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From Donald Harbison <>
Subject Re: Future of OOo
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2011 10:56:12 GMT
Hi Ross,

Let's ensure an emphasis on this statement from the Rationale:

 "ASF would enable corporate, non-profit, and volunteer
stakeholders to contribute
code in a collaborative fashion."

The ASF's inclusive approach combined with the the recognition of
LibreOffice community as an important and valued partner...

"The Apache OpenOffice project will seek to build a constructive
working and technical relationship so that the source code
developed at Apache can be readily used downstream
 by LibreOffice, as well as exploring ways for their upstream
 contributions to be integrated.."

...will help the audience to better understand why Apache has such a broad
and diverse range
of projects, with its decade+ record of success.

The end of a corporate controlled project, and the beginning of two new open
source projects with
essentially one community committed to improving the best, free and open
alternative(s) to the dominant proprietary an historically
significant event in the
software industry.

Therefore, a call-to-action, needs to focus on identifying all the areas of
available within community of shared interests as suggested...

"There will be other ways we will be able to collaborate, including jointly
sponsored events,
interoperability 'plugfests', standards development, shared build management
shared release mirrors, coordination of build schedules and version numbers,
defect lists, and
other downstream requirements. We will make this relationship a priority
early in the life of the


On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 6:26 AM, Ross Gardler <>wrote:

> As this list knows i will be speaking at the 6th ODF Plugfest on what
> it means to OOo to be in the Apache Incubator. Since I am only a
> mentor and not a committer my presentation will focus on the Apache
> Way rather than the future of OOo. My intention is to communicate the
> open and, in particular, the vendor neutral, environments that we need
> to create for the Apache OO.o project to be a success.
> However, I would like to spend a few minutes on the medium to long
> term technical goals of the community today. I will use the original
> incubator proposal to inform this section of my presentation. However,
> if anyone on this list feels that I should highlight anything specific
> please let me know and I'll do the best I can.
> Similarly, if there is any specific "call to action" the community
> would like me to make please suggest it here.
> Ross
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective

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