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This has been again several crazy days since I last posted anything here, and was a sign that something tremendously good happened.

The Document Foundation had previously decided to incorporate as a full-fledged foundation based in Germany. There were several reasons for this. Among them the geographical proximity of several of its founding members (80% of them live in Europe, 20% come from Brazil, a good half of those who live in Europe are Germans) and the legal instrument itself (this is not a “simple” non-for profit company, it’s a capital-based non for profit perpetual entity) made the german “scenario” a palatable and desirable one. There was one condition though: we needed to gather around fifty thousand Euros for the capital and the setup costs. We had almost nothing to start with! So that’s how we decided to run a fundraising with the objective of fifty thousand Euros or more in one month.

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