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From Maho NAKATA <>
Subject Re: Reintroducing myself to the OOo community
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:58:45 GMT
Congratulations, and I'm very happy to hear that you'll work
with again OOo. We Japanese community respect you very much.
 Nakata Maho

From: Herbert Duerr <>
Subject: Reintroducing myself to the OOo community
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:02:58 +0200

> Hi,
> I'd like to reintroduce myself as participant in the OpenOffice
> community in my new role as an IBM employee. Even before that change I
> worked on OOo for over ten years. You can find out more details about
> me at where my
> professional profile is hosted.
> My specialities are i18n, text, graphics, platform integration,
> algorithms, performance, debugging, keeping backward compatibility and
> careful refactoring. These are incredibly huge topics by themselves,
> but I'm not afraid to delve into other areas when I see the need.
> Most of the key players in the OOo/LO world know and respect me. I am
> happy that I can continue to work fulltime on our favourite project
> and I like it even more that this open source work happens under the
> well-run framework of the renowned Apache foundation as I appreciate
> its proven and meritocratic structure. I especially understand the
> foundations point of view on licensing which allows companies to
> contribute for the common good who otherwise couldn't dare to touch
> such a project if it had a more restrictive license.
> I have many ideas on how to improve our productivity suite and am
> ready to do what needs to be done. Here are some of the topics in
> their most terse form: regexp remediation, assisting symphony
> integration, interoperability, layout stability, portion to lower
> layers, text justification, performance/scalability, better system
> integration esp. for graphics, optional OpenType features, unicode
> variation selectors, coretext, harfbuzz, 64bit win and mac, better
> filters and many more. I invite you to cooperate at least in these
> areas as they will benefit all related projects.
> Best regards,
> Herbert Duerr

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