There are many resources available to read both the history and the current plans posted by those that used to be on the OSM board or used to be on one of the leadership teams. Then there are the official rah, rah postings that tell you how good everything will be once all the glitches are worked out. Meanwhile they continue voting for this and that while they continue working on the documents making adjustments here and there but failing to let anyone really know what the most current document is and what adjustments were made. Nor seeking input from the non-leadership of Joomla.
Update: July 2, 2015All is not well in OSM. This was posted today in the Joomla-Leadership-Group in response to a post by Ryan Ozimek who was strongly suggesting that the Leadership Team and the Transition Team needed to meet in person in Central or Northern Europe in late September concerning the structural changes. This is what Robert Deutz had to say about that:
I also see comments about how these changes are going to improve transparency and accountability. Ah, gee - in my 10 years working with Joomla, I have heard that 100's of times and yet these same leaders of OSM who are hawking this same tired line fail to follow through TODAY! Just today June 18th, 2015 the minutes of the March 12, 2015 board meeting was posted. Also just today the supposed minutes of the April 8, 2015 Annual General meeting of Members and Regular Annual Meeting of Directors was posted. Though it must be noted that these last two minutes were actually dated as occurring on February 12, 2015. As these are official documents required by both the Bylaws of OSM and the State of New York, one would think, giving the amount of time it took to post them, that at least one board member would have actually read them and noted what appeared to be a major discrepancy before voting to approve the minutes.
Update: June 27, 2015Sometime yesterday, June 26, 2015, the the minutes of both the Annual General Meeting of Members and the Regular Annual Meeting of Directors were quietly updated to reflect a date of April 8, 2015 rather than February 12, 2015. One would like to think that this blog had something to do with the change that took 8 days to be recognized though I am sure OSM would deny any such thing. And to be honest since they failed to update any of the financials, I would have to hazard a guess that the blog is not influential at all!
Then if one looked for a financial report on OSM's web site or some substantive financial reporting within the board minutes, one would have to keep on looking. The last Budget vs Actuals report released on OSM's web site was dated December 2, 2014 well over 6 months ago. The last Balance Sheet reported on OSM's website was dated September 30, 2013. Gee, that was 17+ months ago! Can't find a P&L statement on their website at all. No reference is made in board minutes that the directors actually receive these documents. So one needs to ask. Are the directors of the board fulfilling their fiduciary duties? Is the Treasurer fulfilling his duties? Does the President ensure that the officers and directors are fulfilling their responsibilities? Sure doesn't seem like it to me.
Check also the last time you have seen a copy of the filed IRS 1120. It was 2012! Another duty failed by the Treasurer.
This is the gang that is forcing through structural changes that seem likely to sink the Joomla! ship. They certainly are the gang that can't shoot straight!