By Luca Marzo on 2023-03-05 16:59 in Board of Directors

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

Date: January 12, 2023
Time: 18:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 20 minutes


Robert Deutz (President), Nicola Galgano (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Nadja Lamisch (Treasurer), Benjamin Trenkle (Director), Philip Walton (Director), Harald Leithner (Director).





Discussion outline


  • Travel to NY at the end of January / start of February to complete the onboarding process with the bank.

  • Nadja paid all the outstanding invoices of the lawyers.

Production Department

  • Mike from the Documentation Team stepped down as Team Lead, in search of a replacement.

  • Post-Release-process to easen up decisions on broken releases nearly done in CMS Release.

  • Joomla 4.3 is slowly coming to feature freeze status.

  • The recruiting phase for Joomla 4.4 Release Leaders is in progress.

  • Google Summer of Code preparation started, currently in project definition phase

Outreach Department

  • Both Joomla 4.2 and 4.3 releases had marketing material.

  • Several members of the Social Media team are stepping down as new members take their place and we restructure some of the ways the posts are done using more of Hootsuite's features.

  • Magazine did a well received December edition and January is under way.

  • Questions from JDay NY about funding.

  • Would be good to go through the process of reimbursement with Nadja to help move the banner from one part of America to another.

  • Holopin agreement.

Operations Department

  • Team Restructuring completed.

  • Two new Members joined: Florian Bauer and Elias Foltyn handling the Service Provider Directory.

Vice President



  • Attended the funeral for Marco Dings, brought some flowers to the ceremony.

  • Worked on getting information together for a legal case to make the lawyers' work easier.

  • Worked together with the magazin team to unpublish an article and have been in contact with the author of the article.

  • We need to update the TOS of the Joomla Extensions Directory. We might think about adding under “General Rules” that we don’t list extensions from companies that have shown publicly that they don’t support our core values.

  • Trademark Policy for domain names should be updated in the TM website, to reflect the OSM approved one.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2023/001 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meeting.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Benjamin Trenkle.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2022/080 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Robert Deutz.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.