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.
OSM self-proclaims “transparent” communications, however investigation reveals that the claims are obvious smokescreens to deflect the actual lack of openness and honesty. Just read through the various blogs here if you haven't as of yet. The conclusion will be apparent rather quickly.
So what transparancy have I noted in the last month from OSM?
And, no, it is not the vote by OSM (and poorly worded by Jacques Rentzke the supposed "vote" by the Leadership Team and the Community Leadership Team) to be affiliates of OSI. The last two are not entitled to vote, only OSM can vote itself as seeking such affiliation. Perhaps it would have been better if he indicated that the LT and CLT were in agreement with the vote.
Back from the 75-85° weather in Costa Rica, Panama, Antilles, Bahamas, Aruba, and Cura?ao to face the 6 to 12" of snow that fell just a few days ago. Yccch! Nice and relaxing cruise though. And, what do I find? Why, absolutely nothing at all. Nothing has changed at the OSM camp.
- No meeting minutes since November 15, 2011. Ought to have at least December's minutes and, I would argue, January, 2012 as well. Update: Somebody is reading something. December minutes were published today 2/8/2012.
- No financial reports since October, 2011. How about November and December. Or, for that matter, January?
- No 1120 Federal income tax report since 2009. Come on, let's see 2010 at least.
So, OSM's method of avoidance is silence. See the comment from Peter on the previous blog. Come on OSM, don't you think we recognize what you have been doing or to put it another way - not doing?
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.