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

Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 17:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 10 minutes


Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall (President), Daniel Dubois (Vice President), Luca Marzo (Secretary), Brian Mitchell (Treasurer), Djamel Kherbi (Director), Harald Leithner (Director) , Jaz Parkyn (Director), Eric Lamy (Director).


Hugh Douglas-Smith (Director),  Jason Nickerson (Director).


Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall for Hugh Douglas-Smith.

Discussion outline

Vice President

  • Daniel shared a presentation related to his projects and vision as Vice President. Daniel brought the attention on the strategy for Joomla,


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Last weekend, from October 11th to the 13th, the Joomla Automated Testing Team met in Essen in the Unperfekthaus. The Automated Testing Team is managing the continous integration setup of the Joomla project, which runs checks for each and every code change that Joomla accepts. These checks consist of checks for codestyle and a security check, as well as running a suite of automated tests to check that everything still works as expected. With the upcoming Pizza, Bugs and Fun, we had to especially concentrate on fixing issues we had with unstable tests.
At the sprint we were five team members (David Jardin, Hannes Papenberg, Jelle Kok, Puneet Kala and Robert Deutz) and this is what we achieved in those three days:

att sprint 2019

Updates & Performance

As a first step, we updated our Drone CI system to the current 1.6.0 version and in a rather large update, switched over our RIPS setup (a


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Joomla 4 Alpha 12 has been released this week, and the first Joomla 4 Beta version is due to November. Tomorrow, October 19th, 2019 09:00 am, the Joomla community has the global event to complete the next releases, Pizza, Bugs & Fun - Worldwide. On top of this intense volunteer activity, we have the new Atum backend template for Joomla 4 Alpha 12.

The Atum backend template is an alternative unofficial template developed by JoomShaper team. The effort has been lead by Kawshar Ahmed. The template is going to be proposed to the Joomla official repository soon. To join the conversation, please, check this link:

Bright, colorful and clean: Atum backend template for Joomla 4 Alpha 12

The template shows us what Joomla 4 could be, a powerful modern CMS. It offers a bright, colorful, and clean user interface. As a first version of what could be, it looks like a solid contender to be the user-choice for the backend template.

If I were part of the team, I would go one step further, with the house-keeping tasks, and start axing features that bloat the interface.

Overall, great work and a clear demonstration of what Joomla 4 could bring us in the future. Happy coding!

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JRD Status: 

  • September 18 - October 15, 2019
  • One new approval. Approvals total: 456


  • Last meeting was at Joomla Day Texas with Brian, Richard and Karen. Discussed high level Joomla development. 
  • Welcomed new team member, Zehn (John) Baskerville of Colorado Springs Colorado. 
  • Going to use Zoom for future meetings. 
  • Covered StoryBrand framework message development on the problem (external, internal and philosophical), and guide empathy and authority

On the call:

  1. Brian
  2. Karen
  3. Richard
  4. Zehn
  5. Deb

Upcoming meetings:

  • October 29, 2019
  • November 12,

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