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From Eike Rathke <>
Subject Introduction
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:15:07 GMT

Before I wade through the 908 messages that I pulled from the archive
let me introduce myself briefly (you may already have read some of the
following elsewhere..)

I live in Hamburg, Germany.

I was working on StarOffice/ full time since I joined
StarDivision in 1993, and the StarCalc spreadsheet application's team in

My main field of activity is the Calc spreadsheet core engine, formula
compiler and interpreter.

I'm also deeply involved with the internationalization
(i18n) framework, partly arisen from the various needs of the number
parser/formatter used in Calc and other OOo applications, coordinating
the related work. Support of new locales, enhancements and changes to
locale data are my main interest there.

Co-Lead of the Calc spreadsheet application project.
Co-Lead of the localization (l10n) project for the i18n framework.

Since 2006 I'm a member of the OASIS OpenDocument Format (ODF)
committee, mainly working on the formula specification (OpenFormula aka

Since 2008 a (passive) liaison member of the Unicode Consortium,

Since 2010 an elected member of the Community Council.

I love sailing offshore and cycling onshore.

I'm known on the net as erAck.

I join as an individual, not as an Oracle employee.

OOo is my baby and I'd like to further nurture and support its
development now that it left parental home after 18 years ;-)

My dream is a collaboration between LO and OOo.


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