By Luca Marzo on 2017-07-23 08:50 in Board of Directors

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

Date: July 20, 2017

Time: 17:00 UTC

Total time of meeting: 1 hour 20 minutes


Robert Jacobi (President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Mike Demopoulos (Treasurer), Rowan Hoskyns-Abrahall (Director), Peter Martin (Director), Radek Suski (Director), Søren Beck Jensen (Director), Yves Hoppe (Director).


Aleksander Kuczek (Vice President), Michael Babker (Director).

Discussion outline

Production Department Report

UX Team has a new Team Leader.

Joomla! 3.7.4 to be released on July 25, 2017.

Joomla! 3.8 feature freeze July 28

Legal & Finance Department

Søren and Rowan talked about new sponsorship opportunities that are currently under development. The Board discussed about the opportunity to sponsor Development Sprints. Two new campaigns to be launched soon.

Trademark Team needs to be rebuilt, team leader stepped down. Luca to create new roles within Trademark Team in the Volunteers Portal in order to open a call for volunteers to recruit new members.

A Request for Proposal will go out on the Open Source Matters, Inc. website on Monday.

Some ads to go out with the newsletters.

Marketing & Communication Department

Radek reminded the Github Marketing Repo as official contact point of the team.

Radek shared Department meeting minutes.

Lawyers will be contacted to clarify the situation about the use of the bang in the project name.

Events Department

Rowan to work with Italian Outreach team over next few days to push pick up from the Italian community.

Events Team met today and is working on the event approval workflow.

JUG Team is running well. A new member is now fully trained and helping with tickets. Team to start the pass the parcel with the French community as Simon Grange is working on an initiative to get the French JUG’s working together and this dovetails well with the initiative.

Rowan asked also the Department Coordinators to decide whether to organize sprints at JWC in order to do the needed arrangements.

Operations Department

JED faced long downtimes few days ago. JED Team is looking for a monitoring service.

Forum had some login issues because of mod_security. The hosting fixed the issue.

Template Directory Team has new members.

Volunteers Portal Team planned several features useful to the Recognition Program.

The Showcase Directory Team has planned some enhancements for the directory. The “Who is using Joomla” module has been put on hold. If the board wants to speed up the development for that module, we could try to find a volunteer to develop it

Programs Department

Volunteers Engagement Team is looking for new members / leader Team is working on a strategic plan. On August there will be the kickoff meeting regarding the Engagement Platform.

JET will be launched 3rd of August inline with visa timings.

The Board discussed about the issue of the Certification Program occurred during last session in London, Yves to work closely with the Certification Team in order to get the program on track again. Luca will help with that.


Luca shared the blog post about the Call for Election (Group 1) that will be published soon and the Joomla! Election Cycle document that will be published as reference on the Open Source Matters, Inc. website.


Mike talked about the issue with PayPal, lot of paperwork done.

Mike worked with the accountant about taxes.

An email feedback will be added to the request form.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2017/050 - The Secretary proposed to adjourn the meeting.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Yves Hoppe.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.