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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: [PERSONAL] My absence
Date Fri, 07 Sep 2012 09:05:06 GMT
Hi Don,

On 07.09.2012 09:41, J├╝rgen Schmidt wrote:
> On 9/6/12 10:28 PM, Donald Harbison wrote:
>> I feel it necessary to explain why I have been absent from discussions here
>> and on ooo-private recently.
>> My wife was stricken with a serious medical emergency Wednesday, August
>> 29th. She is recovering after surgery, and is in an intensive care unit
>> here in one of the top hospitals in Boston. Needless to say, my attention
>> is not on Apache OpenOffice as much as I love this project and community.
>> The past week has been personally very stressful and exhausting. Next week
>> looks a whole lot better as her condition has improved dramatically and she
>> is now on the path to recovery.
>> Graduation is a very important goal, I will be doing what I can to help
>> with this. I've also been actively leading the OpenOffice track development
>> for ApacheCon EU. Oliver-Rainer Wittmann has stepped in to take over this
>> effort over the past week. Thank you Oliver.
>> Thanks for your understanding. The medical team is optimistic that my wife
>> will have a full recovery, but it will be a lengthy process.  In the
>> meantime, I do plan to crank up my work engine as her care and situation
>> have now become much more stabilized.
> Hi Don,
> I very glad to hear that she is already on a good way to recover. I wish
> you, your wife and your whole family all the best and the energy that
> will be necessary for the coming weeks.
> Take the time you need and don't think too much about AOO, there are
> more important things.

The same from my side - best wishes for your wife and your whole family.

Best regards, Oliver.

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