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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: *DRAFT* June board report...please help
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:04:35 GMT


On 06/05/2012 08:36 PM, Kevin Grignon wrote:
> KG01 - See comments inline.
>
> Kay, thanks for putting this information together.
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:26 AM, Rob Weir<robweir@apache.org>  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
>>>     how to accomodate and track these requests is becoming an important
>>> concern.
>>>   - We are putting renewed emphasis on recruitment to assist with
>> maintaiing
>>> now abandoned former native-language project web sites.
>>>
>>
>
> KG01 - Re "3. Increase size and diversity of the active development
> community", perhaps we could acknowledge that we are working to
> re-invigorate the user experience design effort. Software is for people,
> and we should show that we are working hard to understand who is user our
> product, why and for what, and how we will work to deliver the best
> experience possible to support our users. We don't just make code software,
> we design great products that align with our client's view of success -
> that is a design activity. My feedback here is too wordy, please include
> anything that acknowledges effort in user research and design of our
> products would be great.

you got it! I'll include something on this!
>
>
>>
>> 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
>>>       Software development kit packaging for 5 platforms
>>>       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
>>> 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.
>>>   - 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".
>>
>> 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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MzK


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