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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: *DRAFT FINAL* June board report
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:16:29 GMT
Hagar --

SUPER! and thanks

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Hagar Delest <hagar.delest@laposte.net>wrote:

> Sorry I'm late, here are 2 points maybe worth adding:
> - Spam has been completely eradicated from community English forum with
> new counter measures (new users moderation and new moderators).
> - A new root admin (imacat) has been promoted and is now taking the job
>  to insure smooth running and consistency with infra requirements.
>
> Hagar
>
>
> Le mer. 06 juin 2012 20:13:14 CEST, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> a
> écrit :
>
>
>  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.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 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
>> OpenOffice.org
>>     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:
>>
>> http://sourceforge.net/**projects/openofficeorg.mirror/**
>> files/stats/timeline<http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/stats/timeline>
>>
>>   - 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>


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