Am 02.11.2015 um 17:38 schrieb Charles-H. Schulz: > (...). > > 1. Do you commit yourself to have enough time and the necessary > technological tools in order to participate to the regularly scheduled > board calls?
Yes. I already did that in the last nearly four years. I asked my employer for some days of vacation to attend all in-person meetings (including informal ones). And I have no issue to use the tools provided by the TDF infra team. > > > 2. Do you commit yourself to follow up and work on (at least) the main > items and actions you have volunteered to oversee or that have been > attributed to you by the board? I did that already within the current board. > > > 3. What are your views on the foundation's budget? How should the > money be spent, besides our fixed costs? The project TDF and LibreOffice needs a good technilogical infrastructure. We invest already in this area and had to go further in this way. This means not only invest in hardware and the use of free software but also in growing up the infra structure team that drive this area (e.g. organize frequent infra meetings/hackfests). Beside this we need to invest more resources in building local (and global) communities with technical and non-technical members. We need to make more local meetings and especially also such with attending devs and non-technical members. We should focus more on educating people about our free office suite and the importance of free standards, especially the default use of ODF. Thus we need to spend more resources and money on traveling of especially local people to events, schools, universities and other opportunities to get our messages across. TDF will support the growth of the ecosystem and will point of the opportunity of business entities to contract developers for implementing features, fixing bugs etc. > > > 4. Should we work towards broadening our pool of contributors, both > technical and non-technical? We already have a vital community of developers and we just contracted a mentor for (especially new) contributors to the LibreOffice development. But I think it's important to focus in the same way onto the more non-technical part. We need to invest more in helping and growing up our local communities, e.g. support more local community meetings, local marketing (roadshows, events etc.) (and joint meetings of technical and non-technical contributors). > > > 5. Should the Foundation -as an entity distinct from the LibreOffice > project or the Document Liberation project- engage into growing its > influence and promoting and defending Free Software and Digital > Freedom? It is, after all, an integral part of its mission per its > very Statutes. If yes, do you have ideas on what should be done about > this? It's part of the mission and I'm promoting free software and open standards as often as possible, e.g. I attended meetings about open data for this reason and talked there about the use of ODF as standard. > 6. How do you view your (potential) role as a member of the board of > directors, given that this position does not give you any specific > functional role inside the LibreOffice or Document Liberation projects? The members of the board are responsible for running the entity according to the regulations. Aside this they are only member of the community with their area of contribution. Their opinions etc. - like those of other community member too - may have some bigger influence in the discussion process because of their experience and knowledge. But that has nothing to do with sitting on the board. > > > 7. What is the biggest problem of the foundation in your opinion? What > is its biggest opportunity? > I would not speak about the biggest problem, but it is always an issue of organisations and it's the field of our biggest opportunity at the same time: Organisations as well as groups tend to have their own language and struggle always with openess, transparency and the culture of welcome. TDF has done a good job in this field already with making decision, income and spendings as transparent as possible. We need to go further in this direction. This is not an easy task, but it is worth to put some effort into this, especially to strengthen TDF's widely recognized organisational culture. This will help us to attract more (also non-technical) contributors and to get supported by other institutions. Kind regards, Andreas -- ## 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 -- To unsubscribe e-mail to: board-discuss+unsubscr...@documentfoundation.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/board-discuss/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted