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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: What is needed for Support Forums to be fully integrated into the Apache OpenOffice.org project
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2011 22:10:40 GMT
On 5 September 2011 22:28, David McKay <dmckay@btconnect.com> wrote:
> Another
> thing to consider though is that we currently run 10 forums. Running a few
> others wouldn't be too much of a stretch. Are there any other projects or
> products within Apache that might benefit from a forum structure?

The users of the majority of Apache projects are technical users who
are very comfortable in a mailing list. OOo users are a different
beast. I'm not sure any other Apache projects *need* a forum. I don't
think any have lobbied the infrastructure team to provide one.
However, if there were forums available then it is not unlikely that
other projects would avail themselves of the services.

> We have to
> walk before we run, but long-term once we have an agreed working scheme for
> the Apache OO forums, it shouldn't take too much to drop another
> project/product into the same sort of framework.

Thank you for your offer. I think this is really important to the ASF.
We are exploring new territory for the ASF with respect to managing
user focussed forums of this type. Having people like you and your
co-moderators on hand to help us do that is really important. I can
certainly imagine a day when we will be nominating some people who
make such contributions to the foundation for Membership. For now we
should, as you say, get the Apache OOo situation resolved first.

Ross

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