplaw.com) and our insurance broker (www.austin-co.com), I realized…

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The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce the addition of a new member. We welcome Marco Dings to the team. Marco will be managing and helping to document the workflows within the project, helping with the work on Joomla future releases and adding further frontend knowledge to the PLT.

The PLT is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and the Joomla Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, translating and creating documentation.…

Read more: New addition to the PLT ...

 

Last week the combined Joomla leadership teams (Community Leadership Team (CLT), the Board of Directors of Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM), and the Production Leadership Team (PLT)), voted to adopt the New Structure & Methodology proposal, by a vote of 19 to 9.

Starting in the fall, the proposal…

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The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce the addition of a new member. We welcome Tessa Mero to the team. Tessa will be managing speaking opportunities for the PLT and developer community. She will be sharing information, writing technical tutorials, blogs, and reaching out to the greater…

Read more: Introducing Our Newest Production Leadership Team Member! ...

The Joomla Event Travel Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we have selected 12 members from the worldwide Joomla community (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Israel, The Netherlands, and USA) to attend the upcoming J and Beyond Conference being held May 29-31, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

With 39 applications to choose from, it was a difficult decision that was made easier because of the criteria point system that was put in place prior to the call for applications.…

Read more: JET Recipients for JAB15 Announced! ...

Because the Joomla! project has a great community, the goal is to empower more volunteers to effectively contribute by increasing transparency, communication and trust. Over the past several years, a majority of the leadership has supported the review and study of governance, convinced that our current organizational structure and methodology are not optimal to move our community forward.

Last October the Structural Team, entrusted by the joint Joomla leadership to produce a proposal for a new leadership structure for the Joomla project, shared their work with the combined project Working Groups for their feedback. This version of the proposal is the result of that feedback.

Now we are seeking feedback from the community as a whole on the proposal for a new organizational structure and methodology. Read the proposal here: New Structure & Methodology [Proposal] - Google Doc

You can share your thoughts and comments about this proposal in this public forum thread: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=880994 or you can email directly to the structure team JLIB_HTML_CLOAKINGJLIB_HTML_CLOAKING">…

Read more: Community Feedback on the Proposal for a New Organizational Structure and Methodology ...

The Joomla! Event Traveller Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we will be taking applications from the worldwide Joomla community, for the upcoming J and Beyond Conference to be held on May 29-31, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active…

Read more: Joomla Event Traveller Programme (JET) Now Open for JAB15 ...

Members of the three Joomla leadership teams, Production Leadership Team (PLT), Community Leadership Team (CLT), and directors of the board of Open Source Matters (OSM), gathered for two days of joint meetings prior to the Joomla World Conference in Cancun last November.

These minutes document the discussions that took place over the two days of meetings. While not a transcript, they are the product of committing all of the proceedings to record, as accurately as possible.

N.B.: the term "[LINK]" appears in place of non-publicly shared documents.…

Read more: Joint Leadership Summit Minutes - Cancun, Mexico, Nov. 5 - 6, 2014 ...

Today I am happy to report that a balanced 2015 budget proposal has been prepared by myself and dedicated volunteers from all areas of the Joomal project.

A special thanks goes out to Chris Davenport and Olaf Offick — budget liaisons from the PLT and CLT — for their hard work and professional attitude throughout the budget process.

Process

The 2015 budget process is quite similar to prior years and is well documented. In short, the 3-month process has 5 stages:

  • Set project-wide goals
  • Define objectives to achieve each goal
  • Assign expenses and/or revenue to each objective
  • Prioritize objectives
  • Submit proposal for community feedback and approval by the board of Open Source Matters

Two important changes from the 2014 budget process were included for 2015:

  • Line item owners would be specified to have decision making authority for expenditures
  • The budget would be balanced

Budget summary

As a result of the budget process, the proposed budget projects revenue of $755,575 with expenses matching dollar-for-dollar (a summary of revenue and expenses associated with the Goals of the project are shown at the end of this document. The full budget organized by our Chart of Accounts is also available).

Based on this balanced budget, we project that our end-of-year assets will total $329,886.…

Read more: Twenty goals for the Joomla project in 2015 ...

I am pleased to announce the following with Brian Teeman leading this overdue and needed core en-GB standardisation.

The PLT have accepted the proposal to review and standardise all the en-GB language strings in the core of Joomla based on the style guide that you can see here (until it gets a permanent home).…

Read more: Announcement en-GB User Interface Text Working Group ...

The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members: Viktor Vogel, Jessica Dunbar and Robert Deutz.

The PLT is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and the Joomla Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, translating and creating documentation.…

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The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members: George Wilson and Roland Dalmulder.

The PLT is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and the Joomla Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, translating and creating documentation.

In November 2014, the PLT announced that they were seeking nominations from the community for several new members to join the team, the original article can be seen here: https://developer.joomla.org/news/598-call-for-production-leadership-team-nominations.html. Many are being nominated and the PLT is in the process of incorporating new members to the team apart for the two people being added today.…

Read more: New PLT members ...

Back in March of 2013 the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) Team began drafting a list of requirements to upgrade the JED to Joomla 3.x and improve several areas of the directory. We simply out-grown the system in place. The request for proposal was announced in August 2013 and a vendor,…

Read more: The New Joomla Extensions Directory ...

The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, and creating documentation and translations.

We are looking for your nominations for new PLT members. We acknowledge that the greater worldwide Joomla community can help us a lot in this election process, and make us aware of potential candidates we might otherwise overlook.

Although the nomination form is available permanently to continuously gather suggestions, a number of PLT members are stepping down this month and we are additionally looking to fill some gaps in our skills base.  Consequently we are blogging this reminder that we need your nominations because we are actively looking to recruit new PLT members soon.

You can nominate yourself or someone else at any time. If you nominate someone else, please ask them first if they are interested and have the time available.…

Read more: Call for Production Leadership Team Nominations ...

A Little Background

As shared in the blog post “A new organizational structure and methodology to empower the growth of Joomla!” a group of representatives from each leadership team put forth the plan for proposed leadership changes.

According to the Roadmap in that blog post, this Joomla structure proposal was shared with the Joomla Working Groups and teams on October 21. Once the feedback and input from the working groups has been collected, and incorporated into a revised proposal, the next phase will be to share the revised proposal with the community.

The combined Joomla leadership teams are meeting in Cancun this week for a joint leadership summit prior to the Joomla World Conference (JWC). The structure change plans are on the agenda for these meetings.…

Read more: Update On the Proposed Structure Changes ...