By Luca Marzo on 2022-01-23 16:44 in Board of Directors

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

Date: January 13, 2022
Time: 18:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 00 minutes


Robert Deutz (President), Nicola Galgano (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Hugh Douglas-Smith (Director), Philip Walton (Director).


Radek Suski (Treasurer), Marco Dings (Director), David Opati Aswani (Director).


Luca Marzo served as proxy for Radek Suski.

Discussion outline

Legal & Finance Department

  • No major updates. Hugh is recovering from health issues.

Marketing & Communications Department

  • Joomla 4.1 Beta 3, Joomla 3.10.5 and Joomla 4.0.6 articles either out or being produced.

  • First meeting of the new “Active” Marketing Team occurred just before this meeting.

  • Philip to update the Volunteers Portal according to the recent changes within the marketing teams.

Vice President

  • Nicola brought up the GH discussion about TLD Trademark Policy.


  • [Elections] The call for manifestos for Group 2 Elections has been published on January 03, 2022 as per process and will be open until January 31. Call for Candidate Manifestos - Group 2 (2022) - Elections

  • [Quarterly Reports] Report from Board Members was due on January 02 (Group 2) and January 09 (Group 1). 

  • [Correspondence] Received a check from the Office of the State Comptroller for USD 915. The deposit process has been triggered. 

  • [Bylaws Changes] I prepared a document about the procedure of formation of the Outreach Department, following the vote of the members.


  • Robert is continuing to work on several tasks. Some delays due to the festive period.

Other Business

  • Philip involved the JED Team for the fulfillment of a sponsorship agreement.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2022/001 - 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

#2021/096 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Radek Suski.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.