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From Albino Biasutti Neto <>
Subject Re: First Year Cake(walk)
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 23:28:06 GMT

2012/5/9 Louis Suárez-Potts <>

> I'm not by any stretch the community manager of this new project, AOO,
> but am like many of you on this list part of it, a member. And as we are
> shouting out and offering praise, I'd like to thank the community and
> the Apache group for what has been accomplished.
> The reviews keep pouring in. Do a simple Google search and you'll see
> what I mean. And they have been trending positive, at least as of last
> night, -0500 UTC.
> The first year is always the hardest, as we have to find our roles and
> discover the ways to collaborate with the others--and also to learn what
> has to be done in all regards, from infrastructure, code, governance,
> and identity.
> For me, it was an odd and sometimes difficult year, as I discovered how
> much I'd invested--emotionally, intellectually, socially--in OpenOffice.
> That it has come out so well and that the product I use every day (and
> which never crashes on me) is showing itself renewed, refreshed is
> terrific. But even better is that the collaborators working on it have
> formed and are forming a real community, one whose governance is open
> and transparent, one in which evident merit marked by doing is the true
> measure and one in which everyone is eligible to show their merits.
> Thanks then not only to Andrew R. and the mentors, but to those who make
> up the actuality of the Apache way by doing.


AOO project brings me great satisfaction, a project the enhances the
person, and I see good and excelent future!

We are together! :)


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