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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: ooo blog [invitations, existing blogs]
Date Sat, 09 Jul 2011 00:44:20 GMT
I think a summary will help. The following needs to be done to configure an Apache Blog which
runs on Apache Roller.

(1) The blog name - narrowed to either blogs.apache.org/openofficeorg ir  blogs.apache.org/ooo

(2) The title of the blog - "Apache OpenOffice.org (incubating)"

(3) The list of admins - who can publish and can also invite individuals with accounts to
be a publisher on our blog.

(4) The list of publishers.

The Roller environment is not connected to LDAP. Also unlike, Confluence, but like our normal
Apache accounts, someone in Infra must create Roller accounts for each of (3) or (4)

On Jul 8, 2011, at 5:10 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:

> I don't understand this part:
> 
> "> * Note invitations must be to existing blog accounts,
>   and blog accounts are
> "> created by Infra (mainly me) and are not 
>   LDAP aware at this stage.
> 
> "I take it you would like to batch the account setup. Do you want to start a clock on
the first signups? Say 72 hours?"
> 
> I don't know what the tacit understandings are in this exchange.  Enlighten me:

It is a normal behavior, if I were Gavin I would want to accumulate a list of people for (3)
and (4) to do in a batch. That is certainly how the new committer accounts have been handled.

By suggesting 72 hours, the tacit understanding for everyone else is this:

We are giving the people who are sleeping or partying on their Saturday morning / Friday night.
Who might be out for a fun filled weekend time to be involved next week.

By asking I recognize that Gavin (as a volunteer) might have a particular time when he would
prefer to do Roller work. It might be Sunday? IIRC I think he did the CWIKIs about then.

> What is an invitation and how is it to an existing blog account (rather than a blogger)?

It is the mechanism in Roller. In Roller there are Users and there are Blogs. Admin Users
invite other Users to contribute to Blogs.

> Is this some sort of cross-posting deal?

No, it is how access to a blog is controlled.

If you think we should then we can do a [DISCUSS] thread.

Regards,
Dave

> 
> That would probably clear it up enough for me to know whether I need to know more.  
> 
> - Dennis
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Fisher [mailto:dave2wave@comcast.net] 
> Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 16:58
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: ooo blog
> 
> 
> On Jul 8, 2011, at 4:32 PM, Gavin McDonald wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Marcus (OOo) [mailto:marcus.mail@wtnet.de]
>>> Sent: Saturday, 9 July 2011 8:29 AM
>>> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>> Subject: Re: ooo blog
>>> 
>>> Am 07/09/2011 12:05 AM, schrieb David McKay:
>>>> Doesn't the dropping of the .org imply renaming the product not just
>>>> the project? The name of the product is OpenOffice.org because the
>>>> name OpenOffice was registered elsewhere. If the new name was 'Apache
>>>> OpenOffice' would that be different enough from the other OpenOffice
>>>> (a company inthe Netherlands I believe) to not cause problems?
>>> 
>>> I don't know, I'm not a lawyer. It was just a hint to think about new things.
>>> You know: new game --> new possibilities. ;-)
>>> 
>>>> Back when it was Sun's OpenOffice.org and then Oracle's OpenOffice.org
>>>> the 'Sun' and 'Oracle' didn't make it into part of the product name
>>> 
>>> It was the decision of the companies not to do it.
>>> 
>>>> itself. (I'm just curious. I'd like to see the back of the .org
>>>> myself.)
>>> 
>>> That's OK.
>>> 
>>> BTW:
>>> Publish permission means I can write articles 
>> 
>> correct
>> 
>>> and admin rights means to write
>>> articles *and* to moderate comments. Right?
>> 
>> Correct, and also to be able to 'invite' * others into a admin/publish role.
> 
> Yes. When I volunteer to admin, but not publish, I am saying that I am not going to be
a blogger (if I can avoid it.) I would only correct obvious errors and omissions. There should
be at least one other admin as well.
> 
> (An aside - I experimented with Roller quite a bit a few years ago. We had it running
in Tomcat with different Domain Names in different VHosts. That required weird symbolic links
and a configuration that makes Apache Tomcat developers sick. Roller seems to load about 4000
classes.)
> 
>> * Note invitations must be to existing blog accounts, and blog accounts are
>> created by Infra (mainly me) and are not LDAP aware at this stage.
> 
> I take it you would like to batch the account setup. Do you want to start a clock on
the first signups? Say 72 hours?
> 
> Best Regards,
> Dave
> 
> 
>> 
>> Gav...
>> 
>>> 
>>> Marcus
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On 08/07/11 22:36, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>>>>> AFAIK we have not yet decided if we want to remove the ".org"
>>>>> extension or keep like it was in the old project.
>>>>> 
>>>>> BTW:
>>>>> What will be the URL name?
>>>>> 
>>>>> So, before a name will be setup we should clarify these things first.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Marcus
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Am 07/08/2011 11:16 PM, schrieb Gavin McDonald:
>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>> From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org]
>>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, 9 July 2011 6:06 AM
>>>>>>> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>>>>>> Subject: RE: ooo-dev list subscriber stats?
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> +1:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> "- introduce an AOOo blog so that the Community can follow our
>>>>>>> progress."
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Ok, so nobody has approached Infra yet, I'll be proactive and create
>>>>>> it, then we need a list of people who will be admins and those that
>>>>>> will be publishers.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Let's start with the name of blog, unlike other things, the blog
>>>>>> name should be permanent and reflect the name that the project will
>>>>>> have upon graduation to a TLP. (Migrating/renaming blogs is a royal
>>>>>> pita so we don't do it.)
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Apache openoffice.org should be the name of the Blog ?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Gav...
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>> From: Dave Fisher [mailto:dave2wave@comcast.net]
>>>>>>> Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 09:44
>>>>>>> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: ooo-dev list subscriber stats?
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Hi Manfred,
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> did you check all the other (not US/UK) user ML as well?
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> No, I did it mostly out of curiosity. Although I speak multiple
>>>>>>> computer languages, my human language skills are English with
a
>>>>>>> little high school German over 30 years ago.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> If others know ....
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> IMHO we need a statement for all the current subscribers
on the
>>>>>>>> actual user MLs. You can hardly regain customers you lost.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Agreed. Someone should write an announcement for use to
>>> disseminate.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> An announcement should probably include:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> - introduce AOOo (incubating)
>>>>>>> - a promise that all bugs, user forums, and mailing lists will
be
>>>>>>> migrated carefully and people can continue as now.
>>>>>>> - a call for developers (code and documentation) to join us on
>>>>>>> ooo-dev w/ a mention and link to the Apache Way.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> - introduce an AOOo blog so that the Community can follow our
>>> progress.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>> Dave
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> ## Manfred - (android) mobil - please excuse typos Am 08.07.2011
>>>>>>>> 15:53 schrieb "Dave Fisher"<dave2wave@comcast.net>:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> On Jul 8, 2011, at 6:41 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> Is there a way for list moderators to get a tally
of list
>>>>>>>>>> subscribers?
>>>>>>>>>> Or is this an admin permission?
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> On another thread and list I saw this:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> "Email ooo-dev-help@ from your moderator address for
more
>>>>>>> information."
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> I'm interesting in knowing how many people are currently
>>>>>>>>>> subscribed, especially a sense of the ratio of "lurkers"
to
>>>>>>>>>> active participants, contributors to users, etc.
This could be
>>>>>>>>>> one indication of whether we are ready for a ooo-user
list now.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> I have been lurking on users@openoffice.org - there have
been
>>>>>>>> approximately 130 emails since June 24. Not a very high volume
I
>>>>>>>> haven't seen anything regarding Apache OOo.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>> Dave
>> 
> 


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