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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Clarifying facts
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:23:42 GMT
On 14 March 2012 08:02, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> Seems I spoke a little to early on some of the points below (see Joe's
> observations later in this thread)
>
> The project is generally doing very well, but learning to play nice with
> those not fully aligned to "the one true vision" is Spongebob that needs
> work.

s/Spogdebob/something

A while ago I read a tweet that had been auto corrected to something
like "Feel terrible this morning. Bad case of the Man Boobs"

(s/Boobs/Flu)

>
> Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
>
>
> On Mar 13, 2012 5:36 PM, "Ross Gardler" <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>>
>> On 13 March 2012 17:17, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> 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.
>>
>> Ross



-- 
Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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