1. Board motions taken on the email list
Motion: Open Source Matters approves the 2012 budget.
By: Paul Orwig
Seconded: Javier Gomez
Date: May 28, 2012
Result: Motion approved
Of course, it is now July 6, 2012 and OSM has had well over a full month to post the approved budget - yet consistent with OSM's past lack of action regarding transparency in financial reporting - no budget has been published.
I noted in my blog Where's The Beef OSM? that Alice Grevet had stated in the Leadership Highlights - July 2012 that the 2012 goals for the three teams CLT, PLT, and OSM were now finalized. I presumed that at least OSM's goals had been approved at the June Board meeting. There was no notation of discussion or approval of any of the goals in the minutes. Come on OSM, goals represent a strategic direction of the board and should have buy-in and approval of the board members which should be documented.
Moving on - As clearly described in my blog More Empty Promises Ryan Ozimek made numerous promises concerning his proposed changes in Trademark Policy. In fact, the timeline started in October, 2011 with multiple promises for community input once the document had been completed. In the February 21, 2012 Board Meeting, it was stated:
a. License, Trademark, and Copyright CommitteeMembers have the link to a document outlining a timeline for goals and action items. It needs to be finalized by the summit. The dates may need some adjusting.
Now, out of the blue in the June 19, 2012 Board Meeting, we find:
b. License, Trademark, and Copyright CommitteeProgress is being made on the TM website. Goals and deadlines are being set. Implementation of the helpdesk is a priority now. Matthew Philogene is helping as project manager. All TM content from the OSM website is being transferred, and a new TM form (hopefully only one) will be created.
Questions about the JoomlaDay logos with follow-up questions to the lawyers will be threaded in an email.
So, what happened to input by the community? Also, what happened to approval of these actions by the board?