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Hi Michael,

Am 26.09.2019 um 16:35 schrieb Michael Meeks:
Hi Uwe,

On 26/09/2019 15:28, Uwe Altmann wrote:
Just read the paper. It raised some questions.

        It would probably help to come to the next board call and raise your

And what I do not understand at all is the reasons there is such a
complicated and a difficult to zero controllable process with a
"Public Software CIC"  50.000 € loan just to get an unincorporated
association (whatever that means in terms of business and liability,
i. e. ability to contract directly with app stores etc.
so basically UK is now out.

        The number is large, but it is a contingency; I don't expect TDF to
loan anything like this much, and to provide cash incrementally as needed.

        In terms of where the entity finally ends up, the CIC is a short-term
bootstrapping mechanism - I don't believe there is a final decision on
entity location currently.
Half a year later: any news on the base country?

        There are some attractions however to having multiple jurisdictions
involved - we've really appreciated the flexibility that SPI has helped
us with over the years (as an example).

As I do not find the numbers in the already published ledgers: how much money did The Document Foundation already paid to lawyers? And how much are they willing (or planning) to do this? Was the Videolan Community asked how they did handled al theses legal stuff?

        All the best,


Best regards,


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