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[tdf-announce] The new Board of Directors of The Document Foundation


Berlin, February 19, 2014 - The new Board of Directors of The Document
Foundation is officially in charge from February 18, 2014, to February
17, 2016.

Elected as members, in order of votes, were: Thorsten Behrens
(independent), Eliane Domingos de Sousa (independent), Michael Meeks
(Collabora), Fridrich Strba (independent), Adam Fyne (CloudOn), Joel
Madero (independent) and Bjoern Michaelsen (Canonical). Elected as
deputies, in order of votes, are: Andreas Mantke (independent), Eike
Rathke (Red Hat) and Norbert Thiebaud (independent).

During its first meeting, the board has elected Thorsten Behrens as
Chairman and Eliane Domingos de Sousa as Deputy Chairman. In addition,
Florian Effenberger has been promoted to Executive Director, with the
responsibility of helping the Board of Directors to coordinate and
control the foundation activities.

"The new board offers a good balance between the old OOo heritage and
the new LibreOffice spirit, with several people representing both souls
of the project. In addition, has a wider geographical coverage than the
previous one, as there are 6 people from Europe, 3 from the Americas and
one from Middle East", says Thorsten Behrens.

As of January 1st, 2014, The Document Foundation has over 190 members
and thousands of volunteers worldwide.

The project is supported by companies and organizations who sit on the
Advisory Board: AMD, CloudOn, Collabora, Free Software Foundation,
Freies Office Deutschland e.V., Google, Intel, King Abdulaziz City for
Science and Technology (KACST), Lanedo, MIMO (Inter-Ministry
Mutualisation for the Open Productivity Suite), Red Hat, Software in the
Public Interest (SPI), Studio Storti and SUSE.

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