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From Rob Weir <apa...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] ODF Toolkit for Incubation
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:21:04 GMT
2011/7/22 Jürgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@googlemail.com>:
> Hi Rob,
>
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Rob Weir <apache@robweir.com> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>
>
> i would be interested in this project in the same way as i was as a project
> member of the existing project. Well i was not really active in the past as
> a developer because of some other internal to-dos but this can be changed.
>

Hello Jürgen ,

I'd like to invite you to sign up as an initial committer on the wiki here:

http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ODFToolkitProposal

Regards,

-Rob


> Juergen
>
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>>
>> > Regards,
>> > Dave
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