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From conflue...@apache.org
Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice.org Community > Changes integrate the forums into the AOOo project
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:58:00 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 edited by Peter Roelofsen :
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"Volunteers can be compared with Apache contributors."

They can't. A person who contributes only one pack of code, no matter how large, is probably
still considered as a contributor, but somebody who posts only once in the forums will never
get the status of volunteer.
A volunteer is a user of the forum who manages to get noticed for the quality and frequency
of his/her posts, which are answers to questions. Volunteers have a voice in decisions concerning
the forum, _because_ they are committed.
The only people who can really be compared to Apache contributors are the people who submit
macro and/or program code in the Customizing and extending forums (mainly Code snippets).
And anyone can do that, not just volunteers or higher. Maybe you should do something with
those sub forums.

"Proposal #3:
Forum staff who are elected as PMC must subscribe to the private@ mailinglist. They need to
sign a ICLA (with real name)."

Why sign a ICLA if what they do is rarely, if at all, copyright related, which is what the
ICLA is all about?

floris v from user.services.openoffice.org, volunteer at the English forums, admin at the
Dutch.

Comment was previously :
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"Volunteers can be compared with Apache contributors."

They can't. A person who contributes only one pack of code, no matter how large, is probably
still considered as a contributor, but somebody who posts only once in the forums will never
get the status of volunteer.
A volunteer is a user of the forum who manages to get noticed for the quality and frequency
of his/her posts, which are answers to questions. Volunteers have a voice in decisions concerning
the forum, _because_ they are committed.
The only people who can really be compared to Apache contributors are the people who submit
macro and/or program code in the Customizing and extending forums (mainly Code snippets).
And anyone can do that, not just volunteers or higher. Maybe you should do something with
those sub forums.

"Proposal #3:
Forum staff who are elected as PMC must subscribe to the private@ mailinglist. They need to
sign a ICLA (with real name)."

Why sign a ICLA if what they do is rarely, if at all, copyright related, which is what the
ICLA is all about?

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