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18 Oct 2011
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According to the May 29, 2011 published OSM budget, the sponsorship line item was budgeted to bring in $63,000 in 2011. In the P&L report for May 29, 2011, there was no reported income from sponsorships. It is unfotunate that we don't have more current reports to review. A review of the available OSM board minutes for 2011 (published through July, 2011) revealed the Treasurer would be invoicing a new major sponsor (name not provided) would be coming on board (April, 2011); two large sponsors were reported recruited in the April OSM board meeting minutes (possibly one of those is the one reported to be invoiced by the Treasurer). No names were mentioned. In the May, 2011 OSM minutes, it was reported that they were ready to invoice the sponsor. In the July, 2011 minutes it was reported that they were following through on invoicing sponsors.

So, in summary, at least through the May, 2011 financial reports, no income from sponsorships was reported. By July 2011, the OSM board was still working on invoicing two (maybe 3) new sponsors. So, how to explain the following?

 

14 Oct 2011
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Have you had experiences relevant to the performance of a board or an issue the board should be dealing with, been brave enough to share them, only to have folks think you are trying to show off your knowledge and dismiss your thoughts without even giving you an opportunity for meaningful discussion? How does that make you feel? What if that seems to be happening over and over again - i.e., it's not an isolated incident and you're not the only one treated this way. People who have emotional and social intelligence. They know how to work effectively as part of a team. They treat people with respect, know how to communicate directly and with compassion, and never engage in bullying. Doesn't seem to be the mantra for the Open Source Matters group on JPeople. In spite of of their published purpose which came significantly after (May 9, 2011) the establishment of the group on June 19, 2010, there have been and continue to be poor experiences in trying to establish some kind of communication with OSM on issues where action was promised or on issues where no action has been seen, etc.