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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: [RESULT][VOTE] Release Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating) RC1
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 08:34:28 GMT

On 03.05.2012 10:24, Andre Fischer wrote:
> On 02.05.2012 19:27, Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
>> On 5/2/12 6:04 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>>> On 2 May 2012 16:51, Pedro Giffuni<> wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> I have no idea if it's common for Podlings to have a successful
>>>> vote in their first attempt but I have to say this result highlights
>>>> the determination and impecable work done by the group.
>>> +1 (it is not common)
>> and it was a little bit surprising ;-) But i think we have listened and
>> have incorporate feedback early and careful. And we will continue to
>> improve our work here as a healthy project and a vibrant community.
>> My "special" role as a release manger was only a tiny piece (and nothing
>> special) of the overall work we as a *community* have achieved with this
>> first release. I could list many names and I am sure I would forget
>> some. So I would like to say thank you to all who helped in the last
>> month to bring our first release on the road.
>> I will list only some key areas where we have achieved a lot:
>> - migration of the website, the wiki, the user forum, the extensions and
>> template repository, bugzilla
>> - setting up new internal wiki at Apache, new pootle server, new project
>> web page
>> - IP cleanup of the code
>> - setting up build bots
>> - preparing regular dev snapshots and final RC
>> - great QA work
>> - archiving older releases and not yet integrated cws
>> - establishing a powerful mirror network with new partners
>> - work on documentation to reflect the new name and latest changes
>> - ...
>> The release is only the successful crowning end of a huge huge effort
>> and a lot of work to migrate everything from Oracle infra-structure to
>> Apache and partners.
>> We all know that it was not only the source code that was migrated/moved
>> but much more and especially the way how we improved over time our
>> collaboration on different tasks makes me very proud and I am really
>> looking forward to continue this work with all of you.
>> We have strong characters in the project with different communication
>> styles but I think we should always look twice what individuals are
>> really doing here in the project and for the project before we
>> adjudicate on somebody.
>> And about statements like "the major part of the community have moved
>> to..." can I only laugh out loud. I felt myself always as part of the
>> OOo community and I never have moved to somewhere else ;-) (sorry I
>> couldn't resist)
>> Thanks to all of you
> I can not say that any better, so many thanks to everybody involved for coding,
> testing, translating, documenting or giving general advice.
> Especially I would like to thank Jürgen for his hard work to coordinate all and
> everything.
> I would like to share a picture of him in his role as master of the "poodle"
> server (~123kb):
> http://

It was an honour to see how this picture was taken.
It is an honour to be part of this great open-source community.

Best regards, Oliver.

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