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From Jürgen Schmidt <jogischm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: IP Clearance Milestone
Date Fri, 23 Dec 2011 22:16:53 GMT
Am Freitag, 23. Dezember 2011 schrieb Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net>:
>
> On Dec 23, 2011, at 4:35 AM, Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
>
>> On 12/23/11 10:52 AM, Andre Fischer wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I am pleased to announce a major milestone on our way toward a first
>>> release of Apache OpenOffice. (This is, of course, no official
>>> announcement -- I just happen to have fixed the last IP clearance
>>> issue.)
>>>
>>> This is not yet a release, not even a release candidate. It is a
>>> developer build. Use it for testing and for finding out what still
>>> has to be done but do not edit important documents with it.
>>>
>>>
>>> 1. All source code (used in the widest sense) under category X license
>>> [1] (eg copyleft like GPL) has been removed from the SVN trunk.
>>> This does not necessarily mean loss of features. Where possible,
>>> libraries have been replaced with ones that have licenses
>>> acceptable to Apache, and that offer the same and sometimes even
>>> better functionality. See [3] for details.
>>>
>>> 2. All source code under category B license [2] (eg weak-copyleft like
>>> MPL and EPL) is disabled by default. It is now required by the
>>> developer (or release engineer) to make a conscious and explicit
>>> decision to include category B code into the build.
>>>
>>>
>>> That means, that what you checkout from the Apache SVN server and
>>> build with the default switches is by default all category A license
>>> (permissive, like Apache, BSD and MIT) code.
>>>
>>>
>>> We all can be proud of what we have achieved so far (and by "we" I
>>> mean everybody on this list who has helped and contributed to this
>>> effort, not just the people who touched the code.)
>>>
>>> Now that we have reached this important milestone we should think of
>>> the remaining steps for AOO 3.4, things like:
>>>
>>> A. Remaining steps for IP clearance work:
>>>
>>> - finish the conversion of license headers
>>>
>>> - adapt references to trademark and product name, including for
>>> example the splash screen
>>>
>>> - replacements for lp_solve (linear programming in calc), neon
>>> (HTTP/WebDAV)
>>>
>>> - reintegration of dictionaries
>>>
>>>
>>> B. Testing/QA
>>>
>>> This is an important milestone because it now enables others to
>>> contribute to the project in areas like testing, translation,
>>> documentation, etc.
>>>
>>>
>>> C. This is also a good time to start thinking about appointing a
>>> release manager for the 3.4 release. You can read more on this at [4].
>>>
>>> Are there any volunteers?
>>>
>>
>> i would volunteer to drive our first release forward, means i would i
like to collect the items we have to do to be cconform with the Apache
release management process (André's number [4]), would like to track these
items and would like to work with all of you on (this) our primary goal for
the next.
>
> Are you volunteering to fill the role of "Release Manager"? That's fine
with me.

Yes, I would at least give it a try and would do my best. But I am sure
there is enough where I need help ;-)

Juergen

>
> Best Wishes for the Holidays!
> Dave
>
>
>>
>> Juergen
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> It is my personal opinion (hopefully shared by others) that when
>>> we all keep up the good work we can have a release candidate that is
>>> ready for voting on as a Apache OpenOffice 3.4 podling release in Q1.
>>>
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> Andre
>>>
>>> [1] http://www.apache.org/legal/3party.html#category-x
>>> [2] http://www.apache.org/legal/3party.html#category-b
>>> [3]
>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/IP_Clearance+Impact
>>> [4] http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html
>>
>
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