By Luca Marzo on 2021-08-03 07:07 in Board of Directors

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

Date: July 22, 2021Time: 17:00 UTCTotal time of meeting: 1 hour 5 minutes

Attendees:

Justine Ayebale Abunyanga (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Radek Suski (Treasurer), Marco Dings (Director), David Opati Aswani (Director), Hugh Douglas-Smith (Director), Wilco Alsemgeest (Director), Philip Walton (Director).

Apologies:

Jaz Parkyn (Director)

Proxies:

Marco Dings served as proxy for Jaz Parkyn.

Discussion outline

Treasurer

Production Department

Justine Ayebale Abunyanga joined the meeting at 17:20 UTC

Legal & Finance Department

  • Currently working on a 6 month renewal for a Platinum Sponsorship, they are keen to make more of this and are looking for commitment from us to achieve this.

  • There is a further 6 month Bronze sponsorship with a new sponsor in discussion.

  • Hugh will collate information to complete the work on the financial investigation and get back to the lawyers. 

Marketing & Communications Department

  • Joomla 4 RC4 article published and translations added.

  • Newsletter sent.

  • New fresh designs progressing with new assets from 123RF.

  • Work started on the Social Media pool which is designed to go live when J4 is live.

  • Semrush meeting held with Semrush. Chris could not make it and the ideas discussed last month floated to SEMRush. Need to follow up.

  • Joomla 4 video in final draft and waiting for voiceover.

  • Press release list created, old one found and merged. Press releases being drafted.

Events Department

  • Events Department meeting held on 10th July 2021.

  • Migration Update:- Plans for testing underway. SD reaching out to the webmaster team regarding how to have testers that are not on the events team access. 

  • The JUG team is actively reaching out to the JUg organizers, to offer assistance and confirm which one is alive. After which they will populate a list of active JUGs. 

  • Events team planning an Audit of all the documentation such as the charter and events resources. 

Operations Department

Programs Department

Vice President

Secretary

  • [Elections] The President replacement elections are progressing. Call for manifestos closed last night. Nominees announced https://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/president-replacement-elections-nominee-announcement.html 

  • [Elections] The Group 1 Elections are in progress. Call for manifestos still open until August 07, 2021. Call for Manifestos - Group 1 Elections (2021) 

  • [Bank] Danielle (CPA) has been onboarded to the Bank accounts. She has already dealt with the offboarding of the previous President.

  • [Bylaws] A couple of weeks ago Luca had a long meeting with Michael Russell. He brought to attention some mistakes in the Bylaws (missing references, typos, unclarity). Luca will start a new review of the Bylaws and will propose the changes to the Board, prior to starting the procedure to amend it.

Other Business

Motions taken during this meeting

#2021/063 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meeting.Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Hugh Douglas-Smith.The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2021/062 - 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/1583-osm-inc-full-board-meeting-july-22-2021

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