By Luca Marzo on 2019-12-15 18:13 in Board of Directors

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

Date: December 05, 2019
Time: 18:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 00 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).


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


Daniel Dubois served as proxy for Jason Nickerson.

Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall served as proxy for Hugh Douglas-Smith.

Invited guests:

Carrie Megginson.

Discussion outline


  • Rowan introduced Carrie Megginson who introduced herself to the Board. Carrie will help finding new sponsors for Open Source Matters, as she has been appointed as an Agent. [Carrie left the meeting after 15 minutes].

  • Rowan shared the text for the Community Members Motion to reform the Board Members Nomination process following the model proposed at the Semi-Annual Members Meeting.

  • Invites for forum for the future will go out on Monday morning latest.


  • Brian shared the bank balances as of today.

  • Access to PayPal will be sorted out with Luca after the meeting.

  • Marquette University report out on Corporate Comms sessions.

Production Department

  • Joomla 3.10 Release Lead will be Tobias Zulauf.

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

Legal & Finance Department

  • Some adjustments are needed on the Ads Server to serve properly all the ads.

Marketing & Communications Department

  • Daniel shared the report about the Marketing Leadership Sprint in Bordeaux. A report will be shortly published on the Volunteers Portal.

  • The Board discussed some opportunities to promote 

Events Department

  • A meeting is planned to work on CMS Africa.

Operations Department

  • Hugh requested a final review of the Webmasters’ Handbooks, so the Board could approve it at the next meeting.

Programs Department

  • Volunteers Engagement Team met last Thursday.


  • All OSM’s .org domains have been renewed for 10 years as per the motion approved at the last meeting. 

  • OSM applied as organization to the “Save .ORG” initiative, as per the motion approved at the last meeting and has been listed at 

  • An invoice of Harbor Compliance is pending payment (USD 27.00). The invoice is related to “Filing Fee for Managed Annual Report Service” for the Joomla Foundation.

  • Jason Nickerson sent a formal leave of absence notice. Daniel Dubois to serve as proxy for Jason until next election cycle.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2019/112 - 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

#2019/111 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Djamel Kherbi.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.