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Thursday, 29 March 2012 13:14

The Transparency Conundrum.

I just don't get it!

Board members at OSM haven't done the following in the last several years:

  • have a strong track-record of successfully collaborating with, enabling others and earning the respect of the Joomla! community.
  • have proven themselves a person of high character, with a history of acting honestly, fairly and openly when in leadership roles.

Yet, if you read the latest posting by Alice Grevet, OSM is seeking 3 new board members who include the above traits in their repertoire.

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I join you in that hope!

Sometime yesterday or today, the minutes for the January 24, 2012 OSM board meeting were posted. I noted several areas of concern with these minutes. In the past, it was clearly noted who had transcribed the minutes. While not required, it is a good idea particularly if some legality issue should arise that the minutes failed to document. Authorities could seek out the minute taker for clarification. Certainly a minor issue but one the Secretary of the board should consider for the future.

The bigger area of concern is one I have mentioned before. How do the board members of OSM ensure that decisions made are decisions of the board and not decisions of individuals on the board? Well, it is really quite simple and all boards practice it. It is even embedded within OSM's bylaws (emphasis mine):

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Monday, 05 March 2012 10:15

New Regime - Same Old Tricks

In the March, 2012 Joomla Community Magazine interview with Paul Orwig, former Treasurer of OSM and now President of OSM, said the following:

Support leadership structure changes to improve collaboration and productivity, establish a collaborative process with all leadership teams to set major project-wide goals, and improve OSM’s openness and transparency.

  Paul Orwig

 Emphasis shown is mine. Note that this is the same person who has stonewalled the Joomla! community for the last two years by failing to consistently provide "transparent" financial reports for community review as promised by the board, recommitted to on their J!People page, and required in their own bylaws.

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