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Hi Heiko, all,

Am 09.04.22 um 08:51 schrieb Heiko Tietze:
On 08.04.22 23:48, Paolo Vecchi wrote:
You may understand that an external observer may not see the
procedure as being fair and conflict free...

If you take me as an external observer, the opposite is true.
Collabora is home for many experts, every single one always
supportive, and never acted against the interests of the project.
it's great to have a lot of certified developer, which are able to work
on LibreOffice. But if you have a look on e.g. you see that most
of them are contracted by Collabora. And if you make a small research
inside the git log, you'll find out that the list at the website is not
up to date. There seemed to be further certified developers, stated as
unaffiliated, which are working for the company (with an appropriate

In an ideal world we would have volunteers with 20 years knowledge and
100% spare time. Unfortunately bills need to be paid and we need to
care about the ecosystem. At least not to work against them.
Yes, TDF needs to care about the ecosystem, but that ecosystem should be
divers and not dominated by only one or two companies. Thus TDF needs to
work on a strategy to solve this issue and attract more supplier (small,
mid sized or big). One strategy to get ahead on this topic could it be
to contract full-time developer (by TDF).

But I'm much concerned about the tone in the discussions lately
(replying just here). I suggest to start with the assumptions that
contributing to an open source project in general and LibreOffice in
* is primarily idealistic and fun,
* has never the goal to destroy the project (neither the power to do so),
* and brings together people with same interests.

All the time and effort you spend in the project shows this and I'm
grateful to have someone to bring up the painful subjects. We all
should consider everyone else having the same dedication too.

I think the whole discussion is about this painful subjects and the
process to solve the issues. The later one is not for everybody fun. But
it's necessary for the reputation of TDF to make the process more
transparent and less risky.


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