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Thank you for your valuable contribution Cor.

On 07/01/2022 18:11, Cor Nouws wrote:
To add to that: in the meeting where you proposed to change the
situation, you expressed a clear conviction that other open source
projects show that it is perfectly possible to have a similar paid
product and a free product side by side, without breaking the economics.
After it was suggested (among others by me) to come with good examples,
solid plans, before breaking anything, you said you would do that.
I'd like to mention that one of TDF's main goal is to foster a
sustainable developers community. So any proposed change in the way of
working, can of course only be considered if it comes with solid report
on that subject.

Still waiting...
I'm not sure why you say you are still waiting.

A long time has gone by and you may have forgotten a few details for which you will find confirmation in many emails and board meeting minutes.

I didn't wait at the time and proposed, with full support from the board, to involve our marketing team to create the MarCom plan that has been running since then with, correct me if I'm wrong, also your contributions. I do fully understand, as I very clearly stated at the time, that LOOL should have been made available in a way that it would have been beneficial to the community without overlapping too much on the commercial interests of the major contributor of the project.

Since then, negotiations to deliver LOOL to the community with the full board have been ongoing until, unfortunately, the other party decided to leave the negotiating table and forked the project.

It is sadly too late for us to deliver LOOL to those in need during the early stages of the pandemic, as some of us wished, but there may at least be a chance of resuming talks with a valuable member of the ecosystem so that it can have an opportunity to fulfil its side of the agreement.



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