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From donald_harbi...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] ODF Toolkit for Incubation
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2011 11:12:19 GMT
Rob Weir <apache@robweir.com> wrote on 07/21/2011 02:02:55 PM:

> From: Rob Weir <apache@robweir.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org, 
> Date: 07/22/2011 04:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] ODF Toolkit for Incubation
> 
> 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.

As a co-proposer, I also welcome anyone who is committed to the success of
this project. There are many exciting areas to improve. We will need to 
develop a good community to support this project beyond the core 
developers. So if you have a keen interest in the 'document-space', please 

do not hesitate to join.
> 
> 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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