By Luca Marzo on 2023-03-05 17:03 in Board of Directors

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

Date: February 09, 2023
Time: 18:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 10 minutes


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


Philip Walton (Director).



Discussion outline


  • Nadja is working to complete payments to Harbor Compliance due to some missing data.

  • Nadja is going to visit the bank branch in New York at the end of February.

  • Nadja is working on outstanding payments and PayPal.

Production Department

  • Joomla 4.2.7 releases, one minor issue with PHP 7.2, but thanks to the Post-Release-Process, no additional release.

  • Joomla 4.3.0 Beta 1 successfully released - Feature Freeze now.

Outreach Department

  • Holopin documents sent to the President and Secretary to proceed with the signing stage.

  • New way of posting using just Hootsuite is taking shape and a regular Friday afternoon.

  • Meeting to plan the next weeks’ posts should see an increase in posts over time.

  • Joomla 4.3 Beta 1 release documentation went well and a new way of sending the SM was used.

Operations Department

  • The Board discussed a proposal to extend the security support of Joomla 3.x through a third-party vendor. Luca will work on the RFP process for the Board review and decision.

  • Harald is working on the internal documentation.

Vice President

  • Nicola attended Google Summer of Code and Google Summer of Docs streams at FOSDEM. He met several Joomlers and other people from Open Source projects.


  • Elections: 

    • No candidates for Production DC, the call for manifestos has been extended. 

    • Secretary election - using the fast method - is in progress. 

    • President election recommendations will be published today.


  • The Board discussed and agreed on the next steps for the outstanding legal case.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2023/005 - 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

#2022/004 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Robert Deutz.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.