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From conflue...@apache.org
Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > Help Wanted
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:45:00 GMT
Space: Apache OpenOffice Community (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS)
Page: Help Wanted (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Help+Wanted)


Edited by Kay Schenk:
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We are looking for volunteers to do the following tasks.  If you are interested in
working on any of these items, please send a note to the ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org list
and we can give you hints on how to accomplish the task.


h2. Easy

# Submit feedback about the product or website(s). Subscribe to the [users mailing list|mailto:ooo-users-subscribe@incubator.apache.org]
or the 
[developer mailing list|mailto:ooo-dev-subscribe@incubator.apache.org]. Skills needed: e-mail.
# Submit problem reports about the product or website(s). Register for a an [Apache OpenOffice
Bugzilla|http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/bug-tracking.html] account and submit an
"issue". Skills needed: ability to learn Bugzilla.
# Help existing users. Skills needed: a working knowledge of OpenOffice, and a desire to help
other users. Subscribe to the [users mailing list|mailto:ooo-users-subscribe@incubator.apache.org],
or join the [support forum|http://user.services.openoffice.org/].
# Improve the look of the our website(s), especially the default [landing page|http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/index.html]. 
Skills needed: graphic design, web design, good taste, possible svn.  Skills gained:
Markdown syntax, Apache CMS. (Also see the [Developer FAQ|http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/developer-faqs.html]
).
# Help plan the future of Apache OpenOffice. Subscribe to the [developer mailing list|mailto:ooo-dev-subscribe@incubator.apache.org]
and apply for a [Apache OpenOffice Planning Wiki account|https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Wiki+Home].
Skills needed: e-mail, Confluence wiki desirable (but easy to learn). Skills gained: Confluence
wiki, cooperation.



h2. Medium

# Write Documentation. This includes both user guides and developer documentation. Register
for an [Apache OpenOffice Community wiki account|http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation].
Skills needed: familiarity with Media Wiki. Skills gained: more wiki experience, group collaboration.
# Develop a trademark approval process for the PPMC for external entities that want to use
our trademarks.  Write up the process, review with Apache Branding, and get consensus on the
ooo-dev list.  Add the process definition to the Community FAQ's on the website.  Things to
consider include criteria for approval and record keeping.  A good starting point might be
[this |http://markmail.org/message/r6ud3wtajm5ryvwi] email.  Skills gained: greater understanding
of Apache branding requirements.
# Write up a tutorial (or link to a good existing one) that explains how new project volunteers
should create and submit patches (for publication on the Project website). Skills needed:
an understanding of Markdown and probably committer rights to the project website. (Already
somewhat done on the [Developer FAQs page|http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/developer-faqs.html]
).
# Write up a tutorial on how committers should review and apply patches.  Add a link
to this tutorial from the [Developer FAQs|http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/developer-faqs.html]
page.  Skills needed: SVN, technical writing.  Skills gained: Apache CMS.
# Document the procedures used by the PPMC to elect new committers and PPMC members, including
form letters, userid generation, tracking, etc.  Link it from the [PPMC FAQs|http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/ppmc-faqs.html]
page on the website. Consider the steps that the PPMC needs to do, as well as the new committer,
so this can be a reference for both.  Skills needed: writing.  Skills gained:
Apache CMS.  Note: this task is suitable for existing PPMC members only.

h2. *Challenging*

# External diff and merge tools for Subversion that can process ODF documents.
# Fix bugs, create and update OpenOffice. Skills needed: Java, C+, XML programming interfaces.
See [the development site|http://www.openoffice.org/development/] to get started.


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