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Hi Andreas,

Andreas Mantke wrote on 31/05/2022 19:49:

I'd be curious to know what would be (from the point of TDF's mission /
statutes) the difference between working on the source code by in-house
developers and by tendering and paying a commercial company for doing
this work?

I only could see the difference that in one case TDF has full control

I do not understand what you mean. What is full control over open source code?

and has not to pay for the benefit of a commercial company. And thus in
the first case could get reach more targets / tickets done than in the
latter case from my point of view.

It is indeed an interesting question to look at effectiveness of TDF-spendings. In case it is clear that in house development would result better work for the foundations goals, that is something we cannot easily ignore. (I would not be able to set some data there ;) ) But of course other aspects to consider there are: how can TDF be growing the ecosystem, which I think is one of the most important challenges of the LibreOffice project, and not compete with the ecosystem. (Different subject, that as far as I am concerned will be at the table to work on soon.)

So the positive and interesting aspect in this subject is to find the areas where that is the case. And it's clear that those have been defined. And combining development and mentoring is also good for growing at least the developer base.

Then the only discussion is: what is a sensible way to effectively manage in house developers/mentors. And, brushing in my opinion here: the combined knowledge of code, development, and existing needs, is best found in our ESC, with its broad composition, open meetings etc.


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