Legal Working Group Unofficial
Joomla! is the worlds 2nd largest Content Management System. The Joomla software is purely Open Source (GPL v2.0) created by volunteers from around the world. As an all-volunteer non-profit organization, Joomla is managed through working groups staffed by members of the Joomla Community.
The Legal Working Group is tasked with helping the Board sustain the legal health of the project. This includes licensing of the business and the software, deal making and contracting, risk management and resolving claims and disputes. While the tasks are infrequent, when we have issues we need a variety of resources from business people that can help negotiate and review contracts, to volunteers with legal training that provide assistance in minimizing our formal legal costs, particularly in countries other than the U.S..
This working group is organized in two sub-teams. One being Contributors located around the world that will be on-call to assist us with document translations and learning about local business customs and regulations. The other sub-team are Members that are willing to meet regularly and devote hours each month to actively participating in forming legal relationships, contracting and monitoring legal compliance.
|Ronni K. Gothard Christiansen Denmark||Team Leader||Business Adviser||Sep 2015|
|Thomas Grønbek Andersen Denmark||Assistant Team Leader||Legal Adviser||Sep 2017|
|Soren Jensen Spain||Contributor||Department Coordinator||Apr 2017|
|Joomler||Position||Role||Date Started||Date Ended|
|Duke Speer United States||Member||Nov 2016||Sep 2017|
|Marijke Stuivenberg Netherlands||Member||Sep 2015||Sep 2017|
We are actively seeking both lawyers and business people with a background in law, business contracting, and/or open source software licensing who would like to volunteer to help a thriving global community. (Bar membership / license to practice is NOT required.)
Being multi-lingual and able to help us with legal notice and document translation is a plus. We offer a great community with knowledge and experience about implementing and enforcing Open Source licenses and with unique opportunities to benefit millions of CMS users around the world (and at the same time enhance your resume.)
To learn more or to apply for group membership, please email LegalWG@opensourcematters.org and include some background information, a profile of your knowledge areas and how you would like to be involved with this group.
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