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Hi Andreas,
Hi Johannes, *,

Am Sonntag, 2. Januar 2011, 19:30:31 schrieb Johannes A. Bodwing:
Hi Leif,

Dear Larry,

I disagree with you of two reasons:
1) LibreOffice is free software. If any developer wants to improve the
code - he or she has the freedom to do so. I think this is one very
important stand. We have seen other products in the marked licensed as
open source but that are not free software. Who should decide what what
is 'good' and what is 'bad' code?

Nobody. Because !

We are not building a cathedral are we? Not because the bazaar works
fine for us.
I agree too in one point: LibreOffice is free software as a software.
But we speak about LO as the substantial product of TDF. And TDF wants
to evolve the community of OOo eg. With that LO is part of the community.
Why can than one group or one person decide about important things?
this is because LibreOffice and the TDF are build on the contribution of the members.
The people, which are doing the work, decide about the things they are doing for LO
and the TDF.

But you yourself had to decide first, what you want to contribute to which community
(OOo or LO). We need people who are doing the daily work. We need not another mega-
thread on this list.

That's right. But TDF fell from heaven in September 2010, and till now I am looking for answers to important questions about both, OOo and LO. And some is confusing.

In this Mail for LO: If I understand you correctly, decisions about programming are the task of the developers. Is this "The mission of the ESC is to provide technical guidance and to settle technical disputes." under the bylaws of TDF? What's the basis for the developers to make decisions? Where can I find that information?

The other point is:
TDF "... is an independent self-governing meritocratic Foundation, ..." (TDF-Homesite) and on the "Next Decade Manifesto: "... the home for our activities should be an independent self-governing democratic foundation ..."
How have I to understand that? Or where can I find answers about it?


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