By Luca Marzo on 2021-01-23 13:58 in Board of Directors

Open Source Matters, Inc.
Special Members Meeting

Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 18:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 30 minutes


Brian Mitchell (President), Justine Aybeale Abunyanga (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Radek Suski (Treasurer), Jaz Parkyn (Director), Marco Dings (Director), Hugh Douglas-Smith (Director), David Opati Aswani (Director), Wilco Alsemgeest (Director), Marianela Queme (Director), Llewellyn van der Merwe, Richard Fath, Philip Walton, Shivam Rajput, Anja de Crom, Chris Keen, Niels Braczek, Sigrid Gramlinger, Jennifer Gress, Harald Leithner, Viviana Menzel, Laura Gordon, Davide Messia, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Stefan Wendhousen, Hans van der Meer.

Discussion outline

This Special Members Meeting has been called with the purpose to amend the Bylaws of the Corporation pursuant to Article XI of the Bylaws.
Proposed changes will be subject to the approval of the Members of the Corporation. The approval motion will be submitted to the Members after this Special Meeting.


Speaker: Luca Marzo (Secretary)

  • Luca welcomed all the participants and shared the instructions to properly attend the meeting.

Proposed changes to the Bylaws

Speaker: Luca Marzo (Secretary), Jennifer Gress (former Ombudsman)

  • Luca and Jennifer presented the proposed changes to the Bylaws, commenting on the rationale behind each of the updates and addressing concerns and questions raised by the members.

Questions & Comments

  • Niels expressed concerns on the usage of the term “Ombuds” instead of Ombudsman.

The meeting has been adjourned at 18.30 UTC.