Paolo Vecchi píše v St 09. 02. 2022 v 19:56 +0100:
He asked himself quite a few interesting questions:
"Without sharing too much, there are some moral questions popping up
me. Who owns the community? Who owns ownCloud itself? And what
more, short term money or long term responsibility and growth? Is
ownCloud just another company or do we also have to answer to the
hundreds of volunteers who contribute and make it what it is today?"
Shouldn't we all ask ourselves the same questions?
Awesome - so now you finally understand how hard a decision it was for
us (Free Software lovers & contributors for decades) to move the LOOL
development to GitHub - because it was the result of asking & pondering
the same questions. Thank you for that!
* TDF does not own the community, TDF is an organization designed to
make the community (let me repeat, "community" = "group of
contributors") strong & flourishing.
* TDF does not own LibreOffice itself; it owns the brand, but the code,
translations, etc. is owned by the particular contributors (ie. by
the community) - to the level of lines of code, strings of
translations, icons painted, test cases provided, etc.
* Long term responsibility & growth matter more - and when the LOOL's
(sub-)community didn't grow under TDF, it was time to move on. The
decisions shouldn't be about donation money.
And regarding the last one: "Is TDF just another foundation or do we
also have to answer to the hundreds of volunteers who contribute and
make it what it is today?" is for us, the new board, to improve -
because from what I can see, TDF was not listening to the contributors
the last 2 years too much.
Let's improve it together!
All the best,
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Re: [board-discuss] Enable TDF to contribute more code to LibreOffice with in-house developers to address our donors specific needs · Paolo Vecchi
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