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Thursday, 25 October 2018 15:24

OSM Lacks Financial Transparency

 It has been quite a while since I used my bully articles to try and influence OSM to be more transparent in their financial reportings. Especially by sharing their month to month reports (which I assume they are doing based on the Board minutes and if not they should be very ashamed of themselves). I have actually lost a lot of interest in the goings on at Joomla except, of course, using the Joomla software which I deeply appreciate. I also deeply appreciate the time and efforts of those volunteers who make up the Joomla organization. I guess what I have distanced myself from the most is the drama that surrounded the various goings on at the management/Board level.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:53

The Frustration Goes On And On!

Just recently on the Joomla Forum, Michael Babker (Past: Release Lead, Security Team Member, CMS Maintainer Present: Framework Maintainer, .org System Administrator, Bug Squad Member) posted the following frustrations:

"Frankly, I don't think the .org homepage needs to be a hub of news for every activity in the project, nor does it need to automagically filter out stuff that's "old" (just because a team hasn't posted in a year doesn't mean there is nothing happening, but sadly getting them to communicate it is another story altogether because this project which preaches transparency is about as clear as mud when it comes to communication). I don't think removing news modules because other people fail to communicate is the appropriate answer, especially considering that one of those modules comes from a group (OSM) who historically have published little if any relevant information on their own site. Also, the team that's supposedly redesigning the homepage (and only the homepage, because screw brand consistency across all our domains) seems to think that news and other dynamically updating content is not a relevant item and is drastically demoted in their mockup (you have to scroll 4300 pixels to see the announcements block that is currently above the fold) in favor of static marketing materials and preferential CTAs to Joomla's contracted hosting partners over the free download. So *shrug*"
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