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From Rob Weir <apa...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] ODF Toolkit for Incubation
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:02:55 GMT
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:02 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> On Jul 21, 2011, at 7:10 AM, Andy Brown wrote:
>
>> Rob Weir wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Andy Brown <andy@the-martin-byrd.net>
wrote:
>>>> Rob Weir wrote:
>>>>> And I've added it to the wiki:
>>>>> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ODFToolkitProposal
>>>>>
>>>>> -Rob
>>>>
>>>> What can I do to help?
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Good question.  Once the project is set up, there will be many areas
>>> where we would benefit from contributions.  Naturally, this includes
>>> Java programmers, but also QA, documentation, and of course, users.
>>
>> I was referring to get it approved as an incubator project.  I see no
>> where to sign up as a committer as we had with OOo.
>
> I would like to help as well. Are people allowed to add their names to the proposal?
>

I've been told that the way we opened things up for initial committers
on the OpenOffice proposal was not the norm.  I was pointed to this
post that explained the danger of extreme approaches in either
direction, "piling on" versus not letting anyone new in:

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/200607.mbox/%3C5353A3C4-4CCC-4673-A00F-B9CE3193C08D@gbiv.com%3E

So it appears that the decision on initial committers rests with the
proposers, which I count as myself and the other names listed
initially.  Personally, I would welcome anyone who is committed to the
success of the project and is able to contribute in one way or
another.  But I'd like to see what my co-proposers think on this as
well.

Can we do this for now?  If anyone is committed to the project and
able to contribute, please respond to this note with some indication
of your interest.  The proposers can then review this information and
add names to the wiki accordingly.  There is a  "checks and balances"
aspect to this as well.  If the proposers are seen as rejecting
earnest offers of help from the community, then that could clearly be
a factor in how the proposal is voted on.

-Rob


> Regards,
> Dave
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