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From Yegor Kozlov <yegor.koz...@dinom.ru>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 17:36:52 GMT
> I can't speak for the whole project, but personally I'd be interested in
> discussing how the POI mission statement could be expanded, and if that'd
> work well for everyone.
>

On the web site we say that the Apache POI Project's mission is to
create and maintain Java APIs for Microsoft Documents, but in the code
we avoid any MS-specific terms such as 'Excel' and 'Word' and use more
generic terms like 'Spreadsheet' and 'Document'. We (I mean POI team)
really aim to be a general-purpose  API for Office documents, not
necessarily MS Office. I don't see why we shouldn't put the ODF
Toolkit under POI umbrella.

>
> Hopefully discussions on the POI dev list can shake out a few mentors (I'm
> happy to mentor an ODF Toolkit podling, but it'd take more than just me!),
> then we could put together a proposal to bring in the ODF Toolkit. As Bill
> has pointed out, it could be a 2nd proposal alongside the OOo one, and
> potentially a quicker one to get in as the situation is simpler.
>

I'll be happy to mentor the ODF Toollkit too.

Yegor

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