At its summit meeting in Boston on November 6, 2013, the directors of the Board of Open Source Matters, Inc., admitted two candidates as members of the organisation and directors of the board: Victor Drover and Joe Sonne.

Victor joined the board in August as our preferred candidate for Treasurer. His election to the officer role of Treasurer was dependent on recent Bylaws changes, which were voted on earlier that day. Following the bylaws vote and Vic's admission as member and director, in a second motion, the directors appointed Vic to the position of Treasurer.

Joe Sonne (a.k.a. Joe Joomla) is a native of Toronto, Canada, and is the board's choice in the recent pool of nominees to take on the role of Capital Committee team leader. As an active member of the Capital Committee for many months he has demonstrated skill and comes well-equipped to run the team.

Former Capital Committee leader Mike Carson has taken on the role of Events Team leader along with Radek Suski. The need for new events leadership arose when Paulo Griiettner, who had been managing the team, stepped down from the board last spring in order to devote more time to other priorities.

Additional board transitions include:

  • Robert Deutz, OSM board member and Events Team Leader, left in November 2012 following the first Joomla World Conference, after almost three years of service on the board.
  • Javier Gomez, OSM board member who left last January to join the Production Leadership Team (PLT).
  • Thomas Hampton, OSM board member and Treasurer took on new professional responsibilities last summer that meant he could no longer serve on the board. During his role as Treasurer, Thomas was meticulous and created a "treasurer's handbook" to facilitate the transition for his successor.
  • Dianne Henning, OSM board member whose term expired in October 2013 after three years of service.

The board thanks all of these board members, both past and present, for giving freely of their time, and for their input and work as a part of OSM. Their contributions have moved the project forward and made things better for those who follow.

--prepared by Alice Grevet, OSM Secretary, and Marijke Stuyivenberg, OSM Assistant Secretary