Hi all,

I'll announce my candidacy for a Board of Directors seat at The Document 

Who am I?

I'm  Andreas Mantke, 52 years old, maried and father of two boys. I live in 
North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. I work for a social security institution 
Deutsche Rentenversicherung Rheinland in Düsseldorf. I'm there an office-worker 
had to deal with rules and regulations. Thus I'm very familiar with the German 

I worked since autumn 2002 for the community of OpenOffice.org. I was there 
responsible for the documentation inside the German speaking lang-project for a 
time and started the work on OpenOffice.org Portable there. I wrote also some 
documentation myself, that were published on ther projects website.
I worked with the OOo-extensions-site-project since it's beginning and upgraded 
OOoAuthors-Site to a new Plone environment. I gave also some presentations 
OpenOffice.org (Portable) at conferences and other events and run some bothes 
together with other project members. I'm with TDF and LibreOffice since it's 

I'm one of the founders of the German association Freies Office Deutschland 
e.V., but 
I have no special role there.

What have I done for TDF / LibreOffice?

I continued my work with presentations and running both together with other 
members. Thus we had a both at the Open Rhein Ruhr in Oberhausen and at the 
Cebit in 
Hannover. I set up a new environment for the former OOoAuthors-team (now 
and the German speaking documentation team. I did also some Easy Hacks on the 
LibreOffice code base (especially translation of comments).
Currently I'm working on the new LibreOffice extensions and template repository 
cooperate there with the Plone community.

Why do I candidate for a seat in BoD?

I'm very convinced that we need an open source and free software office suite 
that this development should be done under the hat of our own independent 
meritocratic organisation. Thus I'm supporting The Document Foundation from is 
announcement.  If I'll be a member of the board, I'll work together with the 
board members to shape and grow up the foundation. I think that I could also 
with the paperwork, especially in relation to German authorities, because I 
have some 
experience with this from my daily job and know the German language well ;-).

If you have questions, please ask.

## Developer LibreOffice
## Freie Office-Suite für Linux, Mac, Windows
## http://LibreOffice.org
## Support the Document Foundation (http://documentfoundation.org)
## Meine Seite: http://www.amantke.de 

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