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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS| Info message to post on dev@api and dev@extensions
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:23:49 GMT
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM, TJ Frazier <> wrote:

> Hi, Jürgen,
> Just a typo alert.
> On 8/30/2011 09:21, Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
>> Hi,
>> as the former project lead of the API and Extensions project i would like
>> to
>> post the following message on the and
>> mailing lists to inform all subscribers
>> about
>> the future of these mailing lists. I will probably post something similar
>> to
>> the other project related mailing lists but the dev@ lists are the most
>> relevant.The main goal is to inform and bring the subscribers over to the
>> new Apache project and the ooo-dev list for further communication and what
>> is more important to join the project actively.
>> Comments are welcome.
>> Juergen
>> ####
>> Hi,
>> it's probably not really new for you but nevertheless i would like to
>> inform
>> you that the project found a new home under the Apache
>> foundation (**openofficeorg/index.html<>)
>> and some
>> things are going different under Apache. We will have only one project -
>> Apache Open Office - and the number of mailing lists will be limited to
>> only
>> a few (see**openofficeorg/mailing-lists.**
>> html <>).
>> There is a common consensus that we will create new mailing lists with
>> specific topics if necessary but at the moment we will move forward with
>> only few lists to concentrate the information flow. From my point of view
>> it's an advantage compared to the former setup with many projects and many
>> project related mailing lists.
>> As the project lead of the API and Extension project i would like to
>> inform
>> you that this mailing list will go end of life soon (exact date not known
>> yet) and further discussion on API and Extension specific topics should
>> happen on the mailing list. I recommend that
>> you join the Apache OpenOffice project and subscribe on the ooo-dev list
>> asap and help to make this new Apache project successful in the same way
>> as
>> before under the old setup. Well it's note really a new project but more
>> the
> s/note/not/
>  /tj/ (nitpicker in residence)

thanks, will change it


>  continuation of the former official project. New in the
>> sense
>> that it is now under the umbrella of the Apache foundation.
>> Maybe there will be some mail forwarding mechanisms established to ensure
>> that we won't lose any messages in the future but i hope that you all will
>> subscribe to the mailing lists and that we
>> accept the new project under Apache as it is.
>> The migration of the project infrastructure to Apache is ongoing (source
>> code, website, wiki, forum, ...) and there are still a lot of things to
>> do.
>> Every helping hand is welcome. Some things will change under Apache
>> because
>> of the already existing rules there and we want to be a good and well
>> formed
>> project there. Every change is also the opportunity to make things better
>> (if necessary) in the future. And you can be part of this important move
>> of
>> OOo and can help to move things forward.
>> The good thing at Apache is that it is independent, well accepted in the
>> open source world and all project members are equal. Important is that the
>> rules of the Apache foundation and the project are accepted and that
>> things
>> are getting done.
>> I hope to see you all on the new project and the
>> mailing list soon. I am looking forward to
>> an
>> interesting and challenging future of OOo under the umbrella of the Apache
>> foundation.
>> Regards
>> Juergen
>> ####

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