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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: What would OpenOffice NON-retirement involve?
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:55:54 GMT
Am 09/02/2016 06:25 PM, schrieb Patricia Shanahan:
> On 9/2/2016 7:59 AM, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
>> OK, counter-point to the other thread... let's talk specifically about
>> what
>> needs to happen next, given that some (plenty|most|all|???) of us want
>> this
>> project to
>> continue moving forward.
>>
>> What has to happen next? What is the most important thing/things we could
>> be
>> working on? What could I do *right now* to help move things in a positive
>> direction?
>>
>> How can we attract more developers? How do we counter the FUD that is
>> already being promulgated in response to the "retirement" discussion?
>> etc...
>
> The "other thread" is actually liberating. Let's go public with the risk
> that AOO will be shut down, despite the wishes and best efforts of its
> remaining developers.
>
> I would like to see every possible medium used to present one message:
> "AOO is at serious risk of dying, unless we get more volunteer
> developers, especially C++ programmers."
>
> I know we need other skills as well, but I don't want to dilute or
> complicate that message.
>
> I would like a special mailing list recruitment@openoffice.apache.org,
> just for signing up and organizing new developers. No need for them to
> start with dev@, especially the less experienced developers. Just send
> an e-mail to recruitment@
>
> The message should go out every way it can:
>
> users@openoffice.apache.org
> OpenOffice forums
> Press release
> members@apache.org
> dev@community.apache.org
>
> We should also strengthen the current download page appeal for
> developers to state the risk of shut down.

if you have some more ideas let me know. This is a point we can get 
quite quickly published.

Marcus


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