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Thursday, 21 November 2013 13:23

OSM Says: SURPRISE!

No minutes for October have surfaced. It appears OSM held a board meeting at a summit in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on November 6, 2013. Of course, no minutes for that meeting have surfaced either. However, the Board found time to notify the public that it had made "Short Term Changes to OSM Bylaws". If you haven't taken the time to read the changes, YOU SHOULD! You should because it dramatically changes how board members will be elected in the future assuming the Board retains the majority of these changes for the long term version of the bylaws! Article 3 of the bylaws now permits any "contributor" to be a member. In real terms it states:

3.3. ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP.

Applicants qualified under Section 3.1 above, shall be admitted to membership will be determined on a case by case basis, at the sole discretion of the Board and/or Membership Committee. Any "contributor" to Open Source Matters who is supportive of this corporation's purposes and is not otherwise prohibited by any contract, law or regulation from abiding by the terms of these by-laws shall be eligible for membership. A "contributor" shall be any individual who has contributed to improving Open Source Matters and its projects in any form.

Note that it further states that a membership roll will be kept with name, address, and email address as well as a record of termination of membership. It also states that while this membership roll is a public record, it won't be available to third parties. Interesting dichotomy there!

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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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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, 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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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 08:26

Liar, Liar

li·ar noun \ˈlī(-ə)r\ Definition of LIAR : a person who tells lies

  MERRIAM-WEBSTER ONLINE

lie verb \ˈlī\lied ly·ing
Definition of LIE:  intransitive verb 1 : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive 2 : to create a false or misleading impression transitive verb : to bring about by telling lies

  MERRIAM-WEBSTER ONLINE

What else would you call it?

OSM has repeatedly lied to the Joomla! Community. No, those lies were not mistakes. They intended to deceive. Let's take a look.

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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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