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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 12:59

Joomla Proceeding With Restructuring!

If you haven't kept up with the changes that are already implemented for the new Joomla! organization, this may come as a surprise. Will it affect the project positively? Those that decided to implement this change think so obviously. However not everyone is sure about the impact. First off, you need to review the new bylaws that were quietly enacted on October 20, 2016. Second, you need to visualize the new organizational structure.

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Sunday, 06 November 2016 15:01

Restructuring Teaser

After complete silence it appears there has been some communication about nearing the goal for restructuring.

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So here we are once again. Once again we are promised that the new organizational structure will fix all that is wrong with the Joomla! project. So, what is wrong? Apparently there are some communication and documentation issues between teams. Oh, Okay so what has OSM strong-armed the various teams to agree on? Well, it looks like software development teams will take a back seat to the non-technical people who will likely inhabit the board seats of OSM who will then "guide" the community on to bigger and better things. Wait, what? People like me who don't do software development will tell the developers what to do? Yup! Sounds just like big business doesn't it? Yup! Is that good? Nope!

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Sunday, 17 March 2013 14:17

Caution! New OSM Order Ahead!

I spent several weeks in the Caribbean towards the end of February and the beginning of March.  Temperatures were in the 80's and I missed several snowfalls at home. While at in Philipsburg, St. Maarten we had a great opportunity to crew a 12 meter racing yacht and re-create the America's Cup regatta. Dennis Conner's America's Cup winning Stars & Stripes, Canada II and True North compete in this regatta.  "Crew members" (about 11 of us and three regular crew) grind a winch… trim a sail… or punch a stop watch for the approximately three hours that the race takes. If you have never been sailing in a 12 meter racing yacht, this is definitely one of the BEST experiences ever. It is also a great life experience about cooperation and communication in business and life in general. You can't decide suddenly not to participate nor can you fail to communicate to the winch grinders or boom winch operator. By the way, I was in True North and came in second - Stars & Stripes first - Canada II third.

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Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:19

Send In The Clowns

It's downright comical! On September 29th, Alice Grevet posted in the Open Source Matters, Inc. - Public Mailing list that the minutes from the September 18th OSM Board meeting were ready for approval. Only 11 days after the meeting. Almost a record considering it took almost two months to post the last two sets of minutes. But, wouldn't you know - the OSM Board, then took took 11 days to approve the minutes. Now I understand why they want one to two months to post minutes.

Of course, it takes even longer to get through a process to change the License, Trademark, and Copyright issues that have been under discussion for a lifetime. The board seems to be frustrated itself so I wonder who or what the holdup is:

 b. License, Trademark, and Copyright Committee 09/18/2012: It is time to think about a Plan B, perhaps including some of the new people who have shown an interest, in case this process gets stalled much longer.

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Sunday, 26 August 2012 00:00

OSM Hypocrites

hyp·o·crite noun \ˈhi-pə-ˌkrit\

1: a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

 Merriam-Webster

You know OSM, you can't keep saying one thing and either doing something else or doing nothing for long. People will learn not to believe what you say!

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To put "lipstick on a pig" is a rhetorical expression, used to convey the message that making superficial or cosmetic changes is a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of a product

  Wikipedia

You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called 'change.' It's still gonna stink after eight years.

  Barack Obama, September 9, 2008

 Looks like that is where Joomla! Leadership is pedaling just as fast as it can. If you haven't had the chance, please read the proposed Joomla Foundation document that has not been offered to the Joomla! Community for comment - only to the Joomla! Leadership.

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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:33

Still Waiting

Still waiting for:

1Publication of the 2012 budget now technically overdue by 130 days or four months and nine days from January 1st, 2012. From the promise time frame it is overdue by 44 days or one month and thirteen days from a "week or so" as stated in the March 20th, 2012 board minutes.

2Publication of an end-of-year financial report now technically overdue by 130 days or four months and nine days from January 1st, 2012.

3Publication of any financial report now overdue by 192 days or six months and ten days since the last publication of October 31, 2011.

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Thursday, 26 April 2012 08:55

Good News / Bad News

Good NewsYou may have not noticed but OSM published their March 20, 2012 board minutes only three days after their April 20th board meeting. That's like a record and is well appreciated by those of us who strongly believe in the public oversight clause of OSM's bylaws!

Also notable is that Altansukh Tumenjargal has attended the first three months of board meetings of 2012. Either the board made special accommodation as to the time of the board meetings or Sukh has made a special effort. Either way, it's good to see.

Bad News Discussions from Javier Gomez's group on leadership changes were supposed to be available in the public group Joomla Project Structure Working Group. You can find part of the information there but the rest that is mentioned such as the responsibility descriptions of the directors is not public even though it was asked for and promised to the public several years ago. You will also note that there is no attempt, as we move closer and closer to the summit in Germany, to make any pretense of evaluating whether such changes are even necessary or appropriate. Instead,  the discussions are entirely focused on the final structure assuming that it will be approved.

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Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:48

Empty Promises

 

Here we go again. Empty promises over and over seem to be the rule in the Joomla! leadership house.

The latest, of course, is the one called the proposed Joomla! leadership changes. Why am I being sarcastic? Well, let's examine what is now going on. First, Paul Orwig while voting for additional discussion at the upcoming J and Beyond in Germany in May, 2012 stated:

I suggest that we take the next three months leading up to JAB to form one or more working groups that will study various aspects of the proposed leadership structure changes in more depth. That way we can have a more detailed set of recommendations to review and discuss at JAB, with the goal of making a decision there about the best approach to implement.

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