By Luca Marzo on 2018-07-05 08:14 in Board of Directors

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

Date: June 28, 2018
Time: 18:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 50 minutes


Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall (President), Alexander Metzler (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Mike Demopoulos (Treasurer), Carlos Cámara Mora (Director), George Wilson (Director), Søren Beck Jensen (Director).


Hugh Douglas-Smith (Director), Sandra Decoux (Director), Yves Hoppe (Director).


Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall served as proxy for Hugh Douglas-Smith.
Luca Marzo served as proxy for Sandra Decoux.

Discussion outline


  • Rowan shared the progress on Work Packages after the meeting in London with Marco Dings, George Wilson and Noreen Cesareo. Marco proposed to put together an informal mixed skills working group to help roadmapping the upcoming Joomla 4 release with input from Production, Marketing, extensions developers, template clubs and site builders.

  • Rowan reminded Board members to define 3 goals and pain points from each Department for this year.


  • Upcoming renewal for Officer Insurance.

  • Fiscal year will end on June 30, 2018.

  • Mike shared updates about financial status of the organization.

  • Mike invited the Board members to submit any questions before the End of FIscal Year.

Production Department

  • Joomla 4 work on “work packages” and creating manageable pieces of work is ongoing.

  • Joomla 3.8.9 and 3.8.10 have been released. Human and Automated Testing to be improved especially for security releases. Looking into how Appveyor got lost in budget.  Was never refused, just failed to make it into the requests somehow by accident. Paid license will be arranged in due course.

  • Google Summer of Code is progressing well.

Legal & Finance Department

  • Hosting sponsor page is under development.

  • Domain name sponsorship opportunities is reaching final phase.

Events Department

  • The Board discussed about the way OSM supports JoomlaDays.

Vice President

  • Alexander is collecting statements and vision from several volunteers.


  • Trademark Renewal Confirmation received from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) related to work mark and brand mark.

Motions taken during this meeting

#2018/052 - 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

#2018/050 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by George Wilson.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

#2018/051 - Pay T-Shirt printing for Joomla booth team reimbursement (Total $ 554.40) as specified in the OSM channel, even if requested after the allowed term. (Events Dept.)
Proposed by Mike Demopoulos, seconded by Luca Marzo.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.