OSM, Inc. - Full Board Meeting - October 03, 2019

By Luca Marzo on 2019-10-12 15:32 in Board of Directors

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

Date: October 03, 2019Time: 17:00 UTCTotal time of meeting: 1 hour 30 minutes


Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall (President), Daniel Dubois (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Brian Mitchell (Treasurer), Djamel Kherbi (Director), Harald Leithner (Director), Jaz Parkyn (Director), Eric Lamy (Director).


Hugh Douglas-Smith (Director), Jason Nickerson (Director).


Jaz Parkyn served as proxy for Hugh Douglas-Smith.

Discussion outline



  • Brian worked with Jason to complete the onboarding process.

  • Accounts have been updated.

  • Brian still in the process to get access to the online banking.

  • Brian to try to keep Egencia, after their termination notice.

  • Brian to work with Jason regarding the D&O Insurance.

  • Brian shared the current bank balances.

  • Brian attended JoomlaDay Texas last week. Event has been great.

  • Brian to attend JoomlaDay Chicago on October 12.

Production Department

  • The Production Department is working on a strategy definition for the future.

  • Joomla 3.9.12 released. 

  • Global Pizza Bugs and Fun is in preparation.

  • Merged one of the last show stoppers before beta (Mail templates)

  • Progress on our database schema problem for MySQL 5.7/8.0 (NULL dates)

  • New team lead of the Page Builder Working Group: Franciska Perisa

Legal & Finance Department

Marketing & Communications Department

Events Department

Operations Department

Programs Department

  • Department meeting took place on October 1st.

  • Certification Team is continuing to migrate and update the Exam platform and are also improving the Certification platform.

  • Volunteer Engagement team are looking for new volunteers - anyone interested should reach out via the volunteer portal.

Vice President


  • Onboarded Treasurer with a functional mailbox instead of a personal one. This in accordance with motion #2018/067. 

  • Following with the application of such motion (2018/067) in the next few days we’ll proceed with the creation of the functional mailboxes that should be used while doing business on behalf of the Board and handed over to successor after an election. This would ease transitions and helping us to keep history of the business.

  • The board of Joomla Foundation should conduct an election to reflect changes in OSM.

  • Volunteers Portal updated to reflect the changes after the election.

  • No updates from the Global Sponsor for PBF. Still pending signature. Will try to chase.

  • Meeting minutes from the Semi-Annual Members Meeting to be published in the next few days.

  • Effective since September 28, 2019 the Full Board of Directors and Officers of Open Source Matters, Inc. is composed by:

    • Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, from United Kingdom - President

    • Daniel Jean Dubois, from France - Vice President

    • Luca Marzo, from Italy - Secretary

    • Brian Jacob Mitchell, from United States - Treasurer

    • Harald Leithner, from Austria - Director

    • Jasmine Zoe Parkyn, from United Kingdom - Director

    • Djamel Eddine Kherbi, from Algeria - Director

    • Jason Nickerson, from United States - Director

    • Eric Lamy, from France - Director

    • Hugh Douglas-Smith, from United Kingdom - Director.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2019/087 - Two board members shall approve the commissioning or decommissioning of any and all services and products from our hosting provider. Proposed by Jaz Parkyn, seconded by Luca Marzo.The motion passed with unanimous consent.

#2019/088 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meetingProposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Brian Mitchell.The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2019/086 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Jaz Parkyn.The motion passed with unanimous consent.


Read more https://volunteers.joomla.org/board-of-directors/reports/1105-osm-inc-full-board-meeting-october-03-2019

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