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Thanks Olivier!

I'm pleased that you clarified the importance of users so well but I'm also worried about the fact that this clarification was needed in the first place.



On 10/02/2022 13:50, Olivier Hallot wrote:
Thanks for making it clearer.

I'd like to imagine LibreOffice with myriads of code contributors and no users. Better not.

Fact: users donate.

Currently donation is not tied to any TDF obligation, it is an expression of satisfaction or good will. Donation is a also pain that users go thru in spending time and money to express their satisfaction.

One cent in donation is a manifest of satisfaction on LibreOffice.

It sums to ~1M yearly of users satisfaction.

Other users express their happiness translating, adding linguistic stuff, documenting and building culture in askbot, telegram channels and regional meetings.

I wonder who is actually listening to users.


Em 10/02/2022 08:30, Stephan Ficht escreveu:

wrt the subject line and reading through this thread comes in my mind:

"contributors of code" is subset of "contributors of anything" is subset of "community" is subset of TDF to fulfill its written objectives.

So, everyone and everything being an important piece in the mosaic for the big picture for a FLOSS office suite, called LibreOffice.

Perhaps trivial, but it is just as easy to constructively get behind these TDF objectives instead of getting lost in the details, treading water and getting nowhere.


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