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25 October 2010, 10:48 Council members resign - Update

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Following the call that Council members which were also involved with The Document Foundation and LibreOffice development should resign due to a conflict of interest, two members have now officially stepped down.

During an Internat Relay Chat (IRC) meeting of the council on the 14th of October, Louis Suárez-Potts, Community manager of for Oracle, called for members of The Document Foundation to resign from the Council. Christoph Noack, former Product Development Representative, and Florian Effenberger, former marketing project lead and German marketing contact, have responded with formal resignation emails.

Noack says in his email that his "idea of a stable and working open-source environment differs from what I currently perceive when we talk about certain community structure characteristics." Effenberger notes that he feels it's unfortunate that some people view and LibreOffice as separate and conflicting projects and that he hopes there will be a resolution in the future.

Update - Charles-H. Schulz, lead of the Native-Language Confederation of resigned from the Council on the 22nd. Thorsten Behrens, co-project lead on the Graphic System Layer, resigned on the 25th and Sophie Gautier, lead of the French Native Language project, resigned on the 26th.

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