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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice at ACEU
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:10:57 GMT
On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Ross Gardler

> The OpenOffice podling is very eager to get on with planning their
> portion of the ACEU event. Of course this is *very* hard for them to
> do when there is so
> little information about what the event will look like and what
> options are available to them.
> As OOo the project had regular conferences of its own. It has an army
> of volunteers
> and it has an extremely high profile with end users. Furthermore, it
> has cash available (as a by-product of the OOo fundraising efforts) to
> make contributions towards its own event needs and TAC requirements.
> As an AOO mentor and a member of ConCom I have encouraged them to just
> get on with planning. I've indicated that I will work with ConCom to
> ensure that their plans will, wherever practical and non-conflicting
> with ACEU objectives, be incorporated into the broader event. I'm
> watching their planning and will try and course correct if I see
> problems arising. I've also asked them to make sure they report
> regularly here.
> Don already proposed a an AOO portion of the event [1] explaining AOO
> "can easily fill (1) day worth of sessions, plus generate activity in
> side sesssions; e.g. hacking, etc. " Don is on this list.

Yes, I am on this list paying attention. :)  ... several hours ago I
submitted the GDocs form Nick sent out. [3]. I now need to jump back over
to [2] and update our planning wiki.

> The community is coordinating planning at [2]
> If there are any significant concerns about the potential of this (and
> me) railroading this let me know what aspects worry you and I'll try
> and ensure the planning team are aware, but we are just a few months
> away now and planning needs to start.
> Ross
> [1] http://s.apache.org/pZE
> [2] http://s.apache.org/4cp
> [3]  *http://s.apache.org/Q2k*
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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