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08 Oct 2011
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If you haven't read this blog by Paul Orwig written on September 29, 2011, you should. But what you should do next is read the input at JPeople and perhaps you will realize that it appears that a very few - mostly Joomla leadership is proposing major changes in how the Joomla project will be organized in the future. You will also note thet very, very few of the Joomla Community are participating in the discussion possibly again because there continues to be veiled and not so veiled implications that certain people have said enough. Doesn't encourage participation.

Currently the role of OSM is to support the developers who code Joomla. If the few who think defining a business structure and bringing the developers under the authority of the OSM Board of Directors (no matter what they might rename OSM to) will encourage the developers to code, they really haven't been living in the Open Source world. Right now there are limits to what the board can do. The developers in the Community Oversight Team can remove board members or add them at will. Kind of makes sure that OSM remains responsive to developers don't you think? Under discussion is a much simpler structure with OSM at the top operating without any oversight.

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The first mention about an assistant treasure position in the 2011 board minutes occurred in the March 21, 2011 minutes. In that discussion, we find the first indication that the Joomla Community isn't going to be provided the actual discussion and reasoning for creating such a position:

The positions of PR, Assistant Treasurer, Trademark Lead and OSM Project Manager were discussed. The email list will be used for further discussion.

Three months later, in June's board minutes we find:

Assistant Treasurer situation: Paul is following up with two qualified US-based candidates.