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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE][DISCUSS] Apache OpenOffice Community Graduation Vote
Date Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:14:05 GMT

On Aug 19, 2012, at 4:09 PM, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>> 
>> On Aug 19, 2012, at 1:43 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> 
>>> I'm unable to vote either way until:
>>> 
>>> A) a PMC chair has been identified by the community
>>> 
>>> B) a resolution for the TLP is prepared which will define what we are
>>> voting on
>>> 
>>> Note, I'm generally in favour of the proposal but I do want to be sure that
>>> the community has the resources it needs to continue to build and maintain
>>> a healthy,vibrant and inclusive community. There are some candidates for
>>> PMC chair that I can think of, but I don't know if they want the role.
>>> 
>>> In a healthy community the PMC role is just taking responsibility for board
>>> reports (not necessarily writing them, just making sure they get written)
>>> and any community actions requested by the board. It shouldn't be a time
>>> consuming role, but it can become so on occasion.
>>> 
>>> This query should not prevent the community expressing their opinion in the
>>> vote. I just wanted to let you know why I will be abstaining. You only need
>>> my vote when it comes to the actual graduation vote.
>> 
>> I understand.
>> 
>> BTW - There are some Mentor related status items on [1] that need action. Would you
be able to take care of those items?
>> 
> 
> So the items I see as not marked as done are:
> 
> 1. Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist
> and check www.nameprotect.com to be sure that the name is not already
> trademarked for an existing software product.
> 
> 2. Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
> 
> 3. Give all Mentors access to the incubator SVN repository. (to be
> done by the Incubator PMC chair or an Incubator PMC Member wih karma
> for the authorizations file)
> 
> 4. Tell Mentors to track progress in the file
> 'incubator/projects/{project.name}.html'
> 
> For 1, we came with a transferred trademark, from Oracle.  I think
> that can be considered an alternative way of demonstrating uniqueness,
> since that was required in the first instance to acquire the
> registered trademark,  So maybe we just put down the date of the
> transfer?
> 
> For 2, that is obviously done.  I assume it was done within hours of
> the podling being created.
> 
> Ditto for 3.
> 
> For 4, this sounds incorrect.  It has been podling members, not
> mentors, who have been maintaining the status file.  But for
> completeness can we assume that the mentors were implicitly told to do
> this when the IPMC approved the podling initially?

I agree with your interpretation on all points.

> 
> So is there anything on that list that you think needs Mentor
> attention?  Anything else in the status file?

Not that I know of.

Regards,
Dave

> 
> -Rob
> 
>> Thanks & Regards,
>> Dave
>> 
>> [1] http://incubator.apache.org/projects/openofficeorg.html
>> 
>>> 
>>> Ross
>>> On Aug 19, 2012 4:53 PM, "Rob Weir" <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Please vote in the main [VOTE] thread, and have discussion in this thread.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> 
>>>> -Rob
>>>> 
>> 


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