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Ciao Gianluca,

Le Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:37:14 +0200,
Gianluca Turconi <> a écrit :

Il 20/10/2010 17.37, Charles-H. Schulz ha scritto:
yes. So now, do you like what you see?:-)

Well, generally speaking, yes.

I'm just a bit worried about the point of view about membership 
expressed by Drew Jensen.

Developers are surely a part of the Community core, but just a part.

Yes, but I think, at least in the part for the lobbying, that Drew
thinks of that as something that amounts to what I call advocacy. I do
lobbying professionally, and it involves expertise, writing papers,
documents, filing forms, following strategies, etc. And its a lot of
work, so if I were to do this -I'm not doing it for TDF- I would
expect, to see my contribution recognized, and would have tangible
evidences to show to the membership committee. 

I've read your opinion too and I hope it will definitely prevail in
the end by quantifying the "intellectual" contribution needed in
order to join TDF.

I simply don't want to see a division and disagreement between devs
and laymen as a respin of the previous division between corporate
employees and volunteers in the OOo Community.

While I do absolutely agree that there should be no divide, (heck, I'm
no developer myself), I also think that certain activities are
appreciated but cannot constitute the only basis for membership
consideration. But here, we're going down into details, which is good.



Charles-H. Schulz
Membre du Comité exécutif
The Document Foundation.

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