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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: *DRAFT FINAL* June board report
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:49:46 GMT

On Jun 6, 2012, at 1:19 PM, Marcus (OOo) wrote:

> 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.

I agree. I also really like the way you did this on the list!


> Marcus

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