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Am 09.02.22 um 10:44 schrieb Jan Holesovsky:
Hi Daniel,

Daniel A. Rodriguez píše v Út 08. 02. 2022 v 19:31 -0300:

I think Andreas hits the nail on the head when he mentions that in
projects no company dominates the project or the community.
The contrary is true: Most of the successful open source projects have
a major, dominating company behind them - have a look at Nextcloud
(Nextcloud GmbH), ownCloud (ownCloud GmbH), MariaDB (MariaDB
Corporation Ag), ... and I can continue on and on.

once I read this sentences the first time, I thought I was in a
different film in 2010. But maybe I didn't understand the situation in
OOo project at that time.

Maybe this is due to the fact that I hadn't been at the dinner of an
inner circle during the Budapest conference.

In LibreOffice, there is no dominating company.  Many like to paint
Collabora as one, but it is not the case due to how the founding
members (and I was one of them) have designed the TDF (with the 1/3
Sorry, but the founder of TDF was the association 'Freies Office
Deutschland e.V. (FrODeV)' with money from the world wide supporting
rule in the bodies and other means to protect from the project
domination) and due to how the German charity laws work.

After some years in the LibreOffice project and TDF I reconsider that
the one third rule should have been one seat at maximum for an
organization. This would have lead to a more divers formation of TDF's

But that is something that could be fixed only with high effort in case
there is a will to go in that direction.

Also, such thinking is very offensive to eg. Allotropia - who is doing
a great job undermining any kind of potential domination by excellent
engineering; have a look at their impressive WASM prototype.

But if you want to see an open source project with no company behind
them, have a look at Apache OpenOffice.
Sorry, but there are other OSS projects with a lot of business
contributors with different sizes and a balanced impact on the project.
In my view such a structure / ecosystem is much more healthy.


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