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Hi Dennis,

On 07/02/2020 17:43, Dennis Roczek wrote:
    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 ?

So far - exactly zero, and exactly zero expenses for setting up TDC so far. TDF has paid no money to anyone around TDC AFAIK. Then again - we've had some friendly pro-bono legal advice, input from the group of FLOSS foundations, and a sensible group of people have put a lot of time into meeting and discussing options on constitution, jurisdiction and more.

And how much are they willing (or planning) to do this? Was the
Videolan Community asked how they did handled all these legal stuff?

I've talked to Jean-Baptist a fair bit in the past - I would be surprised if he had a lot to offer on this topic, and VLC's profile is rather different from TDF's and TDCs. All these legal stuff is not quite as obvious as it may look at first glance - nevermind getting something setup, bank accounts opened, articles written and so on.

Incidentally - one of the reasons that things do not get actually done around TDC (and in other places), is that as soon as consensus appears to be building [ getting a dozen people to agree on anything complex and nuanced is a tough process ] then something disruptive comes along to jam things up. That is really distressing for those wanting to get moving.

The Board agreed to create TDC, it created a committee to do that, the committee met at some length, then that committee explained where it is at to a new Board. We're continuing to execute, and I think it's a good idea to publish an update - as a board we need to cleanup and publish minutes from our meeting in due course, which I expect to help.

Please be patient; we are currently a few days away from the transition to a new board which (may) be more decisive and dynamic - I really hope so - let see.

Then again - I love that you are interested & care! =) it has been a long time since anyone has turned up to a public board meeting, and/or asked good questions - which can surely only be a good thing.



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