in the last months I took some time to look at our Project and Community
from a different perspective. My daily job at SUSE, completely unrelated
to LibreOffice, finally gave me also the independence and the
opportunity to look with different eyes at what we are now as a
Community and as a Foundation.
2020 is also a special year for our Community given that we are
celebrating our 10th anniversary as an independent Project. I'm not
looking at the past with the nostalgic eyes of someone that would search
for a way to bring the project back to the early days and, at the same
time, I think it's quite normal to try to look at what we achieved and
what could be improved and how.
From 2007 I saw the OpenOffice.org community growing, claiming for
independence and I had the honour to see TDF improving day by day from
Now that we reached a good stability and independence, I think it's time
to focus more in establishing stronger relationships between our local
Community members, Contributors, and the Foundation itself, increasing
the number of TDF Members and giving a voice to all the underrepresented
Contributors and new potential users that found too high the barriers
for joining our Project. I also consider it fundamental to open our
Project to other open source communities that share with us similar
ideas and goals and take the chance of looking at other improvements
opportunities and constant growth.
I already had the honour to serve this Community for two terms as board
member and chairperson and today I would like to share with all of you
my desire to run for the new Membership Committee elections and, if
elected, to continue to serve our Project not only as contributor but
also as active element of our daily Foundation life.
If you have further questions, please, don't hesitate to contact me.
Full name: Marina Latini
E-mail address: email@example.com
Corporate affiliation: SUSE
Location: I'm Italian but based in Germany
I will provide information on all future changes as soon as possible.
-- 75 words statement --
I think it's now time to focus on establishing stronger relationships
between our local Communities and TDF itself, increasing the number of
TDF Members and giving a voice to the underrepresented Contributors and
new potential users that found too high the barriers for joining our
Project. I also consider it fundamental to open our Project to other
open source communities that share with us similar goals to join forces
for constant growth.
Have a lot of fun!
openSUSE Board: deneb_alpha
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