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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: AOO 2 million?
Date Sat, 26 May 2012 19:46:07 GMT
Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On May 26, 2012 8:37 PM, "drew jensen" <drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sat, 2012-05-26 at 20:00 +0100, Ross Gardler wrote:
> > Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
> > On May 26, 2012 11:54 AM, "drew" <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Sat, 2012-05-26 at 11:25 +0100, Ross Gardler wrote:
> > > > Yes, that's true and is the point I made, in response, plus we
> > downplayed
> > > > the mentor role. But remember, I've written open letters, blog
posts,
> > > > computerworld articles and spoken to reporters too. The point is to
have
> > > > *more* committees speaking with their own voice.
> > >
> > > Hi Ross,
> > >
> > > Then I would suggest you simply stop - it seems rather simple.
> >
> > Of course. Will we then have silence?
> >
> > Oh, and your welcome.
>
> I do appreciate what you did, and I would not be bothered if you did
> more to be honest, but I am ready to hear from others about more
> substance at this point.

+1000 (including your further comments below)

Ross


>
> For instance:
>
> How are strategic goals going to be set?
>
> What plans are there for addressing the changes happening with user
> computing platforms (web, mobile), or will they?
>
> There is a whole slew of real questions I don't hear being addressed = I
> see Kevin talking about a UX team and being chided for it, yet I read in
> emails that a QE lead is already selected, and I wonder - when did that
> happen?
>
> I read a few sideways remarks about patches in the LibreOffice group,
> removing dead code or instance - something that was talked about for
> years at OO.o but always no solution for lack of bodies - well, ok make
> your cracks but I want to know then how is this group going to deal with
> that, or will it?
>
> Put another way, it seems to me that most of the talk, indeed the work,
> is still reactive and not yet proactive and I would really like to see
> that start to change.
>
> //drew
>
>
> >
> > Ross
> >
> > >
> > > //drew
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
> > > > On May 26, 2012 9:38 AM, "Roberto Galoppini" <rgaloppini@geek.net>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 9:12 AM, Ross Gardler
> > > > > <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> > > > > > +1 to a return to a focus on the community members.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > After Rich's interview with me another mentor pointed out that
I've
> > done
> > > > > > more publicity around AOO than the rest of the community put
> > together. It
> > > > > > was pointed out that this might be making the mentoring look
more
> > > > > important
> > > > > > than the coding. Not a good thing.
> > > > >
> > > > > Actually your interview came after a couple of interviews to
community
> > > > > members and templates' creators. I'm sure Rich will be more than
happy
> > > > > to keep interviewing community members, please let us know who
wants
> > > > > to be featured on SourceForge community blog.
> > > > >
> > > > > Roberto
> > > > >
> > > > > > More people have to step up and provide material for the
project to
> > use.
> > > > > > There are people ready to turn it into content and there are
> > milestones
> > > > > to
> > > > > > hang these things from.
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Ross
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
> > > > > > On May 25, 2012 1:45 AM, "Donald Harbison" <dpharbison@gmail.com
>
> > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > >> On Thursday, May 24, 2012, Kay Schenk wrote:
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> > On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 1:27 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org
> > > > > >> <javascript:;>>
> > > > > >> > wrote:
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > > On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Kay Schenk <
> > kay.schenk@gmail.com
> > > > > >> <javascript:;>>
> > > > > >> > wrote:
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > > On 05/24/2012 11:46 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
> > > > > >> > > >>
> > > > > >> > > >> Just checking the numbers:  we appear
to be at 1.8
million
> > for
> > > > > AOO
> > > > > >> 3.4
> > > > > >> > > >> install downloads.
> > > > > >> > > >>
> > > > > >> > > >> It might make sense to put out another
story when we
hit 2
> > > > > million.
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > > why not! :)
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > >
> > > > > >> > > OK. I'll work with Don on this.    But after this
I
suggest we
> > only
> > > > > >> > > note the downloads at 5 million intervals.  Otherwise
we
will
> > spend
> > > > > >> > > too much time writing news articles and too little
time
> > improving
> > > > > >> > > OpenOffice.
> > > > > >> > >
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > this definitely makes sense...
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > We might note that June 1 is the first anniversary
OpenOffice
> > with
> > > > > >> Apache.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> My birthday is June 2, so I'll be sure to note other
milestones!
> > :))
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> > Maybe the new DL stats announcement, if the timeline
is
right,
> > might
> > > > > make
> > > > > >> > note of this and include a mention of how successful
this new
> > > > > >> > environment/arrangement has been for OpenOffice. Just
a
thought.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> IMHO, we need to return focus to the need to profile community
> > members
> > > > > so
> > > > > >> we better know each other. I have a short piece on Dave
Fisher
> > ready to
> > > > > go
> > > > > >> in June. Let's work up more of these....please.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Louis and Nancy had volunteered previously. Anyone else
want
to do
> > a
> > > > > 'Meet
> > > > > >> and Greet'?
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > > A good problem to have ;-)
> > > > > >> > >
> > > > > >> > > -Rob
> > > > > >> > >
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > >> Maybe this can be combined with the piece
on Symphony
that
> > Don
> > > > > was
> > > > > >> > > >> working on?
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > > yes...good idea!
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > >>
> > > > > >> > > >> -Rob
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > > --
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> >
> > > > >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > > >> > > > MzK
> > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > >> > > > "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
> > > > > >> > > >                              -- Mark Twain
> > > > > >> > >
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > --
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >>
> > > > >
> >
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > > >> > MzK
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
> > > > > >> >                                 -- Mark Twain
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >>
> > > > >
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