Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2014 Archives by date, by thread · List index

[board-discuss] Candidacy to the Membership Committee

Hi all,

I would like to announce my candidacy to the Membership Committee of The
Document Foundation.

The Membership Committee is an important part of the structure of TDF, and
I think I can help on this job, on this Committee.

I'm acting in IT, more deeply connected with Free/Libre/Open Source
Software - FLOSS since 1995, and helping with the LibreOffice (and with
TDF) since the beginning, since I am a founding member from TDF. But I'm
also helping since 2007, when the OpenOffice was needing a pt_BR
translation. On that moment, I involved some college students from the
University where I worked and, in a few weeks, we already had a fully pt_BR
translation for OpenOffice.

I have a few years of experience in applications processes, not only in
Open Source communities, but also at University Programs and International
Research Programs for IT.

For several years, I acted directly with code development. From some years
ago until now on, I have done over 100 lectures for over Brazil, Chile,
Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, teaching how to set up research groups to
FLOSS, and I also have established relationships with other research
institutions and/or Universities in USA and Germany, to foment and to
promote joint tech development programs, always under free licenses. Right
now, I am also coordinating a research team for open technologies.

I'm one of the translators from the LibreOffice Magazine Brazil, I'm
writing articles for this magazine since the first edition and I'm help TDF
as list moderator for pt_BR.

And, for sure, I help the members from TDF, as translator, always when they
need, to present their ideas or simply when they would like to have a talk,
at congresses in South America, and so on.

​Name: David Emmerich Jourdain

Email: and

~75 words candidacy statement:

"I really would appreciate to help TDF in the Membership Committee, because
I have a good overview about TDF and LibreOffice, and what can we do to
spread the use of the LibreOffice. I'm with LibreOffice and TDF since the
beginning, and I helped also with OOo previously. I'm developer,
translator, research team coordinator and lecturer, always promoting FLOSS.
I really will be honored to help TDF and the LibreOffice community in this

That's all Folks!

If you need to know more about me, you can call me in German, Spanish,
English and Portuguese. And if is REALLY needed, you can also call me in

All the best,

David Emmerich Jourdain
The Document Foundation, Kurfürstendamm 188, 10707 - Berlin, Germany
Gemeinnützige rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts
Legal details:


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.