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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: *DRAFT* June board report...please help
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 07:57:27 GMT
just a few spelling errors that you pobably have addressed already

On 6/6/12 2:26 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>> OK, here's a draft -- Dennis is working on getting me actual "people"
>> numbers later today, so what I have here in terms of new committers is just
>> a (bad) guess. And, duh -- we only report in March, June, September,
>> December, so what I have here in terms of what we've been doing since March
>> is probably way, way off... Please update as you see fit!
>>
>> I now have an incubator wiki account so I will happily post when we're done
>>
>>
>> == proposed June AOO report ==
>>
>> *Project Name and Brief Description*
>>
>> OpenOffice (was OpenOffice.org)
>>
>> * OpenOffice entered incubation 2011-06-13
>>
>> OpenOffice is an open-source, office-document productivity suite providing
>> six productivity applications based around the OpenDocument Format (ODF).
>> OpenOffice is released on multiple platforms.  Its localizations  have
>> supported 110 languages worldwide.
>>
>> * Most Important Items To Address Toward Graduation *
>>
>>  1. Review of distributed articles to ensure compliance with ASF policy
>>  2. Given the size and scope of OpenOffice, continue work on    "community
>> readiness" espeically with refgard to
>>    organization and communication style.
>>  3. Increase size and diversity of the active development community
>>
> 
> It seems odd to have a list that large and say that we're about to
> start a graduation vote.  My impression was we're really only working
> on #1, and Andre and Pedro seem to have those under control.  #2 and
> #3 are ongoing activities, before and after graduation, for us and any
> other Apache project.  But I don't think we have any graduation
> blocking issues there.
> 
> 
>> We have started preliminary discussion concerning graduation, and are
>> putting renewed emphasis on the above items
>> as we would like to propose graduation within the next month.
>>
>> * Issues for IPMC or ASF Board Awareness *
>>
>>  - None
>>
>> * Community Development Progress *
>>
>>  - Since our last report we have voted in 5 (?) new Committers/PPMC members.
>>  - Since our last report, one committer/PPMC member has resigned
>>  - We have improved to act more as a self organized project to address
>>    and solve project related topics (eg. budget transfer from SPI, forum
>> moderation).
>>  - We accepted an offer from SourceForge to host our older 3.3 version and
>> provide client installs of our latest release 3.4.
>> This decision was arrived after much discussion among members and
>> consulation with mentors.
>>  - Due to heightened interest, we are putting more resources (services,
>> volunteers) into translation efforts
>>  - We are putting more effort into addressing trademark and third-party
>> distributin requests. Ongoing emphasis as to

distributing

>>    how to accomodate and track these requests is becoming an important
>> concern.

accommodate

>>  - We are putting renewed emphasis on recruitment to assist with maintaiing

maintaining

>> now abandoned former native-language project web sites.
>>
> 
> I'd word that as, 'We are increasing our global reach by recruiting
> volunteers to help update and maintain the large set of legacy native
> language home pages"
> 
>> * Project Development Progress *
>>
>>  - We released Apache OpenOffice 3.4 on May 8, 2012.
> 
> Over three million downloads in the first month.
> 
>>    This release included:
>>      Five different client platform install versions in 15 languages
>>      Source tarbalss in Engligh

Source tarballs

>>      Software development kit packaging for 5 platforms

Software Development Kit (SDK)

>>      Language packs for 15 languages
>>
>>    A summary of downloads for the installs can be found at:
>>
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/stats/timeline
>>
>>        We would like to publicly acknowledge the efforts of our mentors, the
>> Apache infrastructure team, and the wonderful folks at SourceForge in making
>> this release a success!
>>
>>
>>  - We are currently working on an alternate repository for category-B code
>> to comply with graduation requirements
>>  - Prepartion was made in May for importing IBM Symphony changes into the

Preparation

>> OpenOffice repository
> 
> Maybe first say an SGA was received from IBM for IBM Lotus Symphony,
> and now are preparing to import...
> 
>>    This should be complete by the time of the June board meeting.
>>  - Work is continuing on making translation processes easier for volunteers.
>> Currently, only committers can access the Pootel server.

Pootle

>>  - Testing and implementation of old update service for OpenOffice has been
>> accomplished. This service is for older OpenOffice clients to identify
>> updates and, optionally, install an update if available.
>>  - !!!! need and update on this one and the mailing list numbers!!:
> 
> For ooo-dev we have 409 subscribers !
> 
>>    Community support forums remain popular with users, hitting a new
>>    concurrency record (296)
>>
>>
> 
> Very good report.  I see you have some other suggestions as well.
> Once those are included, and maybe a run through a spell checker, it
> should be "ready to go".

a good report

Juergen

> 
> Thanks for volunteering to draft this!
> 
> -Rob
> 
> 
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> MzK
>>
>> "So let it rock, let it roll
>> Let the bible belt come and save my soul
>> Hold on to sixteen as long as you can
>> Changes come around real soon make us woman and men."
>>          -- "Jack and Diane", John Mellencamp


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