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From donald_harbi...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Summit Proposal
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 20:24:52 GMT
Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote on 06/06/2011 03:54:23 PM:

> From: Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Date: 06/06/2011 03:55 PM
> Subject: Re: OpenOffice.org Summit Proposal
> 
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 8:49 PM, <donald_harbison@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote on 06/06/2011 03:18:11 PM:
> >
> > > From: Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com>
> > > To: general@incubator.apache.org
> > > Date: 06/06/2011 03:19 PM
> > > Subject: Re: OpenOffice.org Summit Proposal
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 8:13 PM, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 15:04, Joe Schaefer 
<joe_schaefer@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
> > > > > 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.
> > > >
> > > > Right.
> > > >
> > > > And we can also be optimistic that the Incubator will vote the 
podling
> > > > in. And optimistic that we'd have something to talk about. 
Really...
> > > > nobody is talking about any kind of meetup before mid-July, so 
there
> > > > is time.
> > > >
> > > > Worst case? Podling doesn't get started, and we just don't meet 
up.
> > > > Not a big deal.
> > > >
> > > > But to get the ball rolling... yah. Let's try now.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > In the event it doesn't get started (and I sincerely hope it does) 
it
> > will
> > > be even more important for the OpenOffice.org community-at-large to 
come
> > > together to work out what happens next. So I figure we need these
> > meetings
> >
> > > regardless, unless we all want the future devised in closed rooms by
> > > corporate politicians...
> >
> > I thought the purpose of this thread was to move forward.
> >
> > >
> > > S.
> >  /don
> 
> 
> 
> I don't get your point, Don?  Are you saying you disagree that community
> summits are worth holding regardless of the outcome of the Apache 
activity?

Quite the contrary. 
It's great that we're teaming up on this proposal. Let's all get behind 
it. Just didn't see the comment about 'unless we all want the future 
devised in closed rooms by corporate politicians...particularly positive 
and forward looking.... Probably a particular brand of humor, but with so 
many non-native speakers on list it seems backwards-facing.

no biggie. 
> S.
/don
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