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Sunday, 06 August 2017 11:30

The Good vs The Bad

It looks like the Open Source Matters Board may be making some progress in its new structure. It has been about six months since the new board was put into place and they have been meeting about twice a month and documenting (though without the detail I think should be given) and publishing those minutes on the Volunteer portal of Joomla.com which is an obscure place to find OSM minutes when OSM has their own website.

Notable is the OSM new board seems to be following in the footsteps of the previous board in that they are not publishing any financial information. The board does not seem to be taking their fiduciary responsibilities to heart as there isn't even any apparent discussion of how the expenses are coordinating with the budget  in the minutes of the board.

 

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Monday, 20 May 2013 14:38

Bad Bad OSM!

I hadn't planned on blogging again now that OSM is not overseen, can appoint its own board members and, in my opinion, is likely to go further downhill. But, as I have been pointing out all along, OSM's failure to be transparent is likely to result in some cover-ups that the community won't be aware of until it is too late to salvage the brand of Joomla. The failure to post monthly financial reports is one example of where things can go wrong quickly without, at least some public oversight. To my knowledge, the Audit Committee has never performed an audit so that only leaves the public to keep some eye on what is happening.  For example, it is 5 months into the year and we have only seen the January financial reports. How much longer till we see another? Who knows?

Update May 22, 2013

Looks like Thomas Hampton was stimulated to publish a few of the financial reports in the last few days since this blog was published. He managed a P&L statement but he only did it for the Month of April, 2013. He also managed a YTD Balance Sheet up to the end of April, 2013. Don't know why OSM doesn't feel the need to be more transparent by publishing not only current montthly period reports but also YTD reports and, oh, by the way, a YTD Budget versus Actual would be a useful report to see each month.

This blog will be short and sweet as I don't really want to go into another long haranguing blog spurt with this group again. But it is only appropriate that I let the community know what I discovered today. For some time I have been eying the New York Charities Bureau site wondering why they didn't post the 2011 CHAR500 and the 990 that OSM had obviously completed. After all they had a copy of the 2011 report posted on the OSM website. So, I figured they must be behind and waited and waited and checked and checked. Nothing. So, on May 12, 2013, I sent this email to the Charities Bureau not really expecting an answer:

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