By Luca Marzo on 2018-02-06 17:54 in Board of Directors

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

Date: February 01, 2018

Time: 18:00 UTC

Total time of meeting: 1 hour 10 minutes


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

Invited guests:

Brian Teeman, Kenneth Crowder


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

Discussion outline

Joomla! Contributors Agreement

  • Brian Teeman and Kenneth Crowder joined the Board of Open Source Matters, Inc. to discuss the Joomla! Contributors Agreement.

  • Code contributions are submitted under GPL (General Public License) version 2 so it is not needed to sign a Code Contributor Agreement.

  • Brian and Ken left the meeting at the end of JCA discussion.


  • NamesCon last year was worth attending because of the meeting with potential sponsors. Joe Sonne will represent Joomla there.

  • Joomla will not attend Google CMS Summit this year due to other already confirmed commitments.


  • Next week there will be a 3 day Financial Summit to resolve questions/submissions, plan  tax for 2018, start the 2019 Budget Process, Audit Full Fiscal Year, Automate Departments Coordinators line item reports  on a monthly rolling basis.

  • Updated Reports will be presented at next Board Meeting.

  • Mike invited Board Members to start thinking about their 2018-19 budgets now and to reach out to their teams for input.

Production Department Report

  • Joomla 3.8.4 was released on January 30, 2018.

Legal & Finance Department

  • The Board discussed the issue with SiteLock blocking traffic to properties. Michael is dealing with the Technical Department of SiteLock to put in place a proper setup.

  • Rowan shared some insights about the performance and possible improvements of advertising platforms used across the properties.

Events Department

  • Rowan has checked the budget lines of Events Department last days and will be submitting a report ahead of the financial summit to help clarify line items

  • Logistics for the Joomla delegation to CMS Africa are underway.

Programs Department

  • Certification Team will be in Essen this weekend to work on the Joomla 4 Developer Exam and Translation Management System for the exams.


  • Luca recovered access to Adobe EchoSign master account and stored it into the Vault.

  • Retrieved active partnership agreements and shared with the Partnership Success Team to start “managing” them.

Other Business

  • Rowan left the meeting. The Board discussed the Joomla! Shop RFP due to COI. Capital Team will submit to the Board a document in which will be highlighted pros and cons of each of the received proposals.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2018/011 - Approve the OSM Board Policy regarding Organization tools
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Rowan Hoskyns-Abrahall
The motion passed with unanimous consent

#2018/012 - Approve the JUG Agreements for the Certification Program
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Yves Hoppe
The motion passed with majority consent. Søren abstained.

#2018/013 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meeting
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Søren Beck Jensen.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2018/010 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Robert Jacobi
The motion passed with unanimous consent.