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

Date: October 22, 2020
Time: 17:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1 hour 35 minutes


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





Invited guests:

Wilco Alsemgeest (Assistant to the Operations Department Coordinator).

Discussion outline


  • Radek shared the Bank Balances as of today.


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#2020/OPS/004 - Allow exception for the Volunteers Portal team to provide quarterly reports instead of each month due to the specific nature of the team.  
Proposed by Radek Suski, seconded by Jaz Parkyn
Motion passed unanimously.
Department Coordinator:
The leaving DC (Radek Suski) addressed the team and handed the DC work over to the new DC (Wilco Alsemgeest).
We all thank Radek for his time and efforts as Operations DC and wish him good luck in the new role as Treasurer.

Community Magazine team:

Extensions Directory


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This meeting of the Joomla! Privacy Compliance Team has been held on Glip on October 28, 2020 at 16:30 CET. 


In attendance: 

  • Donata Kalnenaite
  • Sandra Decoux
  • Roland Dalmulder
  • Luca Marzo
  • Sander Potjer

Discussion outline: 

  • Donata and Luca have been working on the "what privacy laws apply to us" analysis and asked the team members for assistance. 
  • Roland has moved the server to PHP 7.4 and reported that everything is running fine. He also began working on the consent all button and plans to finish that task this coming weekend. He also discussed the requirement of showing data on the JVP with Sander. He will be testing the website on the new MySQL version so the server can be upgraded. 
  • Luca is working on a new set of bylaws that will be more clear regarding removing team members after they fail to renew their

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The meeting started at 13:30 (UTC)

In attendance: Luca Marzo, Anja de Crom, Hans van der Meer, Sandra Decoux, Wilco Alsemgeest.
Apologies: Andrea Gentil, Patrick Jackson

Meeting notes

  • October issue published on time: thanks to the whole team for the work done

  • The Team reviewed the status of the Release Plan for the November Issue of the JCM. 

  • Anja proposed to reinstate the article series: “Getting extensions ready for Joomla 4” and “Joomla turns 15”.

  • Andrea prepared a Google Data Studio with analytics data and other success metrics of the JCM.

  • ...

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  • Stats September: 28 sites submitted -> 14 approved + 12 rejected + 2 corrections requested, 2 contact requests (answered)
  • PHP upgrade to 7.3
  • Htaccess changed
  • Ads callback changed
  • Working on implementation of the new rule to accept only httpS site
  • Following New Cookie banner implementation (to respect GDPR) (started 1 year ago)
  • Enable 2 factor authentification for registered users -> planned
  • Following SSO topic
  • About the tool which required Docker, we're working on the extraction of the app from the container. 

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