By Luca Marzo on 2021-04-03 18:23 in Board of Directors

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

Date: March 11, 2021Time: 18:00 UTCTotal time of meeting: 2 hour 30 minutes

Attendees:

Brian Mitchell (President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Radek Suski (Treasurer), Marco Dings (Director), Hugh Douglas-Smith (Director), David Opati Aswani (Director), Jaz Parkyn (Director), Wilco Alsemgeest (Director).

Apologies:

Justine Ayebale Abunyanga (Vice President), Marianela Queme (Director).

Proxies:

Wilco Alsemgeest for Jaz Parkyn from 19:15 UTC.

Discussion outline

Treasurer

  • Radek shared the bank balances as of today.

  • Radek shared the status of some invoices received recently.

  • Marco to check the status of services related to such invoices.

Production Department

  • The Joomla 3.9.25 caused commotion because of an issue with changing the base media folder. This is an issue to be fixed in reality the impact is extremely low. The blowback from certain community members, although for parts factually incorrect was harsh and was accompanied with personal attacks and defamations. Going forward production intends to initiate and document a more explicit release communication strategy, to be reviewed and complemented by other departments such as marketing.

  • Joomla is selected for the 2021 GSOC program https://community.joomla.org/gsoc-2021/gsoc-participant-13th-time-lucky.html The Board is grateful to all those involved.

  • New features are not accepted for Joomla 4.0 according to our release strategy after entering the Beta, the production department will take a more formal and explicit stance on moving new functionality to 4.1 or later as now explicitly cemented in motion PROD2021/001. There are some bugs to be fixed in the 4.0 release to proceed with the release cycle.

Jaz Parkyn left the meeting at 19.15 UTC. Wilco Alsemgeest served as her proxy since then.

Legal & Finance Department

Events Department

  • Events Department meeting held 6th March

  • Nomination call for team lead.

  • David has been in contact with the CMS Africa organizing team. The tentative month is September for a hybrid event - combination of virtual and in person and the location, Nairobi. But as I mentioned, it's not certain yet.

Operations Department

Programs Department

Vice President

  • Justine suggested to invite the consultant to a Board meeting in order to discuss the submitted proposals.

  • Justine asked whether there was or not a motion to approve Virtual JUGs. No motion has been actioned for this topic, even though the relevant team accepted virtual meetings during the whole pandemic period.

Secretary

President

Other business

  • The Board discussed commitment and timescale of actions of Board Members.

  • Marco suggested to be more involved in Google CMS Leadership Summits, appointing a representative from the Project.

  • Wilco and Luca to work on the proposal to include JUGs in the JVP.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2021/017 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meetingProposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Radek Suski.The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2021/016 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Hugh Douglas-Smith.The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Read more https://volunteers.joomla.org/board-of-directors/reports/1478-osm-inc-full-board-meeting-march-11-2021

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