Membership Committee

The role of the Membership Committee is defined in the Foundation's Statutes.

The mission of the MC is to administer membership applications and renewals following the criteria defined in the Foundation's Statutes.

Membership Committee 2012 Election Results

 Membership Committee Members

Cor Nouws
Chairman of the Membership Committee

Member Certification Committee, QA, Trainer, Migrations manager

Cor Nouws is one of the founding members of The Document Foundation. Before starting with LibreOffice, Cor Nouws has contributed for years to, among others as community representative in the Community Council. For LibreOffice he continues supporting marketing, QA and other areas, as he did before the free-making of His involvement in the free office community is a natural combination with his position as founder of the Dutch consulting firm Nou&Off, leading in training and migrations for OpenOffice and LibreOffice.
Jean Hollis Weber

Jean Hollis Weber
Technical Writer, Editor, Publisher

Jean is a retired technical writer and editor. She lives in Australia. Her main activity in The Document Foundation is leading the LibreOffice documentation team, producing user guides. She also participates in marketing, including promotional activities at conferences, and contributes in other ways. Jean is also an officer of an Australia-based not-for-profit community association, Friends of OpenDocument, Inc., which publishes the printed editions of the LibreOffice user guides.

Sophie Gautier

Sophie Gautier
FR Localization, Certification Committee Member

Deeply involved in the previous Community, founding member of The Document Foundation, Sophie is now active in the LibreOffice French speaking community and several areas of the overall projects such as the Certification Committee, localization or QA.


Simon Phipps

Simon Phipps
Open Source Consultant

Simon Phipps is an open source consultant who has been promoting and using LibreOffice (and its predecessor since 2000. Find out more at his web site,

Leif Lyngby Lodahl Leif Lodahl
Project Lead Danish Native Lang Project, Community Council Deputy (Native Lang Representative)

Leif Lodahl has been working with localisation of Open Office since 2005 and was one of the founding members of The Document Foundation. He is one of the non-developers that operates mainly with business development, project management and education.