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From Tias Guns <t...@fosdem.org>
Subject Re: [FOSDEM-Devrooms] FOSDEM 2013 devroom request: Apache OpenOffice
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:02:27 GMT
Hi Andrea,

Thank you for your devroom proposal, we have added it to the list of 
candidates.


Kind regards,
Tias

On 09/27/2012 10:09 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> (sent on behalf of the Apache OpenOffice PPMC: http://s.apache.org/PI0 )
>
> * Devroom name: Apache OpenOffice
>
> * Description
>
> Apache OpenOffice, formerly known as OpenOffice.org, is one of the most
> popular Free and Open Source software projects. The project, hosted by
> the Apache Software Foundation since June 2011, had two successful
> releases in 2012, with more than 16 million downloads in 4 months.
> OpenOffice is developed by a large and diverse community, including
> full-time and part-time core developers, translators, testers, user
> experience experts, documentation contributors, developers of
> third-party extensions and templates.
>
> * Project URLs
> - http://www.openoffice.org
> - http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/
>
> * Preferred day: Saturday or Sunday
> - Saturday
>
> * Why should FOSDEM accept this proposal?
>
> After a period of reorganization at Apache, the OpenOffice project
> managed to come back to a regular release schedule, is attracting new
> volunteers and is now able to successfully engage them. Recent
> contributions, like the donation of the Lotus Symphony code by IBM,
> provide interesting challenges for new developers, and there are a lot
> of tasks available for non-developers too.
>
> An Apache OpenOffice devroom would allow existing volunteers to meet and
> discuss future developments, and users and potential new volunteers to
> learn how they can help the project, thanks to presentations and
> hacking sessions spanning a broad range of topics.
>
> The Apache OpenOffice project is definitely willing to consider a
> possible suggestion by the organizers for a joint "ODF editors" devroom,
> dedicated to Apache OpenOffice and to the other Free and Open Source
> editors using OpenDocument as their native format.
>
> Best regards,
> Andrea Pescetti - Apache OpenOffice PPMC.
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