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From drew <>
Subject Re: User facing web items
Date Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:04:11 GMT
On Sat, 2011-06-18 at 08:42 -0700, Dave Fisher wrote:

> Zoltan - If you wish to get this done please contact Gavin so that the technical requirements
plus any formal request to Oracle can be organized.

Hi Zoltan, Dave

As it happens I've have the details available and am subscribed to the
infrastructure list - I'll pass this information along to Gavin M.
there, today.

As for a formal request to Oracle, it is not needed. I was part of the
group the established the relationship with SUN Micro wherein they
supplied use of a server (a zone on a server actually). The content of
the forum was never owned by SUN.

At the time Terry Ellison and me had to sign contributor agreements but
that was only a requirement for us to register our SSH keys and have
root access to the zone. There was not such requirement for anyone else
associated with the site.

Terry maintains the site. He has expressed his desire to continue to do
so. (But since I'm already hooked into the mailing lists here I'll just
pass the details on, for expediency) For my part I think it's time to
move on, I truly believe that is the right decision for everyone

So - as for requesting that the OO.o User Community Forums become part
of the Apache project, formally - the request needs to go
to the Volunteers Group at the Forums, not Oracle.

Zoltan has all the authority needed there, both formal and good will
wise, to do just that. I hope and will advocate to the members that they
avail themselves of such an offer, should it come - however will not
take part in any vote by the membership.

My best wishes for all your continues endeavors,

Drew Jensen

> Regards,
> Dave
> > 
> > Another important aspect is this:  If the forums are part of the project,
> > then all project members can also participate in the forums.  We're not
> > segregating roles, but encouraging a valuable way for direct communications
> > between users and all project members.
> > 
> > I heard some discussion of whether some other way of supporting users would
> > work well, maybe something like StackExchange.  IMHO, that is an
> > implementation detail.  Let's first agree on whether the user support
> > function should be an integral part of the Apache OpenOffice project or
> > not.  If we agree it is, and I hope we do, then we can discuss the best way
> > to implement that function going forward.
> > 
> > -Rob

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