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From conflue...@apache.org
Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice.org Community > Changes integrate the forums into the AOOo project
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2011 07:30:00 GMT
Space: Apache OpenOffice.org Community (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS)
Page: Changes integrate the forums into the AOOo project (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Changes+integrate+the+forums+into+the+AOOo+project)
Comment: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Changes+integrate+the+forums+into+the+AOOo+project?focusedCommentId=27827087#comment-27827087

Comment added by Peter Roelofsen:
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Thank you. That's a _really_ big help.

In reply to a comment by Dennis E. Hamilton:
I think the iCLA has become a red herring.

I have observed the administrator sections and the other sections of the OOo English forums
and I see no reason whatsoever to not allow the current _Forum_ adminstrators, moderators,
volunteers and other participants to do exactly what they have been doing.

The kind of "committing" that happens on the forums has nothing to do with committing to Apache
releases and if someone contributed something like that an Apache OOo committer could apply
it or the contributor could be requested to use bugzilla or ooo-dev.  

Even when someone posts a macro or tip involving use of OpenOffice.org features, it is not
a contribution to the code base or documentation.  It is a tip from one user to other users
at the end-user operational level.  And in any case, a standard terms of use compatible with
that which is already in effect should cover those cases.

As far as I can tell, the requirement for an iCLA is related to governance and the requirement
for PPMC oversight.  PPMC oversight is easy in the case where PPMC members have visibility
of the administrative sections for a given NL forum.  There is work to do where the language
is not understood by anyone on the PPMC.

I suggest all of that can be worked out just fine with the Forums joining the incubator and
going through incubator alongside the development project.  

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