Hi Marco, it's unclear if we're talking past each other - Marco Marinello wrote:
it's of course legit to ask people contributing here to comply with the ML netiquette but I don't think closing the thread here is the solution.
This part of the thread is a conversation about the past, and as such has served its purpose.
In my opening message sent on January 9th I made a proposal consisting of four points as an alternative approach to the current online situation and although the ML is named "board-discuss", nobody from the board commented on the merit of the proposal.
There were board people answering, I counted two immediate follow-ups: Paolo: msg-id firstname.lastname@example.org Michael: msg-id email@example.com Plus a handful of good thoughts from community members, in the rather massive side-thread that evolved from there.
I'm geniunally interested in the opinion of who's currently driving the foundation and I don't understand why you, Thorsten, as current and future board member, are certainly following the thread but only asking to close it, instead of giving your contribution. So please, as for other board members, go back to my first mail here and reply to that.
Not directly answering on a controversial proposal, that is triggering quite emotional reactions, and has resulted in one of the longer navel-gazing & history re-telling threads of the recent past - is sometimes what is needed to not fuel the flames. I also had nothing substantial to add, beyond the two existing answers. I understand you frustrations & your motives, but I mostly agree with Paolo: claiming Collabora Online is still TDF's, and then distributing free binaries of it (which was the trigger for Collabora to leave in the first place) - is quite a hostile move. It would also be beyond tricky for TDF to message that to the general (FLOSS-affine) public. There are aspects of your proposal that are really good ideas though, c.f. the comments Simon made. The evolving consensus in the board it seems (though of course I cannot speak for them), is that TDF should for the moment close the chapter of LibreOffice Online. All the best, -- Thorsten
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