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Subject svn commit: r1400240 - in /incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/orientation: ./ level-1.mdtext
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:25:42 GMT
Author: robweir
Date: Fri Oct 19 19:25:42 2012
New Revision: 1400240

Initial check-in

    incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/orientation/level-1.mdtext   (with props)

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+Title:     Level 1 Volunteers
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+#Level 1 Volunteers
+As a volunteer at Level 1 you will gain basic familiarity with the Apache Software Foundation
and how it works, 
+get signed up for various important online project services, and introduce yourself to the
other volunteers on 
+the project's mailing mailing list.
+Level 1 is focused on connecting you to the project.
+##Steps to Complete Level 1
+1. It is important that you understand a little about the Apache Software Foundation and
+what it is, how it is organized and how the Apache OpenOffice Project fits into the overall
Foundation.  This is partially 
+organizational knowledge and a little history.  But it is important for understanding how
things work here, 
+and understanding the culture of this open source community.  Suggested readings are:
+    1. [How It Works]( (to learn about how
the ASF is organized and works)
+    1. [ASF FAQ's]( (browse to see if it answers
any questions you might have)
+    1. [OpenOffice Wikipedia article]( (for basic
historical background)
+    1. [14 Ways to Contribute to Open Source without Being a Programming Genius or a Rock
+1. As a globally-distributed all-volunteer open source project, there is never a time or
place where we can
+all meet together in the same room or even on a telephone call.  Because of this, and out
of respect for 
+everyone's busy and varying schedule, we use mailing lists to coordinate our work, make proposals,
+consensus and resolve community issues.  There are three mailing lists that every Volunteer
should be on:
+    1. [ooo-dev](
 This is the 
+main mailing list for the project, and gets a lot of traffic.  But this is where project-wide
discussions occur.
+    1. [ooo-announce](
+is the official announcement list for the project.  It is used for announcing things like
new releases, 
+security patches, conferences, etc.
+    1. [ooo-users](
This is our users
+list and is one way in which we provide support to end users.  Although you may not be interested
+in user support, it is still recommended that you follow this list, even if just to get a
feel for
+user concerns, problems, feature ideas, etc.
+1. You can also review other mailing lists we host and which may be of interest, including
ones focused on 
+specific [project functions](
+[native languages](
+1. One of the first practical tests each Volunteer faces is dealing with the volume of emails
that comes from 
+participation in an open source project like this.  A good email client for this kind of
work will support 
+folders, rule-based folder assignments, and most importantly quote collapsing.  A common
practice is to make
+a separate folder for each Apache mailing list and define a rule to move incoming emails
directly into that folder. 
+If you have a question on how to configure your email client to do these things, try your
help files, 
+or a web search first, and if that fails post a question to the ooo-dev list.
+1. Because our mailing lists can be busy, and we're not all native English speakers, and
because email text is 
+a crude medium which makes it hard to express nuanced emotions, we need to be careful and
tolerant in how we 
+use it.  Please read over our [Participation Guidelines](

+and [List Conduct Guidelines](
for more information.
+1. Now that you have signed up for the mailing lists, you should send a note to ooo-dev list
and introduce 
+yourself to the other Volunteers.  Who are you, where are you from, what are you interested
in?  These are all
+good things to cover.
+1. Aside from the mailing lists there are several online services that every volunteer should
be signed up for:
+    1. Our [MediaWiki]( (sometimes called MWiki)
used for user documentation and many other things.
+    1. Our [ConfluenceWiki](
(sometimes called CWiki) where we do project planning.
+    1. Our [Bugzilla database]() (sometimes called BZ) where we report and track status on
+    1. Our [Community Forums]( These are available in several
+This is the primary way in which we engage with the user community.
+1. Finally, once you have done the above, Edit this wiki page *TBD* containing project volunteers.
Add your name
+and indicate that you have completed Level 1.  Congratulations!  Please send a note to the
ooo-dev list so we know
+you are ready for the next Level.

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