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From Donald Harbison <>
Subject [PERSONAL] My absence
Date Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:28:20 GMT
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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