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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Clarifying facts
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:40:30 GMT
Yes it's looking pretty good now Ross.  I am
still concerned about the level of commit activity
being on the low-side but I'm hoping post-release
things will pick up as the project starts to push
towards 4.0.

> From: Ross Gardler <>
>Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:36 PM
>Subject: Re: Clarifying facts
>On 13 March 2012 17:17, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
>>> The Apache OpenOffice project is still in incubation and has not yet requested
graduation to a TLP.
>> A release is a prerequisite to graduation. Once a release has been made graduation
is next on the agenda. Our mentors can correct me if I am wrong, but we have likely met all
of the other requirements.
>Speaking as just one mentor I believe the PPMC is now functioning as a
>healthy Apache PMC. Specifically:
>- the diversity requirement of the project has been met (in fact this
>was the case on day one)
>- all discussions relating to project strategy now take place on the
>public mailing lists
>- the voice of the lone contributor is as loud as the voice of any
>other contributor
>- decisions are being taken by those who are ready, willing and able
>to implement them
>- the community is rewarding those who earn merit with committership
>in the project
>- participants are finding their natural place within the community
>(this includes coders, testers, technical writers, forum admins,
>translators and many more)
>- the community is learning to respect and reward non-code contributions
>- there is evidence of cross-project collaboration both into and out of AOO
>- AOO project members are appearing in the appropriate places around
>the ASF to ensure full engagement with the foundation
>- mentors very rarely interject, unless specifically called upon
>- community members are learning not to feed trolls
>In summary, yes I think the AOO project is well on its way to
>graduation. A release is a pre-requisite to graduation as that is the
>point at which the ASF is able to assert that the code is fully
>license compliant. Once the first release is complete I imagine
>graduation will not be far behind.
>I look forward to seeing AOO code allowing the further adoption of ODF
>alongside other great ODF related projects.
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