By Luca Marzo on 2024-04-04 18:33 in Board of Directors

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

Date: April 04, 2024
Time: 18:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 10 minutes


Crystal Dionysopoulos (President), Philip Walton (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Nadja Lamisch (Treasurer), Carlos Camara (Director).


Sigrid Gramlinger (Director), Louise Hawkins (Director).


Phil Walton served as proxy for Sigrid Gramlinger.

Discussion outline


  • eLTS revenue share income for March totalized USD 1498,24.

  • Nadja forwarded an email about the sunsetting of Google Universal Analytics to Luca and Louise. 

Production Department

  • Successful 4.4.4 RC1 and 5.1.0 RC1 releases - everybody needs now to test their extensions and copies of live installations! 5.1.0 will be released on Apr 16, 2024.

  • Allon Moritz is new team lead for Automated Testing Team. Hannes Papenberg was confirmed as team lead for Bug Squad.

  • GAAD Pledge - “Global Accessibility Awareness Day” - Benjamin, Christiane and Sigrid had a chat with Joe from GAAD foundation. The pledge means a year of working on our intention to improve accessibility not just for our product but also for the organization and our properties (i.e. websites). 

Outreach Department

  • No major updates.

Operations Department

  • Meetings with Mark about JED and trying to see a demo of JED4 status.

  • Handling individual meetings and chats with Team leaders.

  • Working on the Right to be forgotten process.

Vice President

  • Details of the Joomla 5.1 release events shared


  • Luca had some days of stop. Still catching up with some tasks. Website and reports will be up to date in a couple of days.

  • [Governance] Thinking about appointing an Assistant to the Secretary to start preparing the succession and ensuring recurring tasks are fulfilled in a timely manner.

  • [Onboarding] Luca will complete Carlos onboarding during the weekend. 

  • [Processes] The meeting minutes approval process is unnecessarily long and makes minutes available only after one week from the meeting - plus the time of publishing them, which in several cases is delayed. A motion has been proposed to change the approval process, making minutes immediately executable and published right after the meeting. 


  • JoomlaDay USA - Crystal forwarded a request for Board Members to virtually attend the lunches during the event. Phil will attend one day.

  • [Open Website Alliance] Drupal will cover the presidency for the first 6 months. Joomla will follow. Crystal invited other Board members to participate in OWA meetings that happen on a monthly basis.

Carlos Camara left the meeting at 18.00 UTC.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2024/017 - Make the GAAD pledge 2024 for Joomla and OSM.
Proposed by Sigrid Gramlinger, seconded by Nadja Lamisch.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

#2024/018 - Change the Meeting minutes approval process, reviewing the meeting minutes prior to adjourn the meeting and make them immediately executable.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Carlos Camara
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

#2024/019 - Approve the Meeting Minutes and adjourn the meeting.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Phil Walton 
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2024/016 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Crystal Dionysopoulos.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.