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From robw...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1407344 - /incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/get-involved.mdtext
Date Fri, 09 Nov 2012 02:29:03 GMT
Author: robweir
Date: Fri Nov  9 02:29:02 2012
New Revision: 1407344

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1407344&view=rev
Log:
CMS commit to openofficeorg by robweir

Modified:
    incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/get-involved.mdtext

Modified: incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/get-involved.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/get-involved.mdtext?rev=1407344&r1=1407343&r2=1407344&view=diff
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--- incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/get-involved.mdtext (original)
+++ incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/get-involved.mdtext Fri Nov  9 02:29:02
2012
@@ -16,37 +16,53 @@ Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Softwa
            specific language governing permissions and limitations
            under the License.
 
-You don't need to be a software developer to contribute to 
-Apache OpenOffice.org. To be successful this project 
-requires a huge range of different skills, levels of involvement and degrees of 
-technical expertise. So, if you want to get involved in Apache OpenOffice.org, there 
+## Why get involved with the OpenOffice project?
+
+There are many motivations for why volunteers participate in an open source project
+like OpenOffice.  Some of the more common ones include:
+
+  - To help reduce the "digital divide" by ensuring continued access to free 
+high-quality free productivity applications world-wide.
+  - To help bring the benefits of OpenOffice to you country or region
+  - To "give back" to open source
+  - To learn or practice a new skill
+  - To enhance a résumé or portfolio, showcasing the work you've done in this project
+  - To support a customer or other commercial venture that relies on OpenOffice
+  - To develop credentials for consulting work related to OpenOffice
+  - To bring something to OpenOffice that you've always wanted to see done
+  - To have fun, working with a close-knit international team of volunteers working
+on one of the oldest and most famous open source projects around.
+
+
+## A multidisciplinary open source project
+
+You don't need to be a programmer to contribute to Apache OpenOffice. Our project 
+involves a large range of different skills, levels of involvement and degrees of 
+technical expertise. So, if you want to get involved in Apache OpenOffice, there 
 is almost certainly a role for you. 
 
 We are looking for people to:
 
-  - provide feedback
-  - write or update documentation
-  - help new users
-  - recommend the project to others
-  - test the code and report bugs
-  - fix bugs
-  - give us feedback on required features
-  - write and update the software
-  - create artwork and other marketing materials
-  - translate to different languages
-  - [donate to the Apache Software Foundation](http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html)
+  - Write or update documentation
+  - Help support new users
+  - Test the program and report bugs
+  - Fix bugs
+  - Code new features
+  - Design artwork and other marketing materials
+  - Translate to different languages
+  - Maintain the website and develop new materials
+  - Promote OpenOffice and help explain its benefits
   - anything you can see that needs doing
 
 All of these contributions help to keep a project active and strengthen 
-the community. The project team and the broader community will 
-therefore welcome and encourage participation, and attempt to make it 
+the community. We welcome and encourage participation, and try to make it 
 as easy as possible for people to get involved. 
 
 
 ## How to get started
 
-OpenOffice is a large, complex open source project, with a culture developed over many years
as an 
-independent project, combined with our experience at Apache.  
+OpenOffice is a large, complex open source project, with a culture developed over 
+many years as an independent project, combined with our experience at Apache.  
 
 If you are familiar with Apache-style open source 
 development then you might just jump in.  Subscribe to a relevant project [mailing list](http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.html)



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