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Subject svn commit: r1401329 - /incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/orientation/index.mdtext
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:55:34 GMT
Author: robweir
Date: Tue Oct 23 15:55:34 2012
New Revision: 1401329

Initial check in of orientation home page


Added: incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/orientation/index.mdtext
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+Title:     New Volunteer Orientation
+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.
+So you are interested in volunteering with the Apache OpenOffice project, one of the oldest
and most famous open source projects around?  Great, welcome to the project!
+Getting involved in a large open source project can be a little intimidating.  There is so
much going on, so many new names, new processes, new ways of communicating.  It can be
+confusing, even frustrating at first.  In some ways, maybe at the technical level, it is
similar to other software development projects you may be familiar with.  But as a 
+community-led open source projects the way we work, communicate, make decisions, resolves
disputes, is very different than what you might see in other environments.
+In order to help new Volunteers fit into the OpenOffice Community and understand socially
and technically how we work, we have created a set of self-directed Orientation Modules to

+provide key information and help you develop key skills needed to contribute effectively
to the project.
+##Four Levels
+We've designed the Orientation Modules in four levels:
+The first two are focused on general project-wide community, process and tooling information.
 These modules provide the information that every contributor should aim to understand, 
+whether they are writing C++ code or user documentation.  An experienced open source developer,
especially one with prior experience at Apache, should be able to skim through 
+these modules, since much will be familiar.
+Once you have completed these first two Levels, you will have been exposed to the basic skills
that enable you to volunteer as a general contributor, or to dive deeper into a 
+specialized are of the project, like Quality Assurance, Marketing, Translation or Development.
+Levels 3 and 4 are specialized Levels, that focus on basic and intermediate knowledge, processes,
tools and skills related to that specific area.
+##Available Orientation Modules
+The Orientation Modules for the various Levels are under active development. An outline of
the anticipated modules is as follows, with links to the ones currently available:
+1. [Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice](level-1.html)
+1. Intermediate Social and Technical Tools:  Lazy Consensus, Subversion, the Apache CMS
+1. Introductory Specialized Areas
+    1. Introduction to Apache OpenOffice Development
+    1. Introduction to Apache Openoffice QA
+    1. Introduction to Apache Openoffice Localization
+    1. Introduction to Apache Openoffice Marketing
+1. Intermediate Specialized Areas
+    1. Intermediate Apache OpenOffice Development
+    1. Intermediate Apache Openoffice QA
+    1. Intermediate to Apache Openoffice Localization
+    1. Intermediate to Apache Openoffice Marketing

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