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Hi all,

--- Nov. 22, 2017 ---

The candidacy statement:
"If I'm elected as a member of BoD, firstly I'll do my best to be the
bridge between the community and Asian countries, and then I'll also
focus on communicating with people and marketing ODF and LibreOffice to
governments of different countries.  Besides, I hope to make the
products more friendly to Asian C/J/K people in the aspect of UI/UX."

--- Oct. 22, 2019 ---

The above paragraph was my candidacy statement when I first ran for BoD
position.  Thanks to the support from the community, I was very honoured
to be elected that time.

After joining the board, I surprisingly realized that there are so many
works and tasks to run a foundation like TDF.  I also realized how great
the staffs behind TDF are.  Without these people working so hard the
LibreOffice community and TDF would not be such a great community.  They
also inspired me to keep going on the way to promote LibreOffice and ODF
in Taiwan and other Asian countries.

During these two years I've invited many great friends from Japan,
Korean, Indonesia and Taiwan to join TDF as members.  I held the first
certification interview in Taipei, helped and attended LibreOffice
Indonesia in Surabaya, LibreOffice Asia Conference and the second
certification interview in Tokyo.  I have kept promoting ODF and
LibreOffice (and its derivatives) in Taiwan, where the KPI of our
central government agencies in 2020 is to deliver 100% ODF/PDF files in
digital document exchanging.

Thanks to support and help from all the community friends.  I'm proud to
say I have delivered my commitment in my first term of BoD.

Nevertheless during these two years I also see some problems and
constraints of LibreOffice community and TDF.  Some from the law, and
some from the reality which we need to overcome.  I'm not going to say
in too much detail; rather just mention one thing here: IMHO we need
more new blood getting involved into this beloved community.  Therefore
I started working on some programs, both in Asian community and TDF, to
try attracting more people, especially young students to join us. 

Now I decide to run for another term of BoD.  If I am elected again as a
BoD member, I'll put more focus on 1) co-work with community friends
from different countries -- not only Asian -- to try attracting more
people to get involved in; 2) to further promote Open Document Format,
which I think it the core spirit of LibreOffice, in more countries and
areas; 3) to make the LibreOffice ecosystem more complete, by enhancing
and completing the LibreOffice certification system.

IMHO the above three things are highly related, even actually the same
thing.  I believe that's what we should do, and I'll keep doing it.

--- My Candidacy ---

Full name: Franklin Weng   (Weng, Chia-Chi on my passport)

E-mail address:,

Affiliation: Software Liberty Association Taiwan

The candidacy statement:
"If I'm elected as a member of BoD, I'll keep the work to connect Asian
communities together as in my first term, and furthermore I'll co-work
with community friends to try attracting more new blood getting involved
in this community.  I'll also keep promoting ODF, which IMO is vital to
enhance and complete the LibreOffice ecosystem."


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