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Hi Uwe!

TDF has a mailing list, legal@df, that is the point-of-first-contact for
any inbound legal matters (it's referenced on various web pages). It
comprises select staff, the Board's formal Legal Committee, and a few
former directors - all Trustees but I am not entirely sure who. We
confidentially consider licensing enquiries, DMCA letters, commercial
contract terms and other matters which would be costly for TDF to get
formal first review from a fee-charging entity. We use our collective
memory of TDF's history, our business experience and our community
experience to evaluate and (mostly help Florian) route to the correct
handler. By using a larger informal group operating by consensus we are
able to be responsive without creating undue risk. We have no authority -
any actions need to be taken by the board or its empowered delegates. We
save TDF a bunch of money on legal triage.

The list existed before I joined the Board six years ago (possibly even
when I was on the first MC) and I have been on it for a long time, with the
Board's consent. I am often the first responder to issues. I am not aware
of any documentation for it - it's just one of those things that gets
things done in a timely manner rather than consigning them forever to



On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 10:17 AM Uwe Altmann <> wrote:

Hi Simom

Am 06.10.21 um 14:46 schrieb Simon Phipps:
I will note none of the text has been supplied to or discussed by the
committee (where I am a volunteer).

Could you (or soemone else) please explain or point me to a location where
I can find more on that legal committe? I tried a search at which didn't find anything.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Uwe Altmann

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