Open Source Matters, Inc. and the Joomla! Project is now operating under the new structure that was formalised in March 2017.  This article sets out the new Election Cycle that is now in place.

Election Groups

The first post-transition new board of directors (NBOD), was deemed complete on March 23, 2017. All election cycles will be based upon the completion date of the NBOD.

According to the Bylaws, Section 5.03 (B), and additionally with motion #2017/041, The Board of Directors and Officers of Open Source Matters, has divided the board into the following Election Groups in order to stagger elections to assist with continuity and minimise disruption in leadership, with Group 1 having an initial 6 month term(1):

Group 1 :

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Events Department Coordinator
  • Marketing & Communication Department Coordinator
  • Programs Department Coordinator

Group 1 Voting Cycle

Annual Date

2017 Date

Call for Nominations (COD)

Fourth (4th) Saturday of July

22 July 2017

Nomination Acceptance

Seven (7) Days after COD

29 July 2017

Voting

Seven (7) Days after Acceptance

5 August 2017

Election Results

Seven (7) Days after Voting

12 August 2017

Group 1 Term Ends

Forty-two (42) Days after Election Results to ensure a proper Transition

23 September 2017

(1) Group 1 is subject to a six (6) month term for the first election cycle. Members elected subsequent cycles will have a regular One (1) year term, as per the “Annual Date” column above.

Group 2

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Production Department Coordinator
  • Operations Department Coordinator
  • Legal & Financial Department Coordinator
  • Local Communities Department Coordinator(2)

Group 2 Voting Cycle

Annual Date

2018 Date

Call for Nominations (COD)

Third (3rd) Saturday of January

20 January 2018

Nomination Acceptance

Seven (7) Days after COD

27 January 2018

Voting

Seven (7) Days after Acceptance

3 February 2018

Election Results

Seven (7) Days after Voting

10 February 2018

Group 2 Term Ends

Forty-two (42) Days after Election Results to ensure a proper Transition

24 March 2018

(2) The yet to be formed Local Communities Department will have a special election or be first elected during the Group 2 Elections. in 2018

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