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From Juergen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Making it easy for IPMC members to vote in favor of AOO 3.4
Date Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:27:59 GMT
On Saturday, 31. March 2012 at 17:14, Rob Weir wrote:
> Try to imagine yourself in the IPMC, being asked to vote for the release of
> AOO 3.4. You want to make sure the release follows Apache policies and
> guidelines. You want to protect the ASF. You want to ensure that users,
> including developers using our source code packages, get the greatest
> benefit from the release. But you are faced with a 10 million line code
> project, larger and more complex than anything you've faced before at
> Apache.
> What do you do? Where do you start?
> Honestly, I have absolutely no idea. It is daunting task. But I think it
> is in our best interest as a PPMC to make our AOO 3.4 Release Candidate
> easy to review for the IPMC. This means understanding the common questions
> and concerns they might have and preparing answers to these in advance.
> I've drafted an outline, and filled in some of the blanks, for a "Summary
> of Apache OpenOffice 3.4 IP Review" document on the wiki. I think this will
> help raise the IPMC comfort level by documenting in one place the due
> diligence we performed and the final results. It also highlights the
> unusual things that came up in this project, such as the "mere aggregation"
> inclusion of dictionaries in the binary packages.
> Here it is:
> Any help in filling in the blanks would be much appreciated, by me (of
> course), but hopefully also by the IPMC. If we should cover other topics,
> add those as well.

You have probably missed this

We have started a similar page and I would suggest that we consolidate these 2 pages immediately
to avoid duplicated work and confusion.

> Regards,
> -Rob 

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