[VOTE] New proposal for hiring in-house developers.

Dear Cor, board and TDF members,

Dear people,

Thanks for the constructive feedback on the proposal.
Various changes applied, I now call a vote for the resolution below.

Your response within 72 hours from now is much appreciated.



## TDF Developer Hiring Resolution 2022


- with TDF stewarding, among other things, a well-working symbiosis of
  various companies and volunteer developers inside of the LibreOffice

- given that in the current situation, there are certain areas where
  extra developers can add value with additional activities, that
  complement the existing contributions;

- with this being an ongoing need;

Therefore the board resolves that:

- TDF will seek to hire a developer(s);

- who will report to the ED as a regular team member, and consult weekly
  with the ESC, which will oversee the technical direction of the work;

- who will work in such a way, that both volunteer and ecosystem peers
  regard them as helpful, supportive and complementing their own work;

- for whom as the initial areas of work, the board identifies
  improving RTL/CTL writing support and accessibility for LibreOffice;
  as well as mentoring new volunteers in these specific areas.
  After that, depending on skills available, Writer tables, Base,
  general regression fixing, Draw, and Math are the next focus areas;

- thus, there will be two job postings, with requirements matching the
  initial focus areas listed above, and one or two developers will be
  hired initially;

- after 6, and after 9 months following the developers starting their
  work, the board will do an assessment of the situation and results.

Requirements for the candidates:

* Very good C++ development skills;
* Proven experience with Accessibility and/or RTL/CTL, additional CJK
  experience is a strong plus;
* Love for open source;
* Team players;
* Experience with LibreOffice development is a plus.

Footnote: for a requirements analysis on the need for hiring
developers, please refer to information on the pages 3-8 of the
abandoned dev proposal:
https://nextcloud.documentfoundation.org/s/qofn646Jg6bmPYB "



Many thanks to all the contributors of this and the abandoned proposals!

Best regards,

P.S. I have a While I understand

Thanks to Kendy and Paolo, and all of the contributors, who
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I here speak in my capacity as a Member of the Board of Trustees.

Why do you want brought this to the list tdf-internal for further discussion? Something that here should be hide away from now on?

AFAICS until now an appropriate discussion (board-discuss!) and expression of several opinions on the subject.




Thanks for your efforts.

Ayhan YALÇINSOY, Member of the Board of Directors
The Document Foundation, Kurfürstendamm 188, 10707 Berlin, DE
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The Board of Directors at the time of voting consists of 7 seat
holders (not including deputies). In order to be quorate, the vote
needs to have 1/2 or more of the Board of Directors members, which
gives 4.

A total of 7 Board of Directors members have participated in the vote.

The vote is quorate.

A quorum could be reached with a simple majority of 4 votes.

Result of vote: 5 approvals, 2 abstains, 0 disapprovals.
Decision: The proposal has been accepted.

One deputy supports the motion.

[NB: Rest assured, I would say, that we took notice of the discussion.]

Hi all,

because there are three directors with a CoI (as explained already) the
three votes of this directors a null.

Thus there are only two valid approvals and two abstain. Because at
least four members (those without a CoI) participated the majority of
votes is 3.

Because only two valid approvals were given, the proposal was disapproved.


dear people,

Let me add the positive news to this discussion that TDF will be hiring two experienced developers, as a result from the board’s approval of the above proposal!
More of course soon.