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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject [proposal] development for the first AOO release
Date Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:18:41 GMT

I would like to propose the following development milestones on our way 
to the first AOO release:

- "IP cleared" milestone
For this milestone we should remove all 3rd party components which are 
not compliant to Apache's "Third-Party Licensing Policy" [1]. All 
license headers in the source code files should be updated according to 
Oracle's SGA. Additionally, we may update certain information in the 
product in order to reflect that the product is now coming from Apache 
(e.g. the splash screen, the about dialog, ...).
Then the IP review required by Apache could be performed in order to 
meet the corresponding requirements for our first release.
This milestone would result in an missing a lot of 
important features, but this milestone would be the basis regarding 
Apache's IP rules. This milestone could be released according to the 
Apache rules.

- "features back" milestone
For this milestone we should work on bringing back the features which 
are lost in the previous milestone. I do not think that we have to bring 
back every feature for a first release. Thus, we would have got the 
possibility to work on the features which are of most interest. At some 
point we could create a "release candidate" and start working on 
stabilizing it for a first release, if we think that the "must have" 
features are back.

In order to coordinate efforts and to avoid duplicate work I propose to 
use the IP clearance wiki page [2].
The basis for its content is more or less the Apache Migration wiki page 
[3]. Some additional information has been collected on certain 3rd party 
components. Also priorities have been assigned. But its content is not 
"nailed in stone". It currently reflects more or less the input and 
opionions of the editing contributors to these IP clearance issues. 
Thus, it would be a living document to reflect our knowlegde about these 
IP clearance issues. It would also document our efforts and our 
decisions regarding these efforts.

Any remarks/comments/improvements/adjustments?
Any objections to follow such plan for our first release?

Best regards, Oliver.

P.S.: I will be out-of-office for the rest of the week. Thus, I will 
probably not reply to your input regarding my proposal this week - 
please excuse.


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