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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Introduction
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:30:23 GMT
Same here. Great to see you here, Eike.

/don

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 6:22 PM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:

> On 23 Jun 2011, at 23:15, Eike Rathke wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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/OpenOffice.org full time since I joined
> > StarDivision in 1993, and the StarCalc spreadsheet application's team in
> > 1994.
> >
> > My main field of activity is the Calc spreadsheet core engine, formula
> > compiler and interpreter.
> >
> > I'm also deeply involved with the OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org 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
> > ODFF).
> >
> > Since 2008 a (passive) liaison member of the Unicode Consortium,
> > representing OpenOffice.org.
> >
> > Since 2010 an elected member of the OpenOffice.org 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.
> >
> >  Eike
>
> Great to hear from you again, Eike.  While my association with OOo is
> shorter and smaller than yours (and most of the other Hamburg friends who
> have said hello here) I share your dream :-)
>
> S.
>
>

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