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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: [proposal] development for the first AOO release
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2011 09:31:11 GMT

Thanks for all your feedback.

It looks like that this proposal is more or less acceptable for our 
development for the first AOO release.

As I can see the IP clearance wiki page is already used and updated. We 
should continue with it. This page provides the overview for the tasks 
which need to be fullfilled regarding the IP clearance stuff.
For the intrinsic resulting code changes I encourage each contributor to 
file an issue in Bugzilla for the corresponding code change - in the 
issue some deeper and detailed information can be given, especially for 
the 3rd party components for which we will provide a replacement afterwards.
I have file a parent issue for the removal of the 3rd party components - I am asking each 
contributor to add her/his issues as blocking issues to this one.
May be somebody is volunteering to file these issues in advance for all 
already known tasks regarding the removal of 3rd party components.

I will start working on the removal of all 3rd party components which 
are needed for the report builder extension.

Best regards, Oliver.

On 24.10.2011 15:18, 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. 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.
> References:
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

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