Production Dept. Meeting MINUTES
- June  01, 2021

Participants: Benjamin Trenkle (Team Leader), George Wilson (Release Lead 4.0), Hannes Papenberg (Team Leader), Harald Leithner (Release Lead 3.9), Marco Dings (Department Coordinator), Christiane Maier-Stadtherr (Team Leader), Llewellyn van der Merwe (Assistant Department Coordinator), Jacob Waisner (Team Leader), Niels Braczek (Team Leader), Sigrid Gramlinger (Team Leader), Shivam Rajput (Team Leader), Philip Walton (Marketing Liaison), Robert Deutz (Team Leader), Tobias Zulauf (Release Lead 3.10)
Absent with notice: David Jardin (Team Leader)
Absent without notice: Mike Brandner (Team Leader)

Production Department Coordinator (Marco Dings)

  • Budget time: the budget for 2020/2021 budget

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

Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 17:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 2 hour 10 minutes


Justine Ayebale Abunyanga (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Radek Suski (Treasurer), Marco Dings (Director), David Opati Aswani (Director), Hugh Douglas-Smith (Director), Jaz Parkyn (Director), Wilco Alsemgeest (Director).


Brian Mitchell (President), Marianela Queme (Director).


Radek Suski served as proxy for Brian Mitchell.

Discussion outline


  • Radek shared the bank balances as of today.

Production Department


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Attendees: Anja de Crom, Sandra Decoux, Patrick Jackson, Hans van der Meer, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil

Discussion outline

  • May issue published on time: thanks to the whole team for the work done.
  • June issue planning started.
  • Review of monthly stats: budget requested for next term for running a promotion to increase the magazine's awareness.
  • Font sizes & readability: Patrick worked on the improvements suggested by Elisa in GH. They are implemented.
  • Team Leader position: the election will be running during June.
  • Pending: Author’s guide: general review needed (Links and content, including a policy of comparison with competitors and change management).

The meeting has been adjourned after 90 minutes.

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May 24, 2021 21:00 UTC
Scheduled length of time: 1 hour
Participants: Patrick Jackson, Benjamin Trenkle, Philip Walton, Laura Gordon, Shirielle Williams, Llewellyn van der Merwe
Apologies: -
Absent without notice:  Davide Messia, Chris Keen, Mark Bender, Hugh Douglas-Smith, Niels Braczek, Luca Marzo, Jaz Parkyn, Marianela Queme, Hugh Douglas-Smith, Marco Dings, David Aswani

2021/2022 Budget Proposal For VET

Voucher for Shop ($10 per member) - $1200

  • Provides all members a $10 voucher for use on to purchase J4 merch.
  • This is an item carried over from past two budgets, with a forecast increase to cover potential for extra members in case everyone was to claim. Actuals may not end up reaching budget if members don't claim their voucher.

Marketing Costs - $500

  • For use

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