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Not Feeling the Love, OSM.

17 Jan 2012
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What we have here is a failure to communicate. Actually, I am communicating just fine. You, on the other hand, apparently have nothing to say. So what is it? Have my posts lately been too serious? Depressing? Boring? I just don't know how to please you people. I don't want to make you feel bad, but my stress is directly related to you never making changes even when it is pointed out to you. It's all your fault.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to take some time off from this blogging thing and let you decide if you miss me and want me back. I'm outta here unless I hear from at least 50 25 10 5  1 of you, begging me to stay just commenting.

It's the messy job of nurturing relationships -- caring, consistency, collaboration, and communication – that separates the good organizations from the bad. Right now OSM suffers from the following eight failures:

  1. Not Responsive to Joomla! Community Input
  2. Don't Solve Problems that are pointed out
  3. Inflexible - All too quick to point out the fine print
  4. Too Many Unexpecteds - Inconsistent and Unreliable
  5. Little Expertise and Influence on the OSM Board and in the Leadership Team
  6. Always Trying to Sell Something New to the Joomla! Community
  7. Don't Make The Joomla Community Feel Special
  8. Try to Be All Things to All People - Ignored core competencies, culture and service to the Joomla! Community

So, I kind of left at least some of you hanging about me stopping blogging on Joomla! issues. Probably not! But, I would like to hear from you on how I am doing and why you think OSM and the Joomla! Leadership Team are not acting on any of the many issues that have been clearly pointed out to them. Meanwhile, I will take a break until about the second week of February while I cruise to Panama. Enjoy the quiet OSM!

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David Huelsmann

Dave Huelsmann was Treasurer of Open Source Matters, Inc. from 2008 to July, 2010 and Joomla Forum Global Moderator from 2005 to November, 2010. Now retired, he was a senior healthcare executive who managed large and diverse clinical laboratory, radiology, electroencephalography, and centralized patient transport operations/departments in both not-for-profit and for-profit companies throughout the United States.

Dave was a Navy Corpsman who served in Vietnam while attached to Seabee battalionmcb71
MCB-71.

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