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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Refactoring the brand: Apache ooo + (was branding)
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:04:25 GMT
On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
<> wrote:
>  1. Well, if we *have* to require an iCLA because we choose (or are limited to) an approach
that makes iCLA mandatory, there is nothing to be gained by conducting a survey on the matter.
>  2. If we come up with an approach where nothing is changed with regard to what is currently
user-editable, we don't have to stir anything up by even raising the iCLA question.
> So maybe we need to resolve whether we can offer (2). I believe there is strong interest
in being able to do that, especially in the short run.

I'm not discussing the iCLA.   I'm talking about community
development.   I'm suggesting that we make the wiki contributors aware
of the move to Apache and invite them to join.  I'd like to do the
same, via appropriate means, more broadly, to all of the OOo mailing
lists, as well as on the website.

> We have heard from infrastructure and security (via infrastructure) that there are some
technical arrangements to deal with, but I have seen nothing that compels our disrupting current
registrations and user-editing permissions.  (There are a modest number of special-privileged
cases and they should be dealt with as individually, seems to me.)

The PPMC needs to have a plan for how it exercises oversight over the
project's websites, including the wiki.  Having unknown, anonymous
users, unknown to the PPMC, with the ability to ban users and delete
pages is not a good start in exercising oversight.

As was discussed previously on this thread, one approach was to ensure
that anyone who had more-than-user rights would need to be approved in
that role by the PPMC.

>  - Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Brown []
> Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 09:35
> To:
> Subject: Re: Refactoring the brand: Apache ooo + (was
> Dennis,
> We are working on some ideas only.  There are questions on how to deal
> with the current OOo wiki and move it to Apache servers.  The concern is
> that there will be a lose of "active" users if there is a big change in
> the way edits are made, i.e. requiring an iCLA.  At this point we do not
> have any hard numbers on way maybe lost and trying to see if we can get
> those users involved to see what path we need to take.
> Andy
> Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
>> Let's slow down here.  I don't recognize any alignment on what it is we think we
are asking for (or attempting to do).  This is going way over the edge past JFDI and/or lazy
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andy Brown []
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 09:00
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Refactoring the brand: Apache ooo + (was
>> Terry,
>> Where would be the best place on the wiki to place a notice directing
>> users to connect here or at least see if they would be willing/able to
>> send in an iCLA?
>> Andy

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