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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS| Info message to post on dev@api and dev@extensions
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:47:32 GMT
2011/8/30 J├╝rgen Schmidt <>:
> Hi,
> as the former project lead of the API and Extensions project i would like to
> post the following message on the and
> mailing lists to inform all subscribers about
> the future of these mailing lists. I will probably post something similar to
> the other project related mailing lists but the dev@ lists are the most
> relevant.The main goal is to inform and bring the subscribers over to the
> new Apache project and the ooo-dev list for further communication and what
> is more important to join the project actively.
> Comments are welcome.

Maybe give the ooo-dev-subscribe address the first time you mention
the mailing list?

Also, "I would like to inform you" sounds (to me at least) cold and
bureaucratic.  Maybe soften it up with variations like "I want to let
you know", "I'm pleased to announce",  "I'd like to share with you
that..." or "You will want to know that..."

Otherwise, this is great!


> Juergen
> ####
> Hi,
> it's probably not really new for you but nevertheless i would like to inform
> you that the project found a new home under the Apache
> foundation ( and some
> things are going different under Apache. We will have only one project -
> Apache Open Office - and the number of mailing lists will be limited to only
> a few (see
> There is a common consensus that we will create new mailing lists with
> specific topics if necessary but at the moment we will move forward with
> only few lists to concentrate the information flow. From my point of view
> it's an advantage compared to the former setup with many projects and many
> project related mailing lists.
> As the project lead of the API and Extension project i would like to inform
> you that this mailing list will go end of life soon (exact date not known
> yet) and further discussion on API and Extension specific topics should
> happen on the mailing list. I recommend that
> you join the Apache OpenOffice project and subscribe on the ooo-dev list
> asap and help to make this new Apache project successful in the same way as
> before under the old setup. Well it's note really a new project but more the
> continuation of the former official project. New in the sense
> that it is now under the umbrella of the Apache foundation.
> Maybe there will be some mail forwarding mechanisms established to ensure
> that we won't lose any messages in the future but i hope that you all will
> subscribe to the mailing lists and that we
> accept the new project under Apache as it is.
> The migration of the project infrastructure to Apache is ongoing (source
> code, website, wiki, forum, ...) and there are still a lot of things to do.
> Every helping hand is welcome. Some things will change under Apache because
> of the already existing rules there and we want to be a good and well formed
> project there. Every change is also the opportunity to make things better
> (if necessary) in the future. And you can be part of this important move of
> OOo and can help to move things forward.
> The good thing at Apache is that it is independent, well accepted in the
> open source world and all project members are equal. Important is that the
> rules of the Apache foundation and the project are accepted and that things
> are getting done.
> I hope to see you all on the new project and the
> mailing list soon. I am looking forward to an
> interesting and challenging future of OOo under the umbrella of the Apache
> foundation.
> Regards
> Juergen
> ####

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