In spite of the significant delays and roadblocks the Joomla! Community has experienced over the past couple of years trying to get board minutes and financial reports published for community review, the OSM board managed to move with all due speed to change the listing of board members to reflect the new positions. And, no, we still don't have a financial report reflecting at least the end of 2011. Nor do we have board minutes for January, 2012.
So what is the "slippery slope" here? It should be obvious to those who have been keeping up on these blogs. The two most likely to shut down discussion in JPeople!, the two most likely to condone continued secrecy of OSM business and financial transactions, the two most likely to condone the restructuring proposal and shepherd it through are the two members of OSM who were just elected to President and Vice-President positions in OSM.
We just went through two years of essentially no significant contributions from OSM under the leadership of Ryan Ozimek towards the support and caring of the development team. After all, that is the purpose of OSM you know.It is to remove from the development team any distractions from the business side of the project and to enable those devs to spend productive time on the project.
I have already described my concerns about the proposed reorganization in several blogs, this is just one - It's Probably Not Really A Conspiracy But ...
So, what are your thoughts? Has OSM moved to the brink of a greased cliff with their recent elections? Are we likely to see even more secrecy? Will this be good for the Joomla! project?