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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject needs mentor signoff: Re: *DRAFT FINAL* June board report
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:14:56 GMT
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:

>
> 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.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
> >>
> >> - 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!
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
>
>
again thanks for your kind words...and now it's there --

wiki.apache.org/incubator/June2012

needing mentor sign-off and darn! I forgot to include maybe IPMC help with
the additional web sites we're thinking of registering...

oh well...


> >
> > Marcus
>
>


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