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Re: [board-discuss] Discussion about options available with marketing plan draft and timetable


On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 5:47 PM Andreas Mantke <maand@gmx.de> wrote:


please read through the whole discussion and you may get an impression
that there are some intent to use TDF for such a promotion.


However, those with that impression are entirely mistaken and it is wrong
to imply anyone is attempting the subversion you imply -- no-one has
proposed it. Those expressing the impression you describe have either
misunderstood or decided to misunderstand.

For what it's worth I'm unhappy with many elements of the proposal too, but
because it is a mistake to imply that TDF offers support, or that
LibreOffice as distributed by TDF is only for "Personal" or "Community" use
as these leave corporate community members with more work to do explaining
their value, not less. TDF needs to leave room for the companies who invest
in the code to sustain themselves, as TDF itself cannot replace their work
and its community are unlikely to be able to replace their work as
volunteers. It can best do that by avoiding any mention of the field of use
of LibreOffice.

S.

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