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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Incubator PMC/Board report for September 2011 (
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:29:05 GMT

 1. Considering that the Bulldozing term and thread were on ooo-private, it will be weird
to have that reported here as status of a group that was not privy to it.  (The IPMC and mentors
already know, of course.)  I recommend that the mention be removed.  A community accomplishment
would be the increase in civility on the ooo-dev list, perhaps.  If this is to remain, do
you have a more affirmative statement than that mentoring was required?  Positive outcome
strikes me as the accomplishment.

 2. I also forgot an issue, and that is our failure to deal with the (usage of) encryption
software now public in the code base.  That does strike me as an issue that the Board might
want to be aware of.

 3. Issues were listed in the August report, under that heading.  It might be good to have
accounted for them.  I have no idea what to say about the organizational one, but perhaps
to report that the oversight responsibilities of the PPMC as delegated by the ASF were clarified
and are being applied.

 4. In particular, discussions with documentation authors were mentioned in the previous report
and discussions as to licensing were identified as an issue.  If you have a rewording for
the outcome (rather than removing the topic completely from the status), I think that would
be a good idea.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 05:18
Subject: Re: Incubator PMC/Board report for September 2011 (

I have updated the draft report:

1) Added mention of the trademark permission request we reviewed and approved

2) Added mention of the difficulties we had this month with
"bulldozing" when the discussions became heated.  (I think that is
relevant, and we should acknowledge the problem as well as steps taken
to address it,)

3) Removed the unnecessary editorializing.

Revised version is below.



* entered incubation 2011-06-13.

[ ... ]

* Community development progress

[ ... ]

Although discussions on the list are currently calm, we have had cases
this month of "bulldozing" and other undesired behavior when the
discussions become heated.  The project mentors have worked diligently
to coach project members on the dangers of such behavior.

* Project development progress

[ ... ]

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