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Re: [tdf-discuss] candidacy for BoD seat


On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 14:01 +0200, Florian Effenberger wrote:
Hello,

hereby, I'd like to announce my candidacy for a Board of Directors seat 
at The Document Foundation. Following-up the post to 
steering-discuss@documentfoundation.org, I'd like to give some more 
details and background about myself, and am happy to answer any 
questions you may have.

My name is Florian Effenberger, am 28 years of age, and I live in the 
very south of Germany, in the beautiful Allgäu, 100 km southwest of of 
Munich. I have been with TDF from the very beginning, serving in the 
Steering Committee, and mostly responsible for marketing and 
infrastructure, a field of activity where I also would like to 
contribute in the future. Previously, I have been involved with 
OpenOffice.org for seven years, for a long time being the marketing 
contact for Germany, and in the end the lead of the international 
marketing project and the distribution project.

I am also in the Board of Directors of the German association "Freies 
Office Deutschland e.V." (translated "Free Office Germany association", 
previously OpenOffice.org Deutschland e.V.), an entity set-up to 
organize and arrange local events and activities, where I have been 
serving since April 2008. FrODeV is also the interim legal entity for TDF.

In my "real life", so to say, I am in the process of finishing my 
studies and -- you may have guessed it given the long e-mails I usually 
write :) -- work part-time as a freelancer for marketing and as a 
freelance journalist, so I have no corporate affiliation at the moment.

My main motivation for the candidacy is to ensure the daily operation of 
the future Foundation, to provide a stable and secure framework not only 
for our worldwide community, but also giving safety and confidence to 
our corporate and private users around the globe.

So, now it's your turn -- I am happy to answer any questions that may 
occur. ;-)


Hello Florian

Thanks for the time and effort you have put in here and over the years,
I place great value, and am assured that others do as well, in your
contributions.

As background for my question to you:

During some SC meetings, you have referred to FrODev.org as "the head
association". 

Recently in an email thread on this list dealing with the question of a
donation a button on LibreOffice web pages for FrODev you and I had this
exchange:

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Drew:
I would not be in favor of handing out literature with LibreOffice
branding that asked for FrODeve specific donations.

Florian:
When FrODeV was the publisher, accountant, bank and legal entity behind 
all of that, <snip>
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I would like to ask your opinion on how you see the relationship between
FrODev.org and TDF evolving after TDF becomes a legal entity.

Best wishes,

Drew Jensen


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