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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [WWW] Changeover is Close - Final Tasks!
Date Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:12:56 GMT
On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Dec 23, 2011, at 5:56 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>
>> > On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 1:55 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > <snip>
>> >
>> >> (6) We will be changing references to Projects and Project Leaders to
>> Teams and Team Leaders (thanks Kay for the idea! it's not perfect..).
>> >>
>> >> It is a question for the project about what to do with the "Team
>> Leader" category and the name. There is probably consensus to eliminate
>> "Leaders". I do think it is worth retaining this information until it is
>> determined if the individuals mentioned contribute to the AOO(i) project.
>> We can play with this after migration, but it would be good to be
>> consistent for the start.
>> >>
>> >
>> > As we all know, leadership at Apache is what you do.  It is not a
>> > title.  You might the website lead today, but in a month in might be
>> > someone else.  In fact, you might hope it was even sooner ;-)
>>
>> I try ;-D
>>
>> >
>> > So rather than declare "leads" in various categories on the
>> > openoffice.org website (the public facing, user website) I wonder
>> > whether we could just use our existing "People" page  [1]?  That
>> > provides an easy way for any committer to indicate their interests and
>> > it would be easy for anyone to indicate their current project focus as
>> > well.
>>
>> If you follow the thread and the commits from Kay today, you'll see that
>> we've removed the project leader column!
>>
>> The people page is a good idea. I think that the Apache concept is very ad
>> hoc. ooo-dev is the place to form up teams for various activities. (I've
>> recently read a history of the Comanches.)
>>
>> I wonder if we should discuss two of the topnav buttons currently on
>> ooo-site - Teams and Develop.
>>
>> I think Teams should be renamed Project and ought to link to a new page
>> that combines projects/accepted.html and incubator.html. The OOo projects
>> become tables of links into ooo-site.  People, mailing lists and
>> get-involved would be linked to in the podling site. An explanation that at
>> Apache Teams are formed on ooo-dev. If you are interested in an
>> improvement: bring it up, help may appear, a team may form.
>>
>
> Hi Dave--
>
> Playing catch up here. The idea of renaming "Teams" to "Project" seems
> worthwhile, I think. Although I think "Project" might need some further
> definition especially is we present a *list* of items. Some suggestions:
> Project Areas, Development Areas, Focus Areas? Maybe I'm just muddying the
> waters I don't know.
>

"Project" already has a meaning at Apache. Do we really want to
overload that term?  I like "Focus Areas".  I was going to suggest it
before, but I wasn't sure if the term was familiar to non-native
English speakers.


> As far as the legacy Incubator projects...I'm not sure how many of these
> are still really "active". And...we had some discussion about "bizdev"
> early on that indicated this was probably NOT an appropriate activity/group
> for the ASF.  Of the remaining incubator areas, I think we might include
> only the following: Education, Extensions, Modularization, Performance,
> Security, Specifications, VBA Interoperability (???), WP.
>
> Just my .02.
>
> Anyway, your ideas DO seem pretty good to me.
>
>
>> I would make this new page in mdtext. I programmed a table enhancement for
>> the CMS today that will help keep the page compact - columns of rows.
>>
>
>
> I don't mind mdtext, but I'm more comfortable with HTML. :)
>
> But...I'm open to see what you come up with. Is there an accessible mock-up
> somewhere?
>
>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>> I wonder if Develop should also go there? Does this all become a new "Get
>> Involved"?
>>
>> Happy Holidays,
>> Dave
>>
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > [1] http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/people.html
>>
>>
>
>
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> MzK
>
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>  by the way its animals are treated."
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