By Luca Marzo on 2018-07-12 13:51 in Board of Directors

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

Date: July 05, 2018
Time: 18:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 15 minutes


Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall (President), Alexander Metzler (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), George Wilson (Director), Yves Hoppe (Director), Søren Beck Jensen (Director), Sandra Decoux (Director), Hugh Douglas Smith (Director).


Mike Demopoulos (Treasurer), Carlos Cámara Mora (Director).

Discussion outline

Legal & Finance Department

  • Open Source Matters received the first report about the new Launch Joomla free hosting service. Rowan working with Cloud Access to get fully functional daily reporting system up and running so that we can see the effects of social campaigns and articles surrounding the service and look to improve uptake between us.

Marketing & Communication Department

  • Sandra is working on the 3.9 release materials.

  • Teams are operating as expected.

Events Department

  • Events Team revised the financial support granted to JoomlaDays according to the new budget.

  • Events Team is looking for new members.

Operations Department

  • Hugh is documenting Business as Usual strategy across departmental teams.

  • Forum Team aims to apply a major update to the Forum software, a short outage is expected and will be planned to reduce issues.

Vice President

  • Alexander to meet Olivier Dobberkau, the President of TYPO3 Association.

  • Alexander to have a meeting with Drupal Community in Germany.


  • In reaction to recent, yet already resolved, Code of Conduct issues.   Luca proposed a Policy to deal with Code of Conduct Breaches. The Board discussed about ranges and timeframes of the sanctions. This draft is under Board review. A motion to eventually adopt such policy will be actioned at the next meeting.

  • There is already a Code of Conduct report form found here:

Motions taken during this meeting

The motion has been canceled with motion #2018/58.

#2018/056 - The Secretary proposes to adjourn the meeting
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

Motions taken offline before this meeting

#2018/053 - Approve and publish the Board Meeting Minutes.
Proposed by Luca Marzo, seconded by George Wilson.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.

#2018/054 - Due to lack of members in Conflict Resolution Team at this time, board to handle CoC form Submission.
Proposed by Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall seconded by Luca Marzo.
The motion passed with unanimous consent.