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From robert_w...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: Re-Introduction
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 15:56:02 GMT
Volker Merschmann <merschmann@gmail.com> wrote on 06/07/2011 11:08:26 AM:

> 
> Hi Robert,
> 
> 2011/6/7 Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com>:
> > On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM, Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com> 
wrote:
> >> Tomorrow, the OpenOffice.org Community Council will hold a 
> meeting to discuss What Now? It's not going to be our last meeting. 
> I don't know what will happen to OOo as such. But I am confident 
> that we've so far seen enough energy and interest to ensure that 
> there will continue to be code and a project making it.
> >
> > Apache is community centered with an open culture. Please encourage as
> > many people as possible to come together to contribute their ideas
> > into the mix.
> >
> You shoul not expect too much, as all non-Oracle-employed
> council-members have left the council last year and the seats had not
> been re-elected...
> 
> 

Oh, let's not go down that path again, or else someone could equally point 
out that the TDF Steering Committee has not been elected yet either.  I 
see no value from debating whose election is bigger.

If you look at the list of proposed committers, you see 59 names.  Many of 
them have openoffice.org addresses.  Most of them are not Oracle 
employees.  The OOo community exists.  It is here.  It is signing up. 
There is no sense arguing otherwise. This doesn't mean that there are not 
other projects out there as well, good projects.   There are, and we look 
forward to collaborating with them. But collaboration needs to start from 
acknowledging that the other communities exist.

-Rob

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