By Luca Marzo on 2023-09-21 21:01 in Board of Directors

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

Date: August 10, 2023
Time: 17:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 50 minutes


Nicola Galgano (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Nadja Lamisch (Treasurer), Philip Walton (Director).


Crystal Dionysopoulos (President), Harald Leithner (Director)



Discussion outline


  • Nadja had a meeting with Karen, the bookkeeper, who is working to finish the books for the past Fiscal Year. 

  • Online banking of Citibank had some troubles in the past days, so Nadja couldn’t provide the latest details to the bookkeeper.

Outreach Department

  • Work on Joomla 5 challenge templates underway with a meeting of all the stakeholders.

  • Magazine brought forward to mark 18th Birthday.

Vice President

  • Nicola suggested involving the newly formed Advisory Board in the management of the CoC proceedings. Philip suggested to onboard them first, then involve them to provide advice.


  • Group 1 Election cycle in progress. Every open role has at least one candidate.


  • Crystal proposed to arrange the first meeting to welcome the newly formed Advisory Board. A doodle will be launched to find a suitable time for all the participants.

  • All the Advisory Board members have been onboarded in a dedicated channel in Mattermost.

  • The Board discussed the motion #2020/136 in light of the recent activities related to the Cyber Resilience Act. The Board decided to take a position in relation to the Cyber Resilience Act due to the fact it would put Open Source projects at risk.

  • The Board supports the attendance of the WebSummit in Lisbon.

Other business

  • On August 26, 2023 a global Pizza Bugs and Fun event will be held.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2023/036 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meeting.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Philip Walton.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2023/035 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Crystal Dionysopoulos.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.