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From Andy Brown <a...@the-martin-byrd.net>
Subject Re: [Discussion] dev@openoffice.org
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:37:45 GMT
Kay Schenk wrote:
>
>
> On 08/19/2011 06:37 AM, Andy Brown wrote:
>> Rob Weir wrote:
>>> As my preceding forwards indicate, we're getting some interesting
>>> posts to dev@openoffice.org, including offers of help, but they are
>>> not getting adequate responses. We're missing opportunities here to
>>> grow the project.
>>>
>>> Is there anything we can do to improve this?
>>>
>>> 1) Continue as now, and I'll forward "interesting" posts to ooo-dev?
>>>
>>> 2) Send a note to dev@openoffice.org telling them that we've moved
>>> over to ooo-dev and inviting them to join?
>>>
>>> 3) Auto-responder for dev@openoffice.org telling them that we've moved
>>> over to ooo-dev?
>>>
>>> 4) Shut down dev@openoffice.org to new posts?
>>>
>>
>>
>> I liked the one reply that was sent to someone offering to help:
>>
>> "I think your best bet to help participate in Open Office is now at the
>> Apache Development. Apache should be the new owner of the Open Office
>> Source code and is now working very hard at porting it into their
>> system. The source in now in their "incubator". This is usually a
>> temporary 6 month stay until officially accepted.
>>
>> Every thing you should need to know about helping to participate with
>> the project is located at:
>>
>> http://incubator.apache.org/projects/openofficeorg.html"
>>
>> If no one objects I will monitor the list and reply with something like
>> the above and point people to the AOOo with page.
>
> SUPER! Good idea Andy and nice that you volunteered for this important
> assignment. This transition is likely to take a while and we don't want
> to discourage new developers in this interim.
>
>>
>> Andy
>>
>

There are others that may also ready be known there is the reason I ask, 
we do not need lots of people replying as that can get confusing.  I do 
a similar task on another mailing list to help people find where to 
contribute.

Andy

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