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Novell Staff Not Elected for OpenOffice.org Position

Posted in Novell, Office Suites, OpenOffice, Oracle at 6:53 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Andreas Bartel gets elected to serve in the Community Council

IN RECENT months we warned that Novell had become a threat to OpenOffice.org because of Novell’s relationship with (and obligations to) Microsoft. Novell’s Thorsten Behrens, for example, was trying to get elected for the Community Council [1, 2, 3], but the news is in that he is out again:

Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:37:15 +0200
From: Cor Nouws <oolst@nouenoff.nl>
Subject: [discuss] Results for the Community Council Elections (2010-06)

Hi everyone,

The results of the elections for the Product Development Representative, held in June/July are now available.

The results are:
Andreas Bartel 27 Votes
Thorsten Behrens 11 Votes

The observers, Mechtilde Stehmann, Sophie Gautier and Drew Jensen have all approved and confirmed the results. My thanks to them and to Stefan
Taxhet, who managed the voting apparatus and to Christoph, who took the main part in organising the elections.

Please join me in welcoming Andreas. I also wish to thank both Andreas and Thorsten for their willingness to serve on the council.

If you want to know more about the current elections, the underlying process, or the Community Council – please have a look at:

http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Community_Council/Elections/2010-06

Finally the request to the project leads, to forward this mail to the project members that might be interested. Thanks in advance!

Kindest regards,
Cor

Andreas Bartel is from SUN (now Oracle).

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