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From eric b <>
Subject Re: About Team
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2011 23:09:05 GMT
Hi Donald,

Le 20 déc. 11 à 19:39, Donald Harbison a écrit :

> Götz,
> Thank you very much for this information. We wish we had heard from  
> you much sooner.
> Some additional comments and questions inline.
>> To 3:
>> Here is a quote from a kind user who is trying to help us to make  
>> our case. I think this is a pretty good explanation of our  
>> situation: "Oracle used to pay our salaries to work on  
>> OpenOffice,org, but since Oracle turned over to the  
>> Apache Foundation, it no longer pays us. We were primary  
>> contributors to, we love it, and we want to be able  
>> to work on it full-time. Unless a large company or government  
>> hires us to do this (wink, wink, nudge, nudge), we are trying to  
>> support ourselves via donations -- until we are ready to sell  
>> service contracts. Donations to the Apache Foundation, while a  
>> nice thing to do, can not be used for this purpose, so you will  
>> need to donate to Team as a separate entity."
>> And collecting donations is something -- as you know -- Team  
>> always did!
> Yes, but in the past the donations were disbursed for a different  
> purpose,

Must be my english: could you explain "disbursed" please ?

> AFAIK; e.g. support to individuals to travel and attend  
> conferences, education, etc.,

Do you travel for free ?  Reading you, looks like volunteers will  
have to pay for attending events ...

To my knowledge, this money has been spent honestly, and IT was a  
VERY GOOD thing. Ask to the students who received such help to attend  
OOoCon, or any other event ...

Please confirm that I wrongly understood you :-)

Thanks in advance,
Eric Bachard

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