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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [PERSONAL] My absence
Date Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:58:19 GMT
Hi Don,

Very sorry for the trauma. Glad that she is stable and recovering.

Thank you for planning the AOO track for ApacheConEU. I enjoyed our discussions with Andrew
and others at the last ApacheCon NA. I'm sure that there will be many more people from the
project then the three of us.

BTW - I am planning to attend ApacheCon NA February in Portland. If I get work clearance I'll
be submitting a presentation proposal (its documents but not AOO.)


On Sep 6, 2012, at 1:28 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.

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