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Hi! I’m Paolo Vecchi and I want to run as candidate for the next board.

I’m based in Luxemburg and my two organisations, Omnis Systems Ltd (UK) and Omnis Cloud Sarl (LU), 
are specialised in the promotion of Open Source and Free Software platforms. During the last years, 
I wrote many articles promoting Open Source, Free Software and naturally LibreOffice.

Many of you may know me also from FOSDEM and LibOCon. I’ve been a part of the working group that 
succeed in convincing the UK Government to adopt ODF as their standard file format, convinced the 
City Council of Reggio Emilia to upgrade to LibreOffice and contributed in writing the Manifesto 
for Technological Sovereignty with the City Council of Barcelona - just to mention some of the 

I’m contributing to the LibreOffice project by investing time and resources to work with the 
private and public sector organisations showing them the social, ethical and economical benefits of 
replacing proprietary products with Open Source platforms and open standards.

With my new venture in Luxembourg I decided to lead by example, so I’ve setup a new “Sovereign 
Cloud”, providing resources and a set of free services to individuals and local non-profits. I want 
to show to local institutions that with Open Source platforms it’s possible to compete directly 
against the big players and that this change is not as difficult and expensive as they want us to 
believe. The services I’m providing will also be used to further promote LibreOffice, both desktop 
and On-Line.

I want to share my expertise with the board and bring in my passion for Open Source and Free 

Full Name: Paolo Vecchi
E-mail: and
Affiliation:  Omnis Systems Ltd and Omnis Cloud Sarl

 75 words statement:
“If I am elected as member of the board, I will bring the official voice of the Foundation to the 
local Governments and the European Institutions that are very near to me, now that I moved to 
Luxembourg. It is my intention to work with those institutions to help them adopting LibreOffice as 
their main office suite and ODF as the standard file format for the EU.”

Best regards

Paolo Vecchi


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