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From Pierre Smits <>
Subject Fwd: The ASF and Apache OFBiz (was: Re: ASF Status website and project health reporting)
Date Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:27:43 GMT
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From: Pierre Smits <>
Date: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 3:19 PM
Subject: The ASF and Apache OFBiz (was: Re: ASF Status website and project
health reporting)
Cc: "" <>,, Noah Slater <>,,,, Craig L Russell <>,
Ross Gardler <>, Jacques Le Roux <>

Hi Gabriella,

I have been pondering a bit on how Apache OFBiz could support The ASF as
the unified front end regarding:

   - subscribing to and unsubscribing from mailing lists of projects and
   - profiling the Projects, Corporate Officers, ASF Members, Vice
   Presidents, PMC Members, Committers, Contributors and Offices
   - the invitation processes regarding new ASF Members, PMC Members and
   - the 'Change of Guard' process regarding Board Members, Office and
   Project VPs

Based on some demo data I have mocked up how this could look like and have
created a Powerpoint to show and explain this a bit.
In the attached PDF you can get a feel of some screenshots. In the notes of
each slide you'll find a short description.

If you would like to investigate and/or pursue the possibilities further,
feel free to contact me to exchange ideas, viewpoints, etc. If you have
trouble accessing the attached file please send me a note.

Best Regards,

Pierre Smits

Services & Solutions for Cloud-
Based Manufacturing, Professional
Services and Retail & Trade

On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Gabriela Gibson <>

> On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Pierre Smits <>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Recently we exchanged some thoughts (twitter and otherwise) regarding the
> > status of Apache top level projects and about how the reporting by the
> > to the projects and the wider communities could be improved.
> >
> > Currently the status pages at regarding project
> > health (commit activity and mailing lists) don't allow drill down into
> > individual projects. Is it achievable to get this kind of functionality?
> >
> > Can we (as the ASF) also provide insights in number of people joining and
> > leaving the mailing lists of the projects and show what the trending
> topics
> > over the periods?
> > But also reporting on average depth and width of mailing list threads?
> >
> > I do believe that these kind of insights will help monitoring project
> > health and investigate where projects can improve regarding community
> > building.
> >
> >
> > I'm not so sure that mailing list subscription counts are very
> representative -- I recently unsubscribed from almost every forum I had
> ever joined because classification by labelling in gmail is a hit and miss,
> and the deluge of mails that were incorrectly sorted was too much.
> Instead, I use the web interfaces for those forums now.
> So, I would like to see the mailing list web interface be improved:
> Better thread navigation; and the ability to 'one-click (un)subscribe' to a
> given thread or a watch for keywords in the subject(subject to being logged
> in).  Being able to choose a digest or continuous format on a per-case
> basis would also be nice.
> If that could be done, collected statistics about participation would be
> far more reliable and informative.
> G
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