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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: Scope/Mission of AOOo
Date Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:03:49 GMT
On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>
> > So:
> >
> > * I  suggest we review realistically what binaries (platforms and
> languages)
> > can be sustained once the project is fully operational, seeking named
> > participants to take responsibility for each of them, and then
> collaborate
> > with other projects to ensure that the user community continues to be
> fully
> > served. It may be too early for this discussion.
> >
>
> Apache projects tend to avoid carving out designated ownership of
> sub-project areas.  That tends to degrade into territorial behavior
> that is anti-collaboration and anti-community.  Although a person may
> take the lead on building the Windows port for a particular release,
> this is done without assumption that someone else might also work in
> that area.  So I don't think we will have named/designated "owners"
> for various platforms.  The project owns the release.  The
> responsibility is with the PPMC.
>

> That said, I believe we already have volunteers on board who have
> expressed interest in supporting all platforms that OOo has, except
> Solaris.
>

All platform/language combinations?  Do you have a pointer to the list
pelase?


>
> If anyone wants to collaborate on Solaris, please speak up.
>
> > * I suggest that end-users should be supported by shared forums or a
> > GetSatisfaction-style collaborative venue serving all OpenOffice-family
> > projects, hosted on the OpenOffice.org domain so it's easy to find. This
> > discussion is already in progress and my suggestion is a rough summary of
> > possible consensus.
> >
>
> We're already doing that today on the OOo support forums, yes?  Are
> you proposing something different than that?
>

This is the conversation that's in progress, about mailing lists needing
migration from Oracle infrastructure; I had assumed you were following it.

S.

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