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Hello Paulo,

Le Mon, 9 May 2011 18:17:00 -0300,
Paulo de Souza Lima <> a écrit :

2011/5/9 Florian Effenberger <>



I'd like to add a few thoughts of mine to this thread.

I am very sorry to hear what happened and still is happening in
Brazil. To me, as for the whole Steering Committee, it has always
been very important to be not on one side. It is sad for me to see
that there seem to be two groups and lots of changes, and I have
worked with trust, respect and joy with members of both groups, and
I would like to do so in the future as well. As Brazil is far away,
and I don't know the situation very well, I always tried to stay
out of the line of fire, which I hope is understandable.

I don't know why do you feel so sorry. We are very well. Our projects
are growing fast, our contributors either. What I see, from my point
of view, is a lot of noise for nothing. I don't see "groups" either.
I see a whole community and some people who think they can treat it
like a corporation. Everyone have their opinions, that's not mine.

Situation here is: there is a community working hard in many
projects, old and new ones, and a few people acting "behind the
scenes", using their "influence" and trying to push our community to
make things that are convenient to them. And we are resisting. That's
simple like that.

Okay. Then I shall understand that as your refusal to work with TDF,
which you're using names and trademarks. Sorry but that's exactly what
it sounds. 

Please don't use the "but we"re an old community with several years of
content". We are all communities with several years of content. By
building your separate website, you are acting in fact as the filter
you've been describing yourself, that acts as a proxy between people in
Brazil and TDF. Truth is, Brazilian contributors who would be here
would not need your site. In fact they could get their membership. But
that won't happen if they stay on your site. 

I can very well understand that migration takes time. It can take
several months. Now, TDF has been around for 7 months. I look forward
to have a real Brazilian community working on , not
because we want to control it  but because we're one community. We grew
as volunteers, as native-language projects, all of us. There's no

Hope you understand,


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