Re: [board-discuss] [VOTE] Host the ODF Toolkit project at TDF

2018-11-30 Thread Simon Phipps
As they say at Apache, +1 S. On Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 17:05 Thorsten Behrens Dear board, > > as the discussion seems to have calmed down, and also folks over at > Apache seem to be supportive - let me call a vote: > > * TDF to formally offer the ASF to take over the ODF Toolkit project > * by

Re: [board-discuss] Apache ODF Toolkit migration

2018-11-28 Thread Simon Phipps
Hi! On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 11:12 AM Thorsten Behrens < t...@documentfoundation.org> wrote: > Michael Meeks wrote: > > On 28/11/2018 09:40, Michael Stahl wrote: > > > so i'll propose to migrate the ODF Toolkit to The Document Foundation. > > > > Seems like something the BoD should vote on,

Re: [board-discuss] Public agenda for TDF board web meeting on Friday, November 23rd, at 1400, Berlin time

2018-11-19 Thread Simon Phipps
The BOD would likely need to approve whatever the ESC proposes, sure. On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:46 AM K-J LibreOffice wrote: > Am 19.11.2018 um 11:35 schrieb Simon Phipps: > > Since this primarily affects the software would it not be a topic for > > the ESC? > > As the

Re: [board-discuss] Public agenda for TDF board web meeting on Friday, November 23rd, at 1400, Berlin time

2018-11-19 Thread Simon Phipps
I agree but I was considering just the decision-making aspect rather than the implementation. {Terse? Mobile!} On Mon, 19 Nov 2018, 12:04 Franklin Weng Besides ESC I would suggest to get some more professional visual designers > into this topic. > > Simon Phipps 於 2018年11月19日 週一

Re: [board-discuss] Public agenda for TDF board web meeting on Friday, November 23rd, at 1400, Berlin time

2018-11-19 Thread Simon Phipps
Since this primarily affects the software would it not be a topic for the ESC? {Terse? Mobile!} On Mon, 19 Nov 2018, 11:32 Heiko Tietze I'd like to ask again for a decision regarding the MIME icon. Question was > if we can find a more appearing icon for LibreOffice or create something > more

[board-discuss] Re: Acceptance of BoD role

2017-12-21 Thread Simon Phipps
> > > I, Simon Phipps, elected Deputy Director of the Board of The Document > Foundation, hereby accept this position within the Stiftung bürgerlichen > Rechts "The Document Foundation". My term will start February 18, 2018. > > Signed: Simon Phipps > >

[board-discuss] Board candidate: Simon Phipps

2017-11-24 Thread Simon Phipps
have extensive business experience which I have used to TDF's advantage. Now independent, I'd be honoured to serve again; my priority will be the new challenges of the cloud era." Personal information: My full name is Simon Phipps I am nominated in a personal capacity and have no corporate affiliation

Re: [board-discuss] Procedure Of TDF Board Elections

2017-10-31 Thread Simon Phipps
On 31 Oct 2017 18:54, "Andreas Mantke" <ma...@gmx.de> wrote: Hi Simon, Cor, all, Am 31.10.2017 um 19:19 schrieb Simon Phipps: > > > On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 5:22 PM, Andreas Mantke <ma...@gmx.de > <mailto:ma...@gmx.de>> wrote: > > Hi Cor, all, &g

Re: [board-discuss] Procedure Of TDF Board Elections

2017-10-31 Thread Simon Phipps
On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 5:22 PM, Andreas Mantke wrote: > Hi Cor, all, > > Am 31.10.2017 um 17:12 schrieb Cor Nouws: > > Hi Andreas, > > > > Andreas Mantke wrote on 31-10-17 13:44: > > > >> that's not the topic, I wrote about. I wrote about very close personal > >> or economic

Re: [board-discuss] Harassment and lack of code of conduct

2017-02-01 Thread Simon Phipps
Hi Michael, On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:41 PM, Michael Meeks <michael.me...@collabora.com> wrote: > > > On 01/02/17 14:38, Simon Phipps wrote: > > The Code should indicate that a Trustee can forfeit membership > > for a serious breach. > > Interestingly, he

Re: [board-discuss] Representation in the board in my absence

2016-02-26 Thread Simon Phipps
In order to comply with the bylaws of TDF: I, Simon Phipps, elected member of the board of The Document Foundation, hereby and until further notice nominate the following elected deputies to represent me during board meetings of all kinds, in the order set forth below: 1. Deputy Norbert

[board-discuss] Re: Accepting my position in the Board

2016-01-01 Thread Simon Phipps
I, Simon Phipps, elected Director of the Board of The Document > Foundation, hereby accept this position within the Stiftung bürgerlichen > Rechts "The Document Foundation". My term will start February 18, 2016. > Signed: Simon Phipps > Ich, Simon Phipps, gewähltes

Re: [board-discuss] Questions for the candidates to the board of directors of the Document Foundation

2015-11-25 Thread Simon Phipps
tion and collaboration, and this is sorely needed because of the dominance of proprietary solutions in the lives and minds of the world's computer users. -- *Simon Phipps* http://webmink.com *Office:* +1 (415) 683-7660 *or* +44 (238) 098 7027 *Mobile*: +44 774 776 2816 *or Telegram <https://telegram.me/webmink>*

Re: [board-discuss] Resignation

2013-10-22 Thread Simon Phipps
. Based on the last elections, [2] this is Simon Phipps. I therefore ask you, Simon Phipps, if you accept your new role and want to serve in The Document Foundation's Membership Committee as full member. Florian [1] http://www.documentfoundation.**org/satzung.pdfhttp://www.documentfoundation.org

[board-discuss] Fwd: Conference Moderator

2012-10-14 Thread Simon Phipps
Dear Board, This proposal has been discussed on the Conference list and is unopposed. Please will you consider selecting a person to act as LibreOffice Conference Moderator as described below? Best regards, Simon -- Forwarded message -- From: Simon Phipps si...@webmink.com Date

[board-discuss] Re: [tdf-announce] Results of the 2012 Membership Committee election

2012-09-21 Thread Simon Phipps
of The Document Foundation elected as deputy members of the Membership Committee: * Simon Phipps * Leif Lodahl We want to take the opportunity to thank all past and new members of the Membership Committee for their service to the community, and all candidates for running. Congratulations to the newly

[board-discuss] Membership Committee Election Candidacy

2012-08-13 Thread Simon Phipps
I'm willing to serve once again on the Membership Committee in the event the Membership collectively believes that to be useful. - I was a member of the previous Committee, and acted as the Election Officer for the Document Foundation Board election. - I have had a long involvement with

Re: [board-discuss] Request for TDF server to accommodate alfresco.libreoffice.org

2012-08-08 Thread Simon Phipps
Just out of interest, David, is this a consensus request from the Documentation community? Thanks, S. On 8 Aug 2012, at 19:27, David Nelson wrote: Hi guys, As you know, I have been operating an Alfresco platform for TDF since around January 2011. This platform currently gets used by the

Re: [board-discuss] Request for TDF server to accommodate alfresco.libreoffice.org

2012-08-08 Thread Simon Phipps
On 9 Aug 2012 00:29, David Nelson comme...@traduction.biz wrote: Hi Simon, On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:11 AM, Simon Phipps si...@webmink.com wrote: Just out of interest, David, is this a consensus request from the Documentation community? The docs team leader Jean Weber would prefer to see

[board-discuss] MC Election

2012-07-22 Thread Simon Phipps
Now that all TDF's incorporation is completed and the membership list deposited with the authorities, and I am resigning immediately from the Membership Committee so that the democratic election planned for it can take place. -- Simon Phipps, http://webmink.com/ {Terse? Mobile!}

[board-discuss] Declaration of Internet Freedom

2012-07-02 Thread Simon Phipps
Please will the Board consider adding TDF as a signatory to the Declaration of Internet Freedom: http://www.internetdeclaration.org/freedom Thanks, S.

Re: [board-discuss] Travel Expenses Reimbursement Policy

2012-06-27 Thread Simon Phipps
On 27 Jun 2012, at 15:40, Thorsten Behrens wrote: The policy though states that TDF will reimburse or pay the cost... ...of the lowest coach class fare - which I read that TDF does not insist on you actually booking coach. Of course, that statement is almost meaningless in today's air

Re: [board-discuss] OSCON Expenses

2012-06-18 Thread Simon Phipps
is to be archived by the BoD members and their deputies. Florian Olivier Hallot wrote on 2012-06-16 16:39: +1 Em 14-06-2012 10:09, Simon Phipps escreveu: I've asked around and it seems I am the only member of the Membership Committee or Board likely to be going to OSCON and/or the Community

Re: [board-discuss] T-shirts with LibreOffice logo

2012-06-16 Thread Simon Phipps
with TDF included is for official uses (people representing TDF), and another logo (without TDF) is for community uses. I would also like to make t-shirts with the community-use logo available for sale to the public, with all profits to TDF. I realise that others (including Simon Phipps) have

[board-discuss] OSCON Expenses

2012-06-14 Thread Simon Phipps
I've asked around and it seems I am the only member of the Membership Committee or Board likely to be going to OSCON and/or the Community Leadership Summit in Portland, OR, USA in July. I'm attending at my own expense (well, I am actually getting various organisations to chip in to cover the

Re: [board-discuss] Collateral Scheme

2012-05-01 Thread Simon Phipps
On 1 May 2012, at 09:35, Michael Meeks wrote: On Tue, 2012-05-01 at 00:19 +0100, Simon Phipps wrote: == Call for Action == * Who would be willing to collaborate with me on this? * Is there an upcoming event we can set as a goal so we have a target (lat May-early June)? * Board

[board-discuss] Collateral Scheme

2012-04-30 Thread Simon Phipps
Summary: I propose a scheme for LibreOffice supporters to get materials to use at events. I ask for collaborators and I request an OK for the Board. == Explanation == You may recall that Jean Hollis Weber made a great offer to LibreOffice from the Friends of OpenDocument group a few weeks

Re: [board-discuss] payment options

2012-04-08 Thread Simon Phipps
One more to add to your list is XE Trade (which is part of Western Union). I have used them for several years. They provide bank-to-bank transfers without any fees (apart from the usual exchange rate spread of course). I note that SPI uses them for payments too. http://www.xe.com/xetrade/ S.

Re: [board-discuss] payment options

2012-04-08 Thread Simon Phipps
On 8 Apr 2012, at 19:06, Florian Effenberger wrote: Hi Simon, Simon Phipps wrote on 2012-04-08 15:41: One more to add to your list is XE Trade (which is part of Western Union). I have used them for several years. They provide bank-to-bank transfers without any fees (apart from the usual

Re: [board-discuss] shared calendar

2012-03-30 Thread Simon Phipps
On 30 Mar 2012, at 14:03, Florian Effenberger wrote: I have just created a shared calendar and sent the link to access it to each BoD member individually. This calendar is meant for internal appointments and deadlines, e.g. with the foundation authorities and the tax department. Given the

Re: [board-discuss] payment service

2012-03-25 Thread Simon Phipps
On 24 Mar 2012, at 20:13, Florian Effenberger wrote: Hello, JFYI: as discussed during one of the previous calls, I just contacted a payment service (ePayment) for a quote. Several people asked for a possibility to pay without PayPal, and the corporation I've contacted does offer that,

Re: [board-discuss] Moving forward on the partner NGOs

2012-02-16 Thread Simon Phipps
On 16 Feb 2012, at 11:57, Florian Effenberger wrote: Hello, Charles-H.Schulz wrote on 2012-01-18 12:47: I'd like to move forward on the topic of partner NGOs and the Document Foundation. We have so far two wiki pages, one which is rather broader than the topic:

Re: [board-discuss] New foundation web pages published

2011-11-16 Thread Simon Phipps
On 16 Nov 2011, at 14:16, Michael Meeks wrote: On Wed, 2011-11-16 at 18:59 +0100, André Schnabel wrote: as noticed before, I published some new pages at the foundation website: http://www.documentfoundation.org/foundation/ Looks lovely ! :-) thanks for that. Hopefully it'll

Re: [board-discuss] [RESULT] New Membership Committee voted by the board

2011-11-09 Thread Simon Phipps
: * Andre Schnabel * Fridrich Strba * Norbert Thiebaud * Simon Phipps * Sophie Gautier and the following individuals as their deputies: * Cor Nouws * Drew Jensen We would like to ask all successful candidates to formally accept their vote, by replying

[steering-discuss] Re: Token for voting

2011-10-11 Thread Simon Phipps
://elections.documentfoundation.org/ says it should be asked for electi...@documentfoundation.org. That was where I have sent my first request to. Thanks in advance for your help. 2011/10/11 Simon Phipps webm...@documentfoundation.org The e-mail you gave us was paulo.s.l...@gmail.com - please can

Re: [steering-discuss] Candidacy for Board

2011-10-09 Thread Simon Phipps
the election. Appropriate questions for candidates relate to their suitability to perform the duties of a Director of The Document Foundation[1], which definitely and intentionally do not include developing the code or the documentation. S. -- Simon Phipps Election Officer, TDF 2011 Elections

[steering-discuss] Election Discussions To Discuss List

2011-10-09 Thread Simon Phipps
As per the election rules[1], please direct you candidate questions and responses to disc...@documentfoundation.org and not to here - thanks. S. [1] https://elections.documentfoundation.org/2011/rules.html -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to steering-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org

Re: [steering-discuss] Candidacy for Board

2011-10-09 Thread Simon Phipps
On 9 Oct 2011, at 13:57, David Nelson wrote: Hi Simon, On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Simon Phipps webm...@opensource.org wrote: You're asking a development question that's not among the duties of a member of the Board of Directors. You're obviously welcome to ask community members

Re: [steering-discuss] Candidacy for Board

2011-10-09 Thread Simon Phipps
On Oct 9, 2011 3:04 PM, David Nelson li...@traduction.biz wrote: It would have been so much simpler if the candidates had been allowed to answer for themselves. Hey, cool it. No-one is stopping them answering; I'm explaining why they are not. Please read what I wrote calmly and, if you still

[steering-discuss] BoD Election Candidates

2011-10-03 Thread Simon Phipps
Charles-H Schulz Andras Timar Italo Vignoli Alexander Werner If you believe there is an error in this list, please contact me immediately. The Candidate List will become final at midnight UTC. -- Simon Phipps Election Officer, TDF 2011 Elections -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to steering

Re: [steering-discuss] Election of Directors

2011-09-29 Thread Simon Phipps
John: Are you a TDF Member as per the election rules[1] please? I can't find you on the list[2]. Cheers Simon -- Simon Phipps Election Officer, TDF 2011 Elections On 29 Sep 2011, at 11:17, John Rose wrote: My full name is: John Aaron Rose e-mail: john.aaron.r...@googlemail.com

Re: [steering-discuss] SPI donation page

2011-09-11 Thread Simon Phipps
On 11 Sep 2011, at 11:57, Sophie Gautier wrote: - have an address (e-mail) where the donation notifications should be sent. As the liaison, I can give mine (gautier.sop...@documentfoundation.org) if you want While there's no problem at all doing this, my experience in multiple groups

Re: [steering-discuss] LinuxCon Europe

2011-08-26 Thread Simon Phipps
On 26 Aug 2011, at 10:32, Florian Effenberger wrote: Hi Italo, thanks for your engagement! Italo Vignoli wrote on 2011-08-26 11:04: Including food, I will spend a maximum of 300 Euro. I am asking the Steering Committee to approve this reimbursement. Given that we can pay this from

Re: [steering-discuss] Re: trademark use request

2011-08-23 Thread Simon Phipps
On 23 Aug 2011, at 13:03, Alexander Thurgood wrote: Le 23/08/11 10:18, Florian Effenberger a écrit : Second thoughts, subject to international copyright laws. Uses are explained our trademark policy. better still : Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy. I agree

Re: [steering-discuss] Re: trademark use request

2011-08-22 Thread Simon Phipps
On 22 Aug 2011, at 20:18, Florian Effenberger wrote: Hi Simon, Simon Phipps wrote on 2011-08-21 22:32: As a matter of general style I believe TDF should not use the controversial expression intellectual property anywhere. I suggest the following phrase: LibreOffice and The Document

Re: [steering-discuss] decision on screenshots

2011-08-12 Thread Simon Phipps
On 12 Aug 2011, at 14:48, David Nelson wrote: Hi Florian, On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM, Florian Effenberger flo...@documentfoundation.org wrote: based on the feedback, this would be my proposal to vote on: I suppose the minor corrections below fall in the category of the beauty

Re: [steering-discuss] addition to trademark policy

2011-08-12 Thread Simon Phipps
On 12 Aug 2011, at 10:02, Florian Effenberger wrote: Hi, Caolan McNamara wrote on 2011-08-11 12:26: Alright, swap the logos, default to non TDF one. if we do so, are there any objections to my proposed trademark policy change? Here it is again for convenience: old version: ==

Re: [steering-discuss] decision on screenshots

2011-08-10 Thread Simon Phipps
-- Simon Phipps, http://webmink.com/ +44 774 776 2816 or +1 415 683 7660 Independent Global Open Source Expertise On 10 Aug 2011, at 09:21, Florian Effenberger wrote: Hi Simon, Simon Phipps wrote on 2011-08-07 14:44: This is too strong. The fact is, every action any project takes

Re: [steering-discuss] Re: trademark use request

2011-08-10 Thread Simon Phipps
On 10 Aug 2011, at 15:04, Alexander Thurgood wrote: Le 31/07/11 16:53, Florian Effenberger a écrit : Hi Florian, hmmm... do I get it right that not mentioning any trademark protection is better than mentioning that a mark is protected, but not naming the registrant? The easiest way

Re: [steering-discuss] decision on screenshots

2011-08-08 Thread Simon Phipps
:-) What is the precise issue you have with the proposed amended language, Tom? Please be specific so we aren't just appealing to the gallery here. I assert that the language I am proposing is a minor change that has the same effect as the earlier text but ensures we do not leave hostages to

Re: [steering-discuss] decision on screenshots

2011-08-08 Thread Simon Phipps
On 9 Aug 2011, at 01:00, Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) The precise problem i have with the amended wording is that it reverses the meaning of the 2 paragraphs. Florian did a minor adjustment but your's completely changes it to say the opposite of the original. :-) It does nothing of the

Re: [steering-discuss] decision on screenshots

2011-08-07 Thread Simon Phipps
The Steering Committee acknowledges that there is a small legal risk involved for screenshots on non-free operating systems, but the risk is deemed low. This is too strong. The fact is, every action any project takes is subject to legal risk. Name one that isn't. All that's happened here is

Re: [steering-discuss] decision on screenshots

2011-08-07 Thread Simon Phipps
: Simon Phipps si...@webmink.com To: steering-discuss@documentfoundation.org Sent: Sun, 7 August, 2011 13:44:24 Subject: Re: [steering-discuss] decision on screenshots The Steering Committee acknowledges that there is a small legal risk involved for screenshots on non-free operating systems

Re: [steering-discuss] Request for changes of Membership Committee

2011-07-13 Thread Simon Phipps
On 12 Jul 2011, at 15:51, Andre Schnabel wrote: Von: Michael Meeks michael.me...@novell.com I'd also like to ensure that we have more core, and/or code contributors in there - or perhaps I'm missing something. My primary goal is to have people at the MC who attent meetings so that we

Re: [steering-discuss] Re: screen-shots Documentation Team

2011-07-10 Thread Simon Phipps
Thanks, Alex. The fact there may be the scope to make a case is different from a calculation of whether this specific instance is likely to result in one. I do not doubt that it's possible to make a case; I'm saying there is no reason to believe in this specific instance that the risk of

Re: [steering-discuss] Re: screen-shots Documentation Team

2011-07-09 Thread Simon Phipps
On 9 Jul 2011, at 16:48, toki wrote: On 07/08/2011 05:14 PM, Simon Phipps wrote: Or it might not. The actual Microsoft rules in the EULA (which I agree need to be observed) suggest not. There are more than 50 EULAs for Microsoft Windows 7. Throw in the other versions of Microsoft

Re: [steering-discuss] Re: screen-shots Documentation Team

2011-07-09 Thread Simon Phipps
As someone who also has worked in this field for the best part of a decade, and given the advice Alex has already provided appears extreme, I would suggest also seeking counsel from another specialist if TDF wishes to pursue this path, perhaps from SFLC. S. On 9 Jul 2011, at 22:26, Bernhard

Re: [steering-discuss] Re: screen-shots Documentation Team

2011-07-08 Thread Simon Phipps
On 8 Jul 2011, at 12:06, Alexander Thurgood wrote: Le 08/07/11 12:01, David Nelson a écrit : David, How much clearer can this page be : snip It is very clear indeed that it is protecting /Microsoft products and property/. I see nothing there indicating that images of a LibreOffice

Re: [steering-discuss] Re: screen-shots Documentation Team

2011-07-08 Thread Simon Phipps
On 8 Jul 2011, at 13:09, Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) Except screen-shots in Windows can't have any useful arrows or circles to point out the exact thing being talked about in the documentation. Only screenshots of /Microsoft/ products. They can't even be cropped to show off particular

Re: [steering-discuss] SC calls via Mumble or OpenMeetings

2011-06-27 Thread Simon Phipps
On 27 Jun 2011, at 09:00, Thorsten Behrens wrote: Florian Effenberger wrote: In my opinion, the Steering Committee calls will take place on the regular phone line in the future as well. I do *not* anticipate Mumble or OpenMeetings for that, as often people join from on the road, and a

Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Re: [steering-discuss] Fwd: Thanks for the interview today

2011-06-10 Thread Simon Phipps
On 10 Jun 2011, at 12:22, Andrea Pescetti wrote: Italo Vignoli wrote: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2077963/libreoffice-ready-commercial-distribution-months-document-foundation http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2077979/document-foundation-promises-enterprise-ready-libreoffice-august