Le 2010-12-30 20:23, drew a écrit :
The subject no one wants to have to deal with - money.
Early on there was talk about forming a legal entity in the US to
promote LibreOffice - I was asked to not pursue that discussion and in
the mailing list I said it would be best to table the discussion.
IMO the time to pick it up from the table is upon us.
A quick review of the mailing lists and I would say there is maybe 14
active folks from the US - not a lot, but enough.
Quite simply, there is no reason from anything I can see to expect any
real funding coming from TDF. Which begs the question - Where from then?
I would ask those on the list here to review the site http://ooodev.org
and ask questions about it if need be - what I propose is the formation
of a _similar_ organization in the US, or I should say, to be precise,
that it is a good point to see if this fits in with the desires of
others and if so, to begin discussing how to make it happen.
I would support a funding model for the US group. I believe this could
help foster more corporate/member support as well as participation. This
seems to be the nature of the US market, very much as BrOOffice.
Not sure if this is the right time to do it though. IMO, I think it
would be more important to work on US membership first. This would
establish a larger hierarchical meritocratic group. There would then be
a larger natural establishment of roles in the group. Maybe after this
go for a funding model.
I am ... Canadian
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