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Hi Jim, "BRM",

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 00:43, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
There was,
and still is, the perception that TDF is an official, fully-
setup, self-controlled and self-existing foundation (similar
to what the ASF is)

Well, that perception is not far off the mark. It is certainly
self-controlled and a stable project insofar as it has strong support
from the FOSS community at large and the active LibreOffice project

I guess that the fact that it collected the 50,000 euros necessary for
its legal establishment in only 8 days, from a multitude of small
donations, and then received some ~40,000 euros more within a short
time is some proof of that.

Perhaps the fact that TDF/LibreOffice has done excellent work in
further developing the code base and issuing new releases is proof
that TDF - currently represented by the existing SC - has proved
worthy of that support.

Personally, I'm very happy with what's been achieved, and I'm
optimistic for the project's future.

Again, this is just my own 2 cents.

BTW, I'm very happy to welcome you here to chew the fat with us. If
you really feel you have a different path forward that you want to
follow, then I sincerely wish you well with the endeavour. But you
have a lot of running to do in every area to catch up with us, guys!
The competition will be interesting and probably not without
beneficial aspects. But my bet on long-term survival and concrete
results is on TDF/LibreOffice.

In any case, please take all the above as being meant in the
friendliest tone. :-)

David Nelson

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