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From jan i <>
Subject Re: Corinthia, suggested board report
Date Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:51:17 GMT
Andrea had some good points. here is an updated version:


Corinthia is a toolkit/application for converting between and editing common
office file formats, with an initial focus on word processing. It is
to cater for multiple classes of platforms - desktop, web, and mobile - and
relies heavily on web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for
representing and manipulating documents. The toolkit is small, portable, and
flexible, with minimal dependencies. The target audience is developers
to include office viewing, conversion, and editing functionality into their

Corinthia has been incubating since 2014-12-08.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Solve the community crisis and avoid a break
  2. Discuss and decide on a medium-term roadmap
  3. Get the new developers more integrated in the community

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

The community needs immediate help from the IPMC. The community will
most likely break up, unless the IPMC approves a solution is found, or comes
with a acceptable alternative. Due to the the people involved this is kept
in a
private section. We propose to report out of band when the problem is

<private>Content is sent to private@i.a.o to be included</private>

How has the community developed since the last report?

  We are proud that we have managed to make our first release.

  As noted on "issues" we have a severe community problem.

How has the project developed sincs noe the last report?

  Added support for 32/64bit windows.

  Made the setup of a build environment a lot easier, a PPMC provide all
  third party libraries prebuilt.

  A long discussion about licenses lead to major difficulties in deciding
  whether and how to proceed with one of the project’s two main
  components, an end-user editing app. As a result this development is
  being redirected.

  Our buildbot setup is slowly taking shape, this is important since it will
  allow a nightly build as well as a nightly test.

Date of last release:

  2015-08-28 Release 0.1

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2015-04-02 Franz de Copenhague
  2015-06-12 Ian Cunningham


  [ ](corinthia) Daniel Gruno
  [x](corinthia) Jan Iversen
  [ ](corinthia) Dave Fischer

Hope everybody can agree on the changes. Remember September 2nd end of (my)
day is the deadline.

jan i.

On 29 August 2015 at 18:05, Peter Kelly <> wrote:

> > On 29 Aug 2015, at 10:10 pm, Andrea Pescetti <>
> wrote:
> >
> > jan i wrote:
> >> The community needs immediate help from the IPMC. One person is
> >> causing a major break in the community
> >
> > So much has been written in public that I can comment in public. Your
> (Jan's) determined effort to remove Dennis from Corinthia is excessive. The
> fact that you feel the need to single out Dennis so often in the mails you
> write to the dev list, including the mail celebrating 0.1 where you still
> had to take revenge on the "one guy" who tried to slow you down, is frankly
> excessive. This attitude may justify that people go (or remain) silent just
> to avoid being the next in your kill list.
> Jan is by no means the only person who has been frustrated, and trying to
> fix the problems we’ve been having. I fully agree with what he has said in
> the report (both the public and private sections).
> What I care about is building great things - code and community - for the
> public good, and without unnecessary bureaucracy. There are many types of
> communities, but I want to be part of one where everyone offers
> constructive criticism and helps to solve problems, not try and slow things
> down or elide entire parts of a project without a valid reason. I can
> tolerate the latter in a paid job, but not as an individual participant in
> an open source community.
> I want to believe in ASF and that it’s possible for me to do the work
> here. If ASF is not able to provide such an environment, then that work
> will necessarily have to happen elsewhere.
> —
> Dr Peter M. Kelly
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