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 Members

Gabriele Ponzo
Gabriele Ponzo

Chairman of the MC

An early adopter from the StarOffice days, he joined Progetto Linguistico Italiano OpenOffice during the 2009 Conference in Orvieto, and has been part of community until LibreOffice was born. Training and support are his most common activities and he's been working on LibreUmbria and LibreDifesa projects as a teacher.

He is a founder of LibreItalia, where he's also been in the Board of Directors. His contributions are mostly speaking at conferences, some translations, and user support on the Italian and international mailing lists, G+ community. Certified Trainer and Migration Expert from February 2015.

Gustavo Buzzatti Pacheco

Gustavo worked as consultant for, (the Brazilian version of and LibreOffice for 12 years. As consultant, he has been involved in more than 200 migration projects in Brazil. During this time, he contributed as a voluntary in many areas of the project (documentation, marketing, digital inclusion,...). At present, he is working as systems analyst at the IT Foundation of the Municipality of Canoas and his collaborative work is related with some extensions that he has developed. He is also the hand behind of two instances of ODF Validators and the @opendocument account on Twitter.


Muhammet Kara

Muhammet Kara is from Turkey, member/translator/developer/advocate of various FOSS projects since early 2000s, and he has been contributing to LibreOffice in various ways since 2016, including code contributions, translation, QA work, marketing/advocacy, taking part in the Design Team as a developer.

Ahmad Haris

Haris is the founder of BlankOn, an Indonesian Linux distribution based on Debian testing.  He led the Indonesian FOSS community for some years.  In early years he had run business providing (FOSS) system building and services for government.  During that time they resided WebODF in their system successfully. In March 2018 Haris hosted the LibreOffice Conference Indonesia very successfully.

Marina Latini

Membership Committee Deputies

Jona Azizaj

For the past two years and a half Jona has been part of the LibreOffice community helping jumpstart and nurture the local Albanian community. Her contributions range from localization and community building to marketing and organizing LibOCon 2018. She will use the experience gained during the years to make our community more inclusive and diverse. Jona values freedom as one of the keys to a successful community worldwide and believes that this is something that distinguishes LibreOffice from other projects.

Dennis Roczek

Dennis is living in Munich, Germany, and volunteer in the LibreOffice project since 2013 mainly in administrating and doing “background” tasks for the wiki, working on the content of the wiki itself, and many more “hidden” tasks for most community members. The open and free community is the key goal and he wants to help to reach that goal.

Shinji Enoki
Uwe Altmann