By Luca Marzo on 2020-01-26 18:37 in Board of Directors

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

Date: January 17, 2020
Time: 13:30 UTC (14.30 Local Time)
Venue: Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar - Marbella - Spain
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 30 minutes


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


Jason Nickerson (Director) on leave.
Djamel Kherbi (Director).


Daniel Dubois served as long-term proxy for Jason Nickerson.
Luca Marzo served as proxy for Djamel Kherbi.

Discussion outline


  • Brian shared his feedback about the activity of workgroups this morning in the breakout rooms.

Production Department

  • Harald joined the “Technology” workgroup session this morning.

  • Harald requested a clarification about the alcohol payments at the event. Dinner and drinks at the event have been paid by sponsors.

  • Harald requested a climate compensation to reduce carbon footprint of all the flights done for the events. The Board decided to identify a plan to act and reduce the carbon footprint. The plan will be approved at a later board meeting.

Marketing & Communications Department

  • Eric attended the Marketing Sprint.

Board meeting has been suspended at 15.10 in order to allow members to attend Breakout Post-Mortem. Meeting is adjourned at 18.45.

Operations Department

  • Hugh reported on the Professionalism stream for which he had been co-facilitator

  • Jaz and Hugh met Heather Burns to receive advice about the Code of Conduct breaches.

  • The Board discussed some rules to be added to the nomination policy.

Programs Department

  • Jaz had the chance to discuss with team leaders of the teams under the Programs Department.

Vice President

  • English version of the article about the Project for Africa is ready to be proofread.


  • Luca presented his vision of the Joomla Community Magazine.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2020/005 - 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

#2020/004 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Eric Lamy.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.