Dear Board of Directors,
what we are facing during the last days it's definitely something sad
that will leave a scar in our history and memory.
2020 is the year where we planned to draw and shape our present
together, celebrating our history and origin and forging our future
Big changes like these are really often a source of frictions among the
involved parties and it's not always easy to conciliate positions,
interests and needs of all the people involved in the discussion.
There's a general tension between the board members that seems to be not
solvable internally without someone external acting as moderator. This
ongoing pandemic emphasized even more the lack of in-person meetings and
opportunities to discuss face to face the controversial topics and
re-gain the lost trust.
It's unfortunate to see that the great efforts and energies spent in an
innovative marketing and communication plan, that was already planned to
be discussed in the next days, after a first round of feedback, will be
probably impacted by the recently announced move.
This project is far from being perfect and moving away with parts of the
project because of internal conflicts in a body of our foundation won't
apparently improve the situation for neither TDF nor the ones leaving.
The Membership Committee was already offering to mediate the ongoing
discussions with the previous open letter.
Today we are renewing the offer to constructively work on the planned
improvements and we would like to invite all the members of the Board of
Directors to attend the planned shared meeting on October 14th during
our 10th anniversary conference.
It's a really sad and bitter day just after our 10th anniversary, that
we all hoped to spend together, planning for new exciting things.
We want to renew our offer to moderate conflicts and work in a
constructive way to achieve a solution that could make all the parties
Marina Latini, Chairperson of the Membership Committee
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