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2011/7/13 Tom Davies <>

Hi :)
Would his description be more accurate if someone changed it from ...
"David is the LibreOffice community representative in         Brazil."
"David is a LibreOffice community representative in         Brazil."

It is difficult to claim someone is representing any community accurately
as the
whole point about a community is that there are many diverse, probably
conflicting, opinions and representing all those opinions in a fair way is
difficult and possibly unlikely to happen.  We do what we can but never
perfection (hopefully).  It is even difficult if the community votes on who
to 'represent them'.

Regards from
Tom :)

Hi Tom.

In my view, anyone who contribute is a "community representative", mainly
TDF members. When someone describes himself as "community representative",
he's taking a "title" that doesn't belong to him. That could give the wrong
impression he's "in charge" of community's public relationships, when he's

But I also think this discussion is taking a wrong path. I don't think we
must "judge" people for what they've done at this very moment. I think
Claudio's comment was made only to advise MC that this issue could become
"ugly" under brazilian community's eyes, with David in MC. It *could*, but
it doesn't mean it *will*, right?


Paulo de Souza Lima
Técnico em Eletrônica e Administrador
Curitiba - PR
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Ubuntu User #28729

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between virtues and defects" - Talal Husseini - Acropolitan Philosopher

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