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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Volunteers, Contributors, Committers, PMC members -- is there any way to consolidate these lists?
Date Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:23:43 GMT
Thanks Rob.

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 24, 2012, at 11:56 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:

> We have the following today:
> 1)  -- This
> lists a variety of people involved in the project, independent of
> status.

Let's convert this page into an official list of PMC members and Committers. Maintained by
the PMC. I volunteer to update this by next week.
> 2) I'd like to have a place for new volunteers to put their names,
> preferably on the wiki or some place where a non-committer has easy
> access.

+1 this can be dynamic and self organizing.
> 3) We have a list of Committers here, automatically generated:

This is from the ASF and comes from karma as granted by the PMC chair.

> 4) We don't have anything that indicates which Committers are also PMC members.

The new people page will show the differences.
> 5) We have this "credits" page, which is linked to from our Help/About
> dialog box.  But it does not appear to be updated for AOO 3.4.0 or
> 3.4.1:
> 6) Wiki "User" pages
> 7) Any others?
> As we all know, with multiple lists like this things will get out of
> synch.  In fact they already have.
> One simplification idea might be:
> 1) Convert the people.html page into a wiki page

I'd like to keep it as a CMS page.
> 2) Have that page indicate who is a Committer or PMC member.  That can
> be manual for now.
> 3) Point our Help/About box to the wiki page, and add sentence at the
> end of the wiki that says, "OpenOffice has a long history and we also
> thank those who contributed to it before our move to Apache" and then
> link to credits.html
> Any objections to this general idea?  

None other than the committer / PMC page should remain in the CMS.


> Any improvements?
> And if we did want a place to have a big table of volunteers, where on
> the wiki should we put it (CWiki or MWiki)?
> -Rob

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