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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Celebrating 15 years of open source success -- ApacheCon NA!
Date Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:36:20 GMT
On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 5:41 AM, Andrea Pescetti <>

> On 15/01/2015 Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> On 29/12/2014 Kay Schenk wrote:
>>> Participate in
>>> ApacheConNA in Austin, TX, April 13-15, 2015, ...
>>> A suggested list of topics can be found at:
>>> action?pageId=50855951
>>> Proposals can be submitted until Feb. 1, 2015 via the following link :
>>> america/program/cfp
>> We started with 10 talks, but we'll have to downsize if we don't have
>> enough speakers. So, please, take your time to see if you could present
>> one of the following talks
> Still no volunteers? For a start, who is planning to be in Austin?
> Deadline for submissions is in one week. If you are planning to attend,
> please definitely consider to pick a talk from the ones below (or propose
> your own): speakers can also attend the conference for free.
>  1 State: A perspective of our first 15 years, and the current state of
>> the project
>> 2 Future: Outlook for OpenOffice, 2015 and beyond
>> 3 Development: Significant recent or foreseen technical improvements in
>> OpenOffice; the architecture of OpenOffice as it relates to open source
>> development/maintenance.
>> 3a Improvements to core code (Modules vs complete "office" suite)
>> 3b Improvements to the development process (IDEs, etc.)
>> 3c Improvements to core libraries, etc.
>> 3d Incorporating other open source products or ideas
>> 4 Localization: L10N community, translation, Pootle server
>> 5 QA: Quality assurance processes, Bugzilla, bug triaging, testing tools
>> 6 Documentation and Marketing: Documentation, Trademarks, OpenOffice
>> Reputation, OpenOffice in the Press (Documentation and Marketing could
>> also be split)
>> 7 ODF: The relationship of the ODF standard and OpenOffice. How did this
>> standard contribute to making OpenOffice open source?
>> 8 Adoption: How did making OpenOffice open source contribute to its
>> adoption by business enterprises; Migration use cases.
>> 9 Ecosystem: A panel of OpenOffice downstream users (Symphony,
>> NeoOffice,  LibreOffice,  Go-oo) discussing their use of OpenOffice code
>> and what they've contributed back.
>> 10 Mobile: How desktop based office systems will adopt to responsive
>> design in mobile devices  ...
>> We can wait a few days, even a week, but then we'll have to cut the
>> topics we can't cover.
> At this point, we would have to cut the whole track, unless Kay received
> some answers to the announce@ post. I haven't looked in the submissions
> system, so if you submitted something in the last 10 days there (or if you
> do in future) make sure to send a note here too.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

I haven't received any messages privately and, looking at the CFP
submissions, nothing has been submitted for OpenOffice.  The involvement of
OpenOffice  at ApacheConEU in November was good,  Since then, we've been
going through a bit of a reorganization.  This has probably contributed to
the lack of involvement in ApacheConNA in Austin.  Unless enough proposals
are submitted today, I don't think we'll have a track at ApacheConNA in

Should we notify someone?

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