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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: Is there an org chart of the previous OOo governance(s)?
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:34:00 GMT
OK, so there was the Community Council and the ESC, as well as the 
"leads" and participants on an array of Projects that worked on specific 
areas of OOo code, websites, outreach, conferences, everything.

Since all these organizations effectively were tied to Sun/Oracle, has 
Oracle officially updated or dissolved those organizations explicitly? 
Or was that part of the transition from Oracle to the ASF that wasn't 

I'm just trying to understand what some of the other previous 
expectations around OOo governance and the brand were, so we can better 
explain what the new governance structure is (i.e., this PPMC and the 
Apache Way) and how we (and others) should refer to the OOo brand now.

- Shane

On 10/12/2011 4:13 PM, Donald Harbison wrote:
> Well, you can take a look at ...and see the
> structure of work division by project and the names of people who were
> associated with those projects in the past.
> There was an Engineering Steering Committee (ESC) where the Sun developer
> staff met with volunteers, but it was largely a Sun/Oracle led affair. See:
> "The responsibility of the ESC is as follows:
>     - Provide advice on technical implementations in case of conflicting
>     interests.
> It is not the forum for making technical decisions in general, this remains
> in the responsibility of the project leads.
>     -
>     Their advice can be overruled by the Community Council."
> Since all the project leads were Sun/Oracle employees, the ESC was intended
> to take input, but not necessarily follow it.
> TDF evolved it to look like:
> The Community Council charter is here:
> ...
> Juergen Schmidt may be able to provide more insight here when he can catch
> up to the list as he was a member of the CC.
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Shane Curcuru<>  wrote:
>> What's the best place to (quickly) learn just who was who and what groups
>> did what in the previous OOo life at Oracle?
>> I see things like Community council and Engineering steering council and
>> lots of projects, but it's not clear yet how they were supposed to be
>> related or helped to manage each other.
>> It might be helpful to work on some simple explanations/diagrams of how OOo
>> used to work, and then show how the new Apache OOo is working.
>> I don't really think this will help. We have the project wiki established
> with a proposed structure. What we haven't done so well is to produce a
> 'Welcome, start here' FAQ and so forth. Dennis offered the first blog entry
> on that way back in July.
> I will offer to update that as soon as I get my credentials to Roller from
> infra.
> /don
>> - Shane

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