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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Summit Proposal
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 19:04:08 GMT
It's just a meeting between colleagues.  If all it does is
break a little of the entrenched ice I'd call it a success.

Sure beats email for dealing with emotions/trust.


----- Original Message ----
> From: Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Mon, June 6, 2011 2:59:54 PM
> Subject: Re: OpenOffice.org Summit Proposal
> 
> A summit meeting presupposed that a relatively small number of
> entities have  a relatively well-understood agenda.
> 
> It cannot work as a forum for 50-odd  (!) people to try to find common ground.
> 
> Now, what might these entities  be? At Apache, I claim that the only
> appropriate entity would be an Apache  PMC -- or, by a stretch, a PPMC.
> The direction of OOo at Apache will be set  by the project -- with some
> oversight and guidance by the larger Foundation,  to be sure.
> 
> So it seems to me that this is rather premature. First there  has to be
> a podling, and then it has to jell into a PPMC with a vision, and  only
> *then* would it be in a position to summitize.
> 
> If the ipmc votes  against the podling, we're in novel territory, and
> in that case the  Foundation itself might indeed have reason to open
> discussions with various  and sundry.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Greg Stein  <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon,  Jun 6, 2011 at 14:31, eric b <eric.bachard@free.fr>  wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Le 6 juin 11 à 20:21, Greg Stein  a écrit :
> >>
> >>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 14:18, Alexandro  Colorado <jza@openoffice.org>
> >>>  wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> I'll surrely can make it to the  US if needed. OSCON is good, but would
> >>>>  like
> >>>> to know if there will be enough OOo people there to  ensure there would

be
> >>>> an
> >>>> useful  exchange.
> >>>
> >>> More than zero is better than we have  so far :-)
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> Alexandro isnot  joking, and pointed a big issue : there will be nobody 
from
> >> OOo  represented (I mean the one who put their names on the  wiki)
> >>
> >> Words are missing me (sorry, I'm not a native  speaker), but there is
> >> something wrong ...
> >
> > Oh, I  agree that having lots of people meet up is best. But I also
> > believe  that just *two* people meeting is better than nothing.
> > "Critical mass"  is great, but I think a lot of people miss the benefit
> > of a simple  meeting between a couple meeting.
> >
> > For example, if you and I met  for lunch... wouldn't that be good?
> >
> > In some respects, getting 50  people into a room together may be
> > shooting yourself in the foot. If I  wanted to spend 5 minutes with
> > each other person in the room, that would  take over 4 hours!! I would
> > much rather spend an hour sharing beers with  three people, than three
> > minutes each with 50 people.
> >
> >  Cheers,
> > -g
> >
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