Hello dear members, I'm currently a Member of the Board of Directors of The Document Foundation and I candidate again for another term on the board.
My name is Eike Rathke, I live in Hamburg, Germany, and I work full time on LibreOffice, employed by Red Hat, Inc. Being a code developer (or hacker by heart..) I'm mainly engaged in the areas of the Calc spreadsheet core engine, internationalization and locale data; some may know my nick erAck on IRC. I have been active in the LibreOffice project since 2011 and was in the TDF Membership Committee from 2012 to 2013, from 2013 to 2015 a Deputy of the Board of Directors, and from 2015 to 2017 a Director of the board. My traces with the code and project go back to the very beginning of OOo when I was with Sun Microsystems and even earlier when I worked for Star Division on StarOffice. I'm also an ardent supporter of Free Software in general. In the TDF board I see my responsibility to continue the excellent work the board has achieved so far and further grow the foundation and support its purposes and provide LibreOffice the home it deserves as a project, code base and community of different cultures. Speaking of cultures, I hope the board will represent a balanced mix of aspects of the LibreOffice project, not only across regions but also across different activity fields such as engineering, design, quality assurance, marketing and administration. This to ensure that the foundation and its projects are seen as a place of professionalism worth to invest in and work with. I'd also like to see that more people in regions of the world that are not represented in TDF yet will join us. Full name: Eike Rathke Email address: er...@redhat.com Corporate affiliation: Red Hat, Inc. ~75 words candidacy text: I, Eike Rathke, candidate for a seat on the Board of Directors of The Document Foundation. I am a LibreOffice core code contributor, working full time on the code base employed by Red Hat, Inc. I have been around with the project and TDF since 2011. I want TDF to grow and continue to be a prosperous community that creates and maintains the framework and conditions for a successful LibreOffice development in all its aspects. Regards Eike -- GPG key 0x6A6CD5B765632D3A - 2265 D7F3 A7B0 95CC 3918 630B 6A6C D5B7 6563 2D3A Eike Rathke, Member of the Board of Directors The Document Foundation, Kurfürstendamm 188, 10707 Berlin, Germany Gemeinnützige rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint
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