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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: *DRAFT FINAL* June board report
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:19:28 GMT
Am 06/06/2012 08:13 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
> OK -- I hope this is the final.
> Rob -- I did see what you meant on the grad issues so I changed this a
> bit...and my spell checker was not functioning before so hopefully
> better now. Thanks for all the feedback.
> back later...again, formatting will be corrected later
> =====================================================================
> Project Name and Brief Description:
> OpenOffice (was
> * 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 support
> 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" especially with regard to
> organization and communication style.
> We have started preliminary discussion concerning graduation as we would
> like to propose graduation within the next month.
> Issues for IPMC or ASF Board Awareness
> - Leaks from ooo-private to outside agencies
> Possible leaks of information from the ooo-private email list are
> being investigated. Our first objective is to first establish if and
> how leaks occurred. Once full details are available we will be working
> to address the issue directly. No action is currently required from
> the board and an update will be provided, at the latest, in our next
> report.
> Community Development/Outreach Progress
> - Since our last report we have voted in 13 new Committers/PPMC members.
> - Since our last report, 2 committer/PPMC members have resigned
> - We have improved to act more as a self organized project to address
> and solve project related topics (e.g. forum moderation)
> - We were able to initiate transfer of SPI funds formerly earmarked for
> to the ASF. However, due to changes in the ASF Fundraising chair, this
> transfer has been postponed.
> Followup with ASF Fundraising is needed to complete this transaction.
> These funds, as previously discussed, will primarily be used for
> developer travel when needed.
> - We accepted an offer from SourceForge to host our older 3.3 version
> and provide client installs of
> latest release 3.4. This event was accomplished after much discussion
> among members and consultation
> with mentors.
> - Due to heightened interest, we are putting more resources (services,
> volunteers) into translation efforts
> - We are more putting effort into addressing trademark and third-party
> distributin requests. Ongoing emphasis as to
> how to accommodate and track these requests is becoming an important
> concern.
> - We are increasing our global reach by recruiting volunteers to help
> update and maintain the large set of native language home pages"
> - Established various social programming accounts for additional
> outreach: Twitter, Google+, Facebook
> - Setup two additional native language mailing lists
> Project Development Progress
> - Pootle services for the project were established and used.
> Translation services will be ongoing as new contributors for this
> service join.
> - We released Apache OpenOffice 3.4 on May 8, 2012.
> This release included:
> Six different client platform install versions in 15 languages
> Source tarballs in English
> Software development kit packaging for 5 platforms
> Language packs for 15 languages
> Over 3 million downloads the first month.
> A summary of downloads for the installs can be found at:
> - We are currently working on an alternate repository for category-B
> code to comply
> with graduation requirements
> - An SGA was received from IBM for IBM Lotus Symphony.
> We are now preparing to import IBM Symphony changes into the OpenOffice
> repository
> This should be complete by the time of the June board meeting.
> - We are putting renewed effort into the "user experience". Apache
> OpenOffice is an end-user
> product, the best quality product and best experience for end users is
> one of our primary goals.
> - 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.
> - Community support forums remain popular with users but registration
> seems to have stabilized.
> The ooo-users list also is quite active.
> As Apache OpenOffice is a client product, we continue to investigate
> ways to direct
> users to appropriate support venues.
> - The developer list, ooo-dev, now has 409 subscribers and is very
> active with post averaging about
> 100 per day

Thanks a lot for volunteering to create the report and taking care of 
all the details and fine points.


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