Introducing Myself

Italo Vignoli italo at
Fri Apr 29 23:09:27 UTC 2016

I am also one of the founders of the LibreOffice project, which means
that I have contributed to the initial discussion about the structure
and the governance of the project, and I have drafted the marketing
strategy to bootstrap the project itself.

I am happy to provide my experience on the subject, although I find it
rather funny to read that "LibreOffice is several years ahead" as the
project is just over 5 years old.

I would personally love to see Thunderbird within TDF, but - being a
community member who has fighted for the independence of the software
project I was contributing to as a volunteer - I completely understand
the challenge faced by Thunderbird community council.

Please feel free to ask any question, if this can help the decision.
Although I have a marketing background, I am know for being more than
straightforward in providing my opinions.

Best, Italo

On 29/04/2016 23:28, R. Kent James wrote:

> You're probably aware that Thunderbird has been talking for a couple of
> years now about the need for a long-term legal and financial home, and
> LibreOffice was one of the candidates for that. In any case, I've
> studied the LibreOffice organizational structure quite a bit, and talked
> with staff I've met at conferences, trying to learn things that would be
> beneficial to Thunderbird. We have very similar issues, and LibreOffice
> is several years ahead of Thunderbird in learning to function as a
> large, end-user-focused open source project.

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