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The Board of Directors [or "BoD"] is the Foundation's Board of Directors, the main administration of the Foundation's projects and teams. Directors are directly elected by Community Members. The Board of Directors consists of seven (7) members and three (3) deputies. The Board of Directors may launch any other teams or committees ad hoc if necessary.
Chairman of the Board, TDF Founder, Hacker, OASIS ODF TC member, working on the code since 2001
Thorsten was part of the OpenOffice.org project almost from the start, when he joined the then-Sun-Microsystems
development team back in early 2001. He's a computer scientist by education, and a Free Software
enthusiast by heart, a geek from early childhood - and someone who was lucky enough to turn a hobby
into an occupation.
|Eliane Domingos de Sousa
Deputy Chairman Of The board
Interoperability Team leader, CloudOn
Adam is an enthusiastic technologist and a software engineer with experience of 13 years in computer programming in demanding environments. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and he has always loved coding since the days of QBasic.
Joel Madero began using open source software in 2004 during his first year at the University of California, Irvine, where he received degrees in Quantitative Economics and Political Science. Joel joined The Document Foundation (TDF) in 2011 as a computer hobbyist, mostly contributing to the quality assurance (QA) side of the project. During the last two years, Joel has focused on encouraging users to become more involved as contributors, as he is a firm believer that every user has the ability to contribute in making LibreOffice better for everyone. Joel represented QA on the ESC call for a year, helped organize bi-weekly QA calls, has had the chance to commit a few patches, and is actively trying to grow awareness of TDF in the United States
VP of Productivity, Collabora
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free software.
His long involvement with OpenOffice.org starts before it was open
sourced, working with Sun to see how best to integrate it into the
Linux Desktop. OpenOffice.org replaced his previous passion: the
gnumeric spreadsheet and its interoperability. Michael has lead, and
helped to grow OpenOffice.org investment through Ximian, Novell and SUSE. He
has contributed code to many of the components of the suite, and is
excited about the future of the code. He now leads Collabora's Productivity division.
Developer, LibreOffice Package Maintainer at Ubuntu
Bjoern Michaelsen is a currently employed by Canoncial Ltd. and is responsible for the packaging for LibreOffice on Ubuntu. He joined the company and LibreOffice development in February 2011, coming from Oracle (and before that Sun), where he was working on the same codebase for a few years in the Writer/Framework area. Even since long before that he is an open source enthusiast and did start with minor contributions to a range of open source projects.
Developer, Trained Monkey, GSoC Mentor
Fridrich is a Christian and enthusiastic participant in Free Software. He has worked with the LibreOffice code-base for many years improving many aspects of file filters, starting with the Wordperfect filter. After making that a beautiful thing, he moved onto security issues and filters for other formats such as Wordperfect Graphics, Works, Visio, CorelDraw and more. He works for SUSE, and in his spare time maintains different import filters within LibreOffice. He also excels at mentoring, nurturing and including new programmers in the project.
Maintainer of the LibreOffice extension and template site infrastructure, Member of Infrastructure Team
Andreas Mantke made his first experience with free software at the end of the 1990s when he started to use a SuSE Linux distribution. That time he tried out also some of the development packages of OpenOffice.org. In 2002 he joined the project of the free office suite and wrote his first howto 'First Steps in Impress'. He served for about four years as contact person for documentation in the project and wrote some more howtos. He got involved also in some other subprojects e.g. documentation and extensions website, and worked with the Portable team. Andreas supported the way to an independent foundation as the home for development of the office suite and its community from the announcement in September 2010 and started working for LibreOffice and The Document Foundation on different areas during his spare time then. He surfed as a deputy member on the Board of Directors of at the Document Foundation since its establishment in February 2012. He works for the infrastructure team of the foundation, administrate the LibreOffice extensions- and templates-site and attends many events on behalf of the foundation and LibreOffice.
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. Developer, hacker, transpositionizerEike is a StarOffice/OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice hacker since the early days at Star Division, later Sun Microsystems, one other company and now Red Hat, Inc. He was also a member of the OASIS technical committee for the Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) and an editor of the OpenFormula part (aka ODFF) of the ODF standard. His main areas of expertise are the Calc spreadsheet core, formula compiler and interpreter, number formatter/scanner, the i18n framework and locale data. Eike is an ardent supporter of Free Software and the idea that unlike religion spreading knowledge is the only possible rescue of mankind.
Norbert joined the project with his first code