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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:31:37 GMT
> There are only two initial committers identified in the proposal. Why only
> two for such a large codebase?
>

Not only is it a very large code base, it was a weakly maintained and
documented code base for quite some time before the
Sun->Oracle->LO-Split/Splat process.

We generally expect Apache project to provide a reasonable level of
support for their users. Questions should be answered. Not all issues
will get fixed, but they will be responded to in some timely way.

I'm writing here from personal experience: at my day job, we put a ton
of work into building a Java extension for OO, and we ended up doing a
vast amount of reverse engineering in the face of incomplete (and in
some cases completely incorrect) documentation.

In general, I'm all in favor of giving a nacent community every
opportunity to itself together in the incubator, but this one faces
such high barriers that I'm worried.

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