By Luca Marzo on 2022-10-01 14:33 in Board of Directors

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

Date: September 08, 2022
Time: 17:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 35 minutes


Robert Deutz (President), Nicola Galgano (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Benjamin Trenkle (Director), Philip Walton (Director).


Radek Suski (Treasurer), Harald Leithner (Director).



Invited guests:

Nadja Lamisch (Elected Treasurer).

Discussion outline

Production Department

  • Joomla! 4.2.2 successfully released.

  • Several motions regarding the b/c and handling of Joomla 5 passed.

  • Statement published: Joomla! 5 - Panta Rhei (The follow up).

  • Changes (especially regarding testing) for future releases are in progress to minimize the chance of broken updates.

  • A new JXT (Joomla Experience Team) is in formation.

Outreach Department

  • Joomla 4.2.2 publicity sent out.

  • Joomla 5 article has brought in some interest and document buddies.

  • Start of JWC. Location Netherlands/Germany Time End of October 2023.

  • Joomla 4.2 colors selected Accessibility checking them.

Vice President

  • Upon request of Nicola, the Board discussed the need for additional communication related to the issues that occurred with the release of Joomla 4.2.1.


  • [Elections] Group 1 Elections have been completed. Final results published on the Community Portal:  Congratulations to all those elected.

  • [Bookkeeper] Karen requested to check several transactions to complete the work on the books. The list of transactions is available in this meeting folder for your review and input.

  • [Grants] Our account received the AWS Open Source grant that Luca requested and has now enough credit to cover the expenses for 1 year (30K).

  • [Other] Luca has been offered the support of an assistant from Philip. Samantha Hollands will serve as Assistant to Secretary from now on. She will support Luca in daily operations and administrative tasks.


  • Robert planned a meeting with the legal counsel to work on open cases.

  • Robert suggested reaching out to Glip to contact them to thank them for their collaboration so far, prior to moving to Mattermost.

  • Robert updated the Partners page.

  • Sponsor payment has been processed. 

  • Robert to have a meeting with Cloudaccess about the ongoing partnership.

  • Robert suggested working on an internal documentation for the Board: procedures, processes, deadlines.

Other business

  • The Board discussed the opportunity to reintroduce acknowledgement for the contributors of the releases.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2022/066 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meeting.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Robert Deutz.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2022/065 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Radek Suski.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.