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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: *DRAFT* June board report...please help
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:26:07 GMT
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.
>

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


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