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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Invitation to speak at TransferSummit
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:20:19 GMT
On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 3:59 PM, Ross Gardler
<> wrote:
> This sounds great Donald. No worries about being new to the ASF, I'm
> really wanting someone with some history with OOo that can talk about
> why you (not your employer) felt that Apache was chosen as the final
> home.
> I am also asking someone from LO. I trust that both parties will be

Asking them what?  Presumably they would not be presenting "a
justification for the move to the ASF".

> sensible enough to avoid there being an Us and Them flavour. In fact I

I suspect that will depend on the answer to my question above.  The
sense of the question matters as much as the sense of person.

> truly hope that we can use the opportunity to have some face to face
> time and a beet/wine/whiskey/coke/whatever. On the weekend there is a
> BarCampApache which, if you want to stick around, will provide a less
> formal environment to do some good community work.
> Before I confirm a speaker though I will let the planet revolve a few
> more times.
> Ross
> On 29 June 2011 20:05, Donald Harbison <> wrote:
>> Ross,
>> I'd be happy to volunteer for this preso. I'm one of the non-coder
>> Committers, and worked to
>> move OpenOffice to Apache on several fronts. My day job is working in IBM
>> Software
>> Group's Open Standards/Open Source team with my specific focus on the
>> OASIS OpenDocument Format standard, hence my keen interest in OpenOffice,
>> and
>> all things 'ODF', including the ODF Toolkit Java tools, enabling
>> programmatic
>> manipulation of documents.
>> I'm new to Apache, drinking from the firehose, but I'd very much like to
>> step up and
>> discuss the various perspectives that led to OpenOffice moving to Apache at
>> TransferSummit.
>> Hopefully, by September my track record on list will be more established
>> than it is now.
>> I signed up to work the trademark/branding, communiations and community
>> development
>> aspects of the project.
>> /don
>> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
>>> I chair a conference in Oxford, UK called TransferSummit. The next on
>>> is in September (7/8). The conference is about open development and
>>> open innovation.
>>> I would love to have someone from the Apache OO.o team present the
>>> community case for Apache OO.o. That is, rather than a technical
>>> presentation I am looking for a justification for the move to the ASF.
>>> There are other talks that cover the Apache Way, I'm more looking for
>>> opinion from the initial committers.
>>> I'm afraid we don't pay travel expenses, but we do cover a conference
>>> pass, two nights accomodation, gala dinner, breakfasts and lunch
>>> More info about the conference at
>>> (if anyone on this list thinks they have another killer presentation
>>> for such an event feel free to mail me)
>>> Ross
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective

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