By Luca Marzo on 2019-11-24 10:48 in Board of Directors

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

Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 18:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 05 minutes


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


Jason Nickerson (Director).



Discussion outline


  • Meeting with a potential Gold Sponsor went well. Looking for next steps.

  • Adserver is playing up. Working on fixing it. Unable to add new campaigns current ones are all fine.

  • Rowan proposed to hold a forum in London in January with key Community holders and third party stakeholders to create a clear vision for our future and act on it.

  • Rowan is going to attend JoomlaDay Madrid this weekend.

  • The Board commented on the Profit & Loss document shared by Rowan few days before the meeting.


  • Pizza Bugs and Fun reimbursements are in progress. Almost half of them already processed.

  • Brian shared the current bank balances.

  • Brian to speak next week at Marquette University’s Corporate Communications undergrads regarding the importance of Open Source.

Production Department

  • Joomla 3.9.13 released.

  • Joomla! 4 beta planned for end of November.

  • Joomla! 4.0 is now MySQL 8.0 compatible.

  • Production Department is still looking for the Release Lead for Joomla 4.1.

Marketing & Communications Department

  • Sprint planned for next week in Bordeaux.

Events Department

Operations Department

  • Hugh shared the latest version of the Webmasters Operating Manual for final review.

Programs Department

  • Certification Exam is being held in Madrid tomorrow. 

  • Meeting minutes from the Department Meeting will be available soon.

  • VET are planning their next meeting following the team restructure. 

Vice President

  • Daniel started to create a presentation to help fundraising for the initiatives targeting Africa.

  • Daniel is also reaching out people to rebuild the Education Program.


  • [GitHub Sponsor Organization] We missed the deadline because 2 Factors Authentication was not enforced on our org repos. In order to be involved we need to enforce 2FA.

  • [Trademark] Advised by our lawyers, we decided not to pursue further with the trademark opposition in Turkey. A partial win has been granted to OSM by the court.

  • [Trademark] Received a couple of requests to approve trademark usage on Google Ads, due to the new restrictive policies for advertising brands on Google Ads.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2019/098 - Hold a “Forum for the Future” in January using the excess funds in the MMA Account.
Proposed by Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, seconded by Luca Marzo.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

#2019/099 - Sponsor CMS Africa 2020 with a 1500 USD.
Proposed by Djamel Kherbi, seconded by Daniel Dubois.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

#2019/100 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meeting
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Djamel Kherbi.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2019/097 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Daniel Dubois.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.