By Luca Marzo on 2023-09-21 21:02 in Board of Directors

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

Date: August 24, 2023
Time: 17:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 55 minutes


Crystal Dionysopoulos (President), Nicola Galgano (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Harald Leithner (Director).


Nadja Lamisch (Treasurer), Philip Walton (Director).



Discussion outline


  • Nadja thanked everyone for the reelection.

  • Books are finished and Danielle will finish the taxes.

Operations Department

  • There have been some issues with the Joomla Forum due to many connections to the database. Rochen is already working on it.

  • Harald is going to attend the Pizza, Bugs and Fun in person in Vienna.

Vice President

  • Nicola proposed to arrange a breakout room during the Pizza, Bugs and Fun in Italian language, for non-English speaking people. 


  • [Elections] Ballots have been closed on August 23, 2023. Results published at 

  • The Board discussed the participation rate at the elections and came to the conclusion that some improvements to the Consent Expiration features of the Identity Portal might allow a higher participation. Also the Secretary will add some recommendations about the email senders (consent notice, ballots, etc.) instructing volunteers to add such addresses to their whitelist to avoid getting notifications in the spam folders. 


  • Crystal organized the first meeting with the Advisory Board which will take place on August 25, 2023. Focus is to get them oriented about their role and the project.

  • The Board discussed the attendance to WebSummit in Lisbon and determined that it would be worth attending to find new potential sponsors. The intention is to send a representative team of 2 people.

  • CMS Africa has been mostly a gathering event. Crystal had a talk about Open Source Collaboration which has been successful and attracted several questions afterwards from old contributors and new potential contributors, interested in volunteering for Joomla. A good interest has been received from the Burundi community of developers, looking to start a local community related to Joomla.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2023/038 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meeting.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Nicola Galgano
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2023/037 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Crystal Dionysopoulos.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.