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Johannes, Barbara,

Did you have a look at our community bylaws? Most of your points are
addressed there.



Le 16 déc. 2010, 9:41 PM, "Johannes A. Bodwing" <> a écrit :


On 12/16/2010 3:45 AM, Cor Nouws wrote: >> >> Benjamin Horst wrote
(14-12-10 16:21) >> >>> I ag...
What's the construction we talk about?
If we install someone like a community coordinator, than the term says
he/she coordinates the community.
What than does TDF or the steering committee? Their mission is to evolve the into a new open ... and so on.
I think we have not enough clearness about the things TDF/LO consists of.
There is in a rough form:
a Community - a Product (LO)
the Community is build of developers, users, sponsors, contributors and so
the Product is at the moment the sequel of OOo; later on it could be
additional software too in the kind of open-source
the Community as a whole works to offer the software to the public.
and that all should "work" with a global dimension as well as with national
or local basis.

I propose to think it from the core. And that is at the moment:
We construct an organisation (TDF) to develop and contribute a
software-product (LO).
Or a little bit harder: We build a kind of MS in an open and
non-profit-oriented form ;-)
Than the elementary question is: How has a structure to be to fulfill our
goals in the best way it could be done?
Also this structure has to include the "tools" to reach as many people as
possible (for development, testing, marketing, sponsoring and so on).

With this aspects we have to proof the current form of TDF, trim it to a
better level, proof the goals, check the construction, trim it and so on.
For that we need an adequate exchange of information. For example the best
configuration of mailing-lists, collaborative working, and others more.
Because nearly all of this has a global basis and a national one, regional
or local, the relevant information has finally to spread to every member of
the community. Also every (good) idea of a member has to reach the national
or global basis.

And now another important question: Should we begin right now - or should we
wait till the final release of LO?
Because many people are in the preparation of this release.
Otherwise the clock is ticking and some people dont develop, test and so on.
They could work on a (rough) sketch of the fundamental aspects of the
TDF-structure, to bring it forward as fast as possible.

At last back to the "Community Coordinator". This function we have install
on the best position inside the best construction of TDF we could make.
Eventually in the beginning like a joker without a determined position.


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