By Luca Marzo on 2017-08-06 08:30 in Board of Directors

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

Date: August 03, 2017

Time: 17:00 UTC

Total time of meeting: 36 minutes


Robert Jacobi (President), Aleksander Kuczek (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Mike Demopoulos (Treasurer), Rowan Hoskyns-Abrahall (Director), Michael Babker (Director), Radek Suski (Director), Yves Hoppe (Director).


Peter Martin (Director), Søren Beck Jensen (Director).

Discussion outline

Production Department Report

Joomla! 3.8 Beta to be published on August 08.

The department leadership will meet next week.

A server security issue on has been fixed.

Legal & Finance Department

Trademark Team opened a call for volunteers and published a plan about the new internal structure.

Current users have been properly trained to process tickets and are working on the ticket queue. The website has some permissions issues, Rowan is investigating on it.

Marketing & Communication Department

Radek shared the reports of the Marketing leadership group.

Events Department

There have been changes in the JWC Team. Jenn Gress joined as native speaker liaison. Speakers to be announced shortly.

Operations Department

Joomla! Template Directory Team onboarded several new members.

Programs Department

Viktor Vogel has been elected team leader of the Volunteers Engagement Team. The team has had the first meeting.

The team will start working on the engagement platform/service next week after a kickoff meeting with the vendor.

JET will start next week.

Vice President

Aleksander shared some progress about the work surrounding our contributor agreements. Additional call will be arranged to discuss a way to improve the Joomla! Contributors Agreement signature.


Luca shared some insights about the nomination process. 20 nominations received, 12 nominees overall. Events Department Coordinator, Programs Department Coordinator and Treasurer roles have only 1 nominee, a “confirmation ballot” will be issued.

Election ballots will be issued on August 5th.


Mike is working  to restore the operation of the OSM accounts.

Mike attended an accountancy course this week to help him be more independent from the bookkeepers and reduce service fees.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2017/052 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meeting
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Yves Hoppe.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.