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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "September2012" by David Fisher
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2012 03:48:28 GMT
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+ 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. We are discussing the makeup of the future PMC. This will be a slow process as we digest
input from our Mentors. We are separating our discussion about who should be a PMC member
from what makes an ideal PMC member. The first will remain private for now and the second
will be renewed on ooo-dev.
+ 2. We have begun discussing the Chair.
+ 3. Continue our review of distributed articles to ensure compliance with ASF policy.
+ We expect to graduate in the next quarter.
+ Issues for IPMC or ASF Board Awareness
+ No new issues at this time.
+ In regards to the ooo-private leak reported on our last report. The PPMC is satisfied with
the result. The Board is aware of the result as well. If this issue needs further discussion
please ask on ooo-private.
+ Community Development/Outreach Progress
+ There are now 110 committers with 72 of those on the PPMC. Relative to the last report,
that is an increase of 15 committers and a decrease of 3 committers on the PPMC (following
an audit to reconcile subscribers to the ooo-private mailing list).
+ We have improved to act more as a self organized project to address and solve project related
topics (e.g. forum moderation)
+ We are putting more effort into addressing trademark and third-party distribution requests.
Ongoing emphasis as to how to accommodate and track these requests is becoming an important
+ We are increasing our global reach by recruiting volunteers to help update and maintain
the large set of native language home pages
+ Because our product is client-centric, we have put additional focus on our social networking
accounts – Google +, Facebook – in collecting feedback and ideas from our user base.
+ Project Development Progress
+ We released Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 on August 23, 2012. This was primarily a maintenance
release and included:
+ Official Source tarballs in English
+ Six different client platform convenience install versions in 19 languages
+ Software development kit packaging for 5 platforms
+ Language packs for 19 languages
+ Fixes for 69 bugs and an important security fix
+ Over 1.4M downloads the first week.
+ A summary of downloads for the installs can be found at:
+ The build artifacts in this last source release do not strictly follow guidelines as some
fallback downloads of dependencies do access svn.a.o. This has been fixed in trunk by eliminating
the use of svn in all cases.
+ 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. Older versions of OpenOffice (3.1 and less) are problematic when we turned these
on it created a DDOS attack on which we regret.
+ The IBM Symphony code (mentioned in the June report) was brought into svn in mid-May. There
was discussion on the ooo-dev list about how best to use/integrate this contribution. After
some discussion, the community was most in favor of integrating Symphony aspects into the
current AOO base over a period of time, rather than the reverse.
+ Community support forums remain popular with users but registration seems to have stabilized.
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.
+ The developer list, ooo-dev, now has more than 440 subscribers and remains very active.

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