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11 Oct 2011
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Some time ago I wrote a piece within the Open Source Matter's JPeople group about the missing president of OSM. He had promised in a blog that he would publish a "semi-regular dose of transparency and accountability to the Joomla community as to my activities as Open Source Matters (OSM) President." That was on March 22, 2010. There were two more published blogs March 29 and April 5, 2011. Nothing on this vein has been published since then. It was the sentiment of several commenters that Ryan was busily serving the Joomla community by attending various Joomla functions. I know Ryan is a very good PR person and personally had recommended he not be elected as president of OSM until the board had decided whether to have an executive director in place that could see to the actual leadership needs of OSM. I was concerned that Ryan would be so busy between his position as CEO of PICNet with offices on two coasts and his more then willing and capable PR activities for OSM that he would not devote the necessary energies to develop board members and work on the needed aspects to this organization. If you take the time to read the minutes from when Ryan was secretary of OSM and then when he became president, you will note that he no longer figures prominently in the minutes discussion at all.

09 Oct 2011
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Alice Grevet, a board member and Assistant Secretary of the Open Source Matters, Inc. board, writes a monthly article in the Joomla! Community Magazine title "Open Source Matters Report" for the month of that issue. It amazingly has absolutely nothing to do with OSM and everything to do with the other leadership teams within Joomla. Some people believe in conspiracy theories like John F. Kennedy's assassination, Roswell New Mexico's aliens, Princess Diana, and so on. If I was a believer in these conspiracy theories, I might want to believe that the OSM board has been preparing the way for some time to have all the other leadership teams reporting directly to the board. After all, why would OSM be reporting on their activities as if those activities were their own? Makes you think about this proposed organizational change doesn't it? After all, even Mel Gibson was eventually proved correct.