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From donald_harbi...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: OOo Monetary Donations
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2011 01:07:35 GMT
Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote on 06/08/2011 08:51:45 PM:

> From: Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Date: 06/08/2011 08:54 PM
> Subject: Re: OOo Monetary Donations
> 
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 1:48 AM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > On Jun 8, 2011, at 6:42 PM, Andy Brown wrote:
> >
> > > Andrew Rist wrote:
> > >> to a foundation independent of Oracle: Team OpenOffice.org e.V.
> > >> searching for a more complete answer
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > > It would be interesting to find out if all funds received for OOo 
were
> > accounted for since the fork.  The e.V changed names and collects 
donations
> > for LibreOffice, http://www.documentfoundation.org/contribution/ .
> > >
> >
> > Please tell me that does not mean that when people go to OOo
> > and make a donation that it winds up in TDF's coffers.
> >
> > Please.
> >
> >
> OK :-)
> 
> Doesn't look like they do, no. They benefit the OpenOffice.org 
community.
> Mind you, that does include LibreOffice.

Are we parsing the meaning of the word 'is' here? I agree that there is 
(1) massive, passionate, and caring OpenOffice.org community. Many have 
expressed a strong desire to move forward, putting past wounds to heal. In 
that spirit, I wholeheartedly agree with you.
A euro, a dollar, a yuan donated to this account is for the (1) 
community...

In the same regard, the Team OpenOffice.org e.V. to which IBM and other 
corporate sponsors provided annual financial support may now wish to 
consider consolidation with http://www.frodev.org/. If that seems 
inappropriate, perhaps both need to be retired, as we pivot into the 
future with the ASF OpenOffice project while the TDF / LibreOffice.org 
project runs in parallel, and something new (I have no clue!) needs to be 
created....all for one, one for all.



> 
> S.

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