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From robert_w...@us.ibm.com
Subject OpenOffice Proposal: Nominated Mentors
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:49:21 GMT
This is for the proposal, the "Nominated Mentors" section.

My observation, after seeing the topics that seem to be getting the most 
attention from the IPMC members on this list, is that in the the Podling 
we will want to pay special attention to:

- IP review and remediation, due to the known presence of non-Apache code 
dependencies

- Apache infrastructure, due to sheer size of the project, as well as the 
desire to have both project-facing and public facing web portals

- Build management, due to the resources needed to build and the multiple 
platforms needed to build and test with

- Community development, due to the need to develop and 
coordinate/collaborate with current and anticipated downstream consumers 
of the project, as well as potentially forging bi-directional 
collaborations.

These, to me, seem to be areas we want to focus on.   I apologize in 
advance if it is out of place for me to be asking this, but I think that 
with a project of this size, complexity, visibility, and shall we say 
drama, we would benefit from having incubation mentors with noted strength 
in these areas.     We currently are listing Jim and Sam as project 
mentors.  This is an excellent start.  But if say, another 2 or so IPMC 
members who have complementary strengths in one or more of  the above 
areas, I'd welcome their assistance.  That would allow us to work some of 
these areas in parallel with each other, and in parallel with other 
incubation tasks, without being too much of an imposition for any single 
mentor.

Regards,

-Rob



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