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From Carl Marcum <c...@codebuilders.net>
Subject Re: First Year Cake(walk)
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 21:44:16 GMT
+1

Well said Louis !

Best regards
Carl

On 05/09/2012 05:32 PM, Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
> I'm not by any stretch the community manager of this new project, AOO,
> but am like many of you on this list part of it, a member. And as we are
> shouting out and offering praise, I'd like to thank the community and
> the Apache group for what has been accomplished.
>
> The reviews keep pouring in. Do a simple Google search and you'll see
> what I mean. And they have been trending positive, at least as of last
> night, -0500 UTC.
>
> The first year is always the hardest, as we have to find our roles and
> discover the ways to collaborate with the others--and also to learn what
> has to be done in all regards, from infrastructure, code, governance,
> and identity.
>
> For me, it was an odd and sometimes difficult year, as I discovered how
> much I'd invested--emotionally, intellectually, socially--in OpenOffice.
> That it has come out so well and that the product I use every day (and
> which never crashes on me) is showing itself renewed, refreshed is
> terrific. But even better is that the collaborators working on it have
> formed and are forming a real community, one whose governance is open
> and transparent, one in which evident merit marked by doing is the true
> measure and one in which everyone is eligible to show their merits.
>
> Thanks then not only to Andrew R. and the mentors, but to those who make
> up the actuality of the Apache way by doing.
>
> Cheers,
> Louis
>


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