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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
   Michael: msg-id

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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