probably many of you haven't believed in this anymore, but it seems we
will soon finally will receive the videos of the Berlin conference.
Unfortunately, due to a couple of sad reasons, it took our video
producers much time to sort this out, but they are making good progress
now. I have seen some presentations already, and if all goes well, in
short time, we should receive the final cut of the videos which we then
will make available on our website.
With regards to the pictures, unfortunately no volunteer showed up yet
to check them, so we cannot make them public. Whether this changes
depends on the number of volunteers working on that. ;-)
So, looking forward to making videos available finally in a short period
of time - sorry for the delay!
one of the legal requirements of running a foundation is to send in an
annual report. In fact, it's two reports: One financial report, which
mostly Thorsten takes care of (thanks so much!), and one activity
report, which is mostly on my desk at the moment.
We need to list all activities we have done, all milestones achieved,
and hand that over to the authorities, to show that we have been doing
what's outlined in our statutes, and that we were active and not just
collected money. ;-)
This report is due end of April, and to be in time and have some reserve
for changes and translations, the board wants to approve it end of March
(!) already. It must be formally approved by the board.
I will look at the announce mailing list as well as the blog, but the
more material I receive, the better it is. So, today, I would like to
ask everyone in the community for feedback:
- What major achievements have you done?
- What events did you participate in?
- Did you get new contributors, donors, supporters?
- Did you participate in any third-party projects on behalf of LibreOffice?
- What were your highlights of the previous year?
In a nutshell: We are about to write a review of our first year as
foundation. The good news is, we have been very active. ;-)
The report will be public, so please only send in information that is
meant for the general public. It does not need to be too technical, so
rather than telling "we have implemented function XYZ, improved API
functions ABC" and so on, make it understandable for a wide audience.
So we can collect all documents in one place, please send your feedback
directly to [hidden email] (I am not subscribed to all
mailing lists). Images, videos, slides and other materials are highly
welcome as well. You would *really* help me a lot if you could send
already some written text I can work with, but if that's not possible,
some keywords are ok as well.
2012 was an exciting and very successful year for TDF, so let's present
this to the public - thank you for your cooperation on this!