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Re: [board-discuss] The Document Collective ownership


It would be better to conduct this discussion on the Members list.

S.


On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 12:57 PM Ilmari Lauhakangas <
ilmari.lauhakangas@libreoffice.org> wrote:

In the public board call today it was said that the proposed commercial
entity The Document Collective should not be owned by TDF because of
litigation risk. The risk is thought to form due to the anticipated
significant amount of funds moved through TDC (which will lead TDC to
enter into various contracts).

I am not convinced that this is reason enough to establish TDC outside
TDF. How did the board arrive at this conclusion? By consulting with
lawyers?

TDF members should understand that in practice nothing is stopping TDF
from owning a commercial entity either in Germany or outside of Germany.

Furthermore, TDF already has a business entity which handles the
production costs and income from sales of promotional products (t-shirts
etc.). This existing entity could be used to pilot the ideas behind the
TDC proposal.

Ilmari

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