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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [proposal] development for the first AOO release
Date Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:53:51 GMT
On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 9:18 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

As part of this also make sure that the NOTICE file is complete.

Maybe we also at this point have tarballs that would be in a format
ready for a source release, e.g., only the clean files.

> This milestone could be released according to the Apache rules.

"Could" be released.  We can debate whether we would actually release
this.  But I think the important thing is we've completed the IP
review work, and have a "clean" code base in the trunk.  This will
make it easier for other, more conservative, companies to participate
in the project.

Personally, I don't think we want to release at that stage, but maybe
post an build for the internal project community to test with.  Maybe
on the three major platforms at least.

The nice thing about this milestone is that we can then make the
judgement about future releases based on functionality and stability
considerations.  The main IP review will be done.

Of course, any new 3rd party module we introduce or re-introduce after
that will require its own review.

> - "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.

Maybe there are some new features we can add as well, from the CWS's?
But I don't think we want to delay a real release too long.

> 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?

Thanks for proposing this.

> 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.
> References:
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

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