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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: *DRAFT* June board report...please help
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:20:02 GMT
On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Ross Gardler <>wrote:

> On 6 June 2012 00:14, Kay Schenk <> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Ross Gardler <
> >wrote:
> ...
> >> You probably also want to mention that the PPMC is starting to plan
> >> for graduation.
> >>
> >
> > Well I did mention that we were in the "discussion" stage on this, but I
> > can be more explicit.
> I missed it, not sure if that was my rush to give you feedback or
> whether it needs to be more explicit - your call on that one.

Well we are still basically in the discussion stage at this point. So, I
think this is sufficient.

> Oh, and I forgot to say thank you for picking this up.
> Ross
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective

OK, here is the latest revision--and guess what, after some digging, I
found the SPI deal is done! YAY!

and Dave, thank you...we have been REALLY busy since March! centuries in
AOO time!

I should get some actual numbers re committers from Dennis soonish.  The
formatting is a mess here but it should come out better for the wiki post.

June Board Report

Project Name and Brief Description:

OpenOffice (was

* OpenOffice entered incubation 2011-06-13

OpenOffice is an open-source, office-document productivity suite providing
six productivity applications based around the OpenDocument Format (ODF).
OpenOffice is released on multiple platforms.  Its localizations support
have supported 110 languages worldwide.

Most Important Items To Address Toward Graduation:

  1. Review of distributed articles to ensure compliance with ASF policy
  2. Given the size and scope of OpenOffice, continue work on "community
readiness" espeically with refgard to
    organization and communication style.
  3. Increase size and diversity of the active development community

We have started preliminary discussion concerning graduation, and are
putting renewed emphasis on these items
as we would like to propose graduation within the next month.

Issues for IPMC or ASF Board Awareness

  - Leaks from ooo-private to outside agencies

  Possible leaks of information from the ooo-private email list are
  being investigated. Our first objective is to first establish if and
  how leaks occurred. Once full details are available we will be working
  to address the issue directly. No action is currently required from
  the board and an update will be provided, at the latest, in our next

Community Development/Outreach  Progress

  - Since our last report we have voted in 7 (?) new Committers/PPMC
  - Since our last report, 2 committer/PPMC members have resigned
  - We have improved to act more as a self organized project to address
    and solve project related topics (e.g. forum moderation)
  - We were able to successfully transfer SPI funds formerly earmarked for
    to the ASF. See permalink:
    These funds, as previously discussed, will primarily be used for
developer travel when needed.
  - We accepted an offer from SourceForge to host our older 3.3 version and
provide client installs of
    latest release 3.4. This event was accomplished after much discussion
among members and consulation
    with mentors.
  - Due to heightened interest, we are putting more resources (services,
volunteers) into translation efforts
  - We are more putting effort into addressing trademark and third-party
distributin requests. Ongoing emphasis as to
    how to accomodate and track these requests is becoming an important
  - We are putting renewed emphasis on recruitment to assist with maintaing
now abandoned former native-language
    project web sites.
  - Established various social programming accounts for additional
outreach: Twitter, Google+, Facebook
  - Setup two additional native language mailing lists

Project Development Progress
  - Pootle services for the project were established and used.
    Translation services will be ongoing as new contributors for this
service join.
  - We released Apache OpenOffice 3.4 on May 8, 2012.
    This release included:
      Five different client platform install versions in 15 languages
      Source tarbalss in Engligh
      Software development kit packaging for 5 platforms
      Language packs for 15 languages

    A summary of downloads for the installs can be found at:

  - We are currently working on an alternate repository for category-B code
to comply
    with graduation requirement
  - Prepartion was made for importing IBM Symphony chages into the
OpenOffice repository
    This should be complete by the time of the June board meeting.
  - Testing and implementation of old update service for OpenOffice has
been accomplished.
    This service is for older OpenOffice clients to identify updates and,
optionally, install
    an update if available.
  - Community support forums remain popular with users but registration
seems to have stablized.
    The ooo-users list also is quite active.
    As Apache OpenOffice is a client product, we continue to investigate
ways to direct
    users to appropriate support venues.


"Everything will be all right in the end...
      if it's not all right then it's not the end. "
             -- Sonny, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

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