OSM, Inc. - Full Board Meeting - June 27, 2019

By Luca Marzo on 2019-07-05 06:41 in Board of Directors

Open Source Matters, Inc.Full Board of Directors and Officers Meeting

Date: June 27, 2019Time: 17:00 UTCTotal time of meeting: 1 hour 10 minutes


Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall (President), Alexander Metzler (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Djamel Kherbi (Director), Harald Leithner (Director), Rachel Walraven (Director), Hugh Douglas Smith (Director), Jaz Parkyn (Director).


Jason E Rosenbaum (Treasurer), Jason Nickerson (Director).


Rowan served as proxy for Jason Rosenbaum.

Discussion outline



  • Jason shared the status of outstanding sponsorship payments.

  • Jason is continuing the research work on the Directors & Officers Insurance for the 501.

  • The Joomla Trademark has been successfully renewed in Turkey.

  • Payments and reimbursements will be processed during the weekend.

  • Budget is approved, blog post to be prepared and published in the next few days.

  • Jason shared the up to date bank balances.

Production Department

  • There is a discussion in progress on the MariaDB support.

  • Many updates in the testing section but we need more people who can help us, so please help us finding people.

  • Bug Squad makes an amazing job reducing open tickets and PRs thanks to Nicola. He is really motivated in managing the team and makes progress get the issue count lower.

  • Translation team got help updating the Icelandic language pack uptodate (last version from J! 1.5.22)

  • New J4 Tutorials (https://docs.joomla.org/JDOC:Joomla_4_Tutorials_Project)

  • Most of the GSoC makes good progress.

  • Joomla Enhancement Development Team formation completed

  • PHPStorm licences available for Joomla Core Developers, Marco Dings managed the renewal.

  • Backend Template is still not ready to merge, so we still have no beta for Joomla 4.

Marketing & Communications Department

Events Department

Operations Department

  • JED4 sprint is now booked and confirmed, 6 participants 1st weekend August. Jaz has been preparing plan, objectives include:

    • Update base component from component creator to be fully J3 and 4 compatible
    • User logging of all actions
    • front-end upload of extensions
    • back-end management & review of extensions
    • Review submission, approval and management
    • Begin writing db export and import script for JED3->4
    • Draft 1 of home design, extension page and reviews
    • Ticket system

Programs Department

  • Certification Team has reviewed the exam pricing for the next financial year using the Big Mac Index (BMI) as a base for the calculations. Exam prices have not been updated since 2016. All European countries (except UK) have been merged into one price band for the Eurozone using the BMI average of the individual countries. Proposed pricing will be live for 1st July 2019. Certification Team will also review the pricing on a yearly basis, and will use the BMI from January of that year so the new pricing can be considered in the next budget and be in effect from the start of each financial year.

  • Certification Team has been working with Marco Dings on a Question and Language Management System module to manage the exam question strings and their translations. Testing on the new exam component is going well with plans to use it for the first time in a live exam within the next few months. 

Vice President


  • Will be working on the bylaws amendment text for the approved changes in these days.

  • Received an email about upcoming/new AdWords restrictions when it comes to the use of marks. The user requested to take action in order to allow third party services so at Google level.

  • Luca pointed out to Directors and Officers that being a Board member is a responsibility towards the Project and the Community, inviting them to be present as much as possible and responsive at motion votes and decisions.

  • Open Source Initiative will hold an Affiliate Members Call tomorrow. Timing will be 2019-06-28 0400 UTC or 2019-06-28 1600 UTC.

  • Will work to prepare a standardized agreement for Pizza Bugs & Fun sponsorship packages.

Other business

Motions taken during this meeting

#2019/062 - Adopt the new certification exam pricing from July 1st 2019 as detailed in the shared document.Proposed by Jaz Parkyn, seconded by Luca Marzo.The motion passed with unanimous consent.

#2019/063  - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meetingProposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Djamel Kherbi.The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2019/060 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Djamel Kherbi.The motion passed with unanimous consent.

#2019/061 - Approve the budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20Proposed by Jason Rosenbaum, seconded by Luca Marzo.The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Read more https://volunteers.joomla.org/board-of-directors/reports/1045-osm-inc-full-board-meeting-june-27-2019

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