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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Status of migration of OOo domains?
Date Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:26:39 GMT
Am 10/13/2011 12:43 AM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
> On 10/11/2011 03:51 PM, Dave Fisher wrote:
>> On Oct 11, 2011, at 2:46 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
>>> Shane, just to clarify a bit. As far as I know, the PPMC does not
>>> have the keys, as it were, to the live site.
>>> Apparently someone does, and some touch ups are made, but it is all
>>> sort of behind the scenes and, um, not very transparent, especially
>>> since there is no archive or repository that the PPMC has
>>> visibility into.
>> Marcus is the only one I know of who has made changes to the existing
>> OOo websites. I don't know if he has access to the site template.
> Part of the "branding" problem on the current site is the the kenai
> templates, which all sites on kenai are apparently subject to -- include
> the standard Oracle footers etc. I could be wrong about this but I don't
> think so. So, no amount of dinkering can get away from that. This is
> still Oracle equip with an Oracle product running on it (kenai) and
> thus, unless and until we move the site "en masse" or redirect it to
> Apache equipment, this stays.

I don't know of someone who is still able to change things inside the 
Kenai infra *and* is also around here on ooo-dev@.

The problem is that the people have left the OOo project but it's still 
running on Oracle's infra. A third party (Apache) was invited to take 
over what they want but nobody can help with some details. Sad situation.

> Yes, this had made me quite uncomfortable for a while, but, well, what
> can we do? The dns enries may have changed to Apache but the actual
> equipment? no. Not a good situation in my mind.
> A rude alternative would be to dump the whol site somewhere else, with
> whatever we've got going now, and ye,s some thigns will break but major
> content will still be in tact.
> If infra gets the site Dave and sue "web worthy", we can take a look at
> the viability of this kind of move.
>> If Apache Infra makes progress on the JIRA issues I mentioned then I
>> think that we can gain traction on moving the static
>> website very soon. I'll flesh out a proposal on the CWiki in the next
>> few days based on the various content we have accumulated.
> Keepin my fingers crossed. Really, I think the mis-match on this (the
> continual Oracle branding and the site itself) is a source of a lot of
> confusion at this point.

Unformatunately +1


>>> However, there does need to be some lofting around what is a
>>> roadmap here, and how does the existing live site be staged (and
>>> users informed) for transition of the properties under
>>> I'm thinking on it. I am trusting that others with their hands on
>>> the knobs and dials will also speak up on what they can do by way
>>> of preparation for staging, and then staging.
>> One of the JIRA issues was for a staging server for
>> If that is present MANY hands are enabled as the
>> Apache CMS will work directly on the site.
>> Regards, Dave
>>> - Dennis
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Shane Curcuru
>>> [] Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
>>> 13:55 To: Subject: Re: Status of
>>> migration of OOo domains?
>>> Heh, indeed, while I so completely disagree with Rob's style here
>>> that I don't even know where to start, he does have a point in that
>>> things get done in projects by people who actually do them.
>>> Wearing my mentor hat, my primary job is to encourage the
>>> community around this project to grow in a healthy manner and do
>>> the things themselves. So from my mentor hat perspective, I'm
>>> really not a very good example in what I do. As a mentor, there
>>> are things where you should "do as I say, not as I do", because
>>> part of the point of being a mentor is to help *you* (as in the
>>> community) actually start doing things.
>>> ----
>>> On the other hand, wearing my VP, Brand hat, I strongly urge the
>>> PPMC to take action on my email, especially the points about
>>> ensuring some sort of branding updates are done on existing
>>> websites. In particular, I'm concerned about the
>>> non-code areas - fundraising, leadership, marketing, and the like.
>>> I'd really like to see the PPMC taking ownership and working out
>>> how they want to manage the transition in ownership from all those
>>> web properties, but starting to at least make some updates in place
>>> reflecting the future plans for the sites.
>>> If not, then yes, I will eventually get to it, and I will do the
>>> work myself, unilaterally, as VP, Brand (i.e. not as a mentor on
>>> this project).
>>> It's inappropriate for the project to spend so long with so much
>>> "orphan" content on oo.o sites, wherein it's kinda Oracle's (and
>>> is perceived as dead by more people each day), and it's kinda ours
>>> (since we have a transfer of the domains and marks). We need
>>> action on showing the rest of the world where we're planning to go
>>> with this great big brand and chunk of content we've inherited.
>>> - Shane

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