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Re: [tdf-discuss] Question to BOD candidates


Hi Drew,

drew wrote on 2011-09-23 22:34:

I note that a number (perhaps all) of the folks declaring to run for a
BOD seat have mentioned their desire to help with the 'daily
operations'.

Would any (all perhaps) of you please describe what you perceive as
those daily operations to entail?

indeed, that's a good question. I tried to raise some awareness about that in my blog posting at http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2011/07/13/what-does-it-mean-to-be-in-the-board-of-directors/

Basically, it is about having an overview what is going on, on taking care of legal matters (trademarks, ensuring our web presence fits the local laws, ensuring license compliance, tax stuff, contact with local authorities) and on keeping the whole Foundation running. This also involves taking care of the budget, ensuring we have enough reserve and do not run out of money.

It's very similar to what any manager of a corporation has to deal with, since TDF will have worldwide activities, and many stakeholders involved. You don't have to do everything yourself, but you have to wear the hat and have an overview. Like, if you are not firm in doing tax declarations on your own, you can contract an external professional - but you need to be aware you have to do so. ;)

Florian

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