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From Volker Merschmann <merschm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] (was: RE: [VOTE] Accept OpenOffice.org for incubation)
Date Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:21:50 GMT
Hi Gavin,

2011/6/11 Gavin McDonald <gavin@16degrees.com.au>:
>> From: Volker Merschmann [mailto:merschmann@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Saturday, 11 June 2011 6:49 PM
>> To: general@incubator.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: [VOTE] Accept OpenOffice.org for incubation
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am wearing my OOo-hat here, and this is my vote:
>>
>> [  ] +1 Accept OpenOffice.org for incubation [  ] +0 Indifferent to
>> OpenOffice.org incubation [X ] -1 Reject OpenOffice.org for incubation
>>
>> I have contributed to OpenOffice.org for several years and I doubt that
> the
>> project will find the needed resources at Apache.
>
> Please tell us what sort of 'resources' are you talking about, examples
> please, are
> these infrastructure resources? If so, as an infra person here at the ASF I
> would
> like some insight into what people think we don’t have or  cannot handle.
>
> I have been researching myself online and with other folks including OOo
> infra admins
> and so far I haven’t found anything to make me think that this cannot be
> done at
> an infrastructure level.
>
I think the technical part can be solved. Not easy, but possible.

But you should read about resources here:
http://www.mail-archive.com/general@incubator.apache.org/msg28861.html
That came from inside Apache, didn't it?

And additional from the OOo-side: Did you watch the development of
OpenOffice.org as project and as product since the fork? In fact there
wasn't any, despite the fact that Oracle was still sponsoring. Even if
OOo@Apache will attract some people who hesitated to participitate
before, there will be not enough to continue OOo to meet it's fine
history.

Apache can be proud as it got the grant, but I doubt that OOo will be
long-term pleasure.


Volker


-- 
Volker Merschmann
Member of The Document Foundation
http://www.documentfoundation.org

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