Community Council/Agenda

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Upcoming Meeting

Date: 2010-05-20 (Derived from the Community Council Meeting Calendar)

Time: 18.30 UTC (click on the link to show world clock times)

Location: IRC

Agenda and Work Status

The following table represents the agenda of the upcoming meeting and the current work status of topics / action items. Working with this table is described in the Community Council Meeting Guidelines.

Last Update
List of Action Items of previous meeting for approval
  • Meeting minutes of previous meeting at Minutes#2010-04-15
  • Result: Minutes have been approved.
CC Elections (Martin, Pavel, John)
Louis, Christoph
  • Voting phase has been finished. Two of the three candidates have been confirmed. Final result is available here: Elections/2010-03.
    • Follow-up action item 2010-04-23#1 to decide how to deal with the unconfirmed "Product Development Representative".
    • According to meeting 2010-04-01: Christoph will update the Election Process bylaw once the current election is over. The change will describe the exclusive use of dedicated tooling for the voting, e.g. LimeSurvey. The version of the bylaw will be changed from 1.0 to 1.1.
  • Result 2010-04-29: Item has been finalized.
Refresh Incubator and NLC Project processes
  • No new proposal available. Louis will work on that.
  • Next steps: Will be discussed in next meeting.
Publicize the open slot at the start of the CC meetings
  • According to Martin, the current proposal has to be reworked. It is being worked on.
  • It has been clarified to provide this "open slot" on a regular basis (e.g. monthly, or each CC meeting).
  • Proposal: Martin will provide a new proposal in the next few days.
Work with Clayton on estimates for Developing developers documentation
  • New proposal has been sent to the list by Jürgen (here). The basic idea is to provide bounties instead of contracting one writer.
  • For any proposal, the development budget may require an upgrade. Matthias, Stefan and Martin will provide a proposal (Cor will join, see 2010-03-04#5).
  • Juergen talked with Clayton and they will come up with some drafts for the first bounties and in relation to the drafts with a set of basic rules/guideline that are necessary to run such a bounty program (see mail on council-discuss).
  • Next steps:
    • Juergen will summarize some information on a wiki page.
    • Budget discussion will be continued in next CC meeting. It is assumed that there will be more information on how much will be provided for each work package.
  • No real update, simply because the lack of time
    • Clayton and i are working on a wiki page to present/describe the idea of bounties and to present the first 4-5 bounty ideas. I expect that we can publish it soon, currently we make slow progress because of vacation or general unavailability.
2010-03-04#5 Internship (was: Talk to Google about 2010 SoC)
Cor, John
  • We have been informed that Google refuses projects from It had been decided before to go for the own " Internship" in that situation.
  • A draft for the internship program is worked out (here). All CC members are asked to comment this proposal on the CC mailing list before Tuesday March 23.
  • Budget may be possible issue, since required for here and for documentation (AI 2010-03-04#4). Cor will join the discussion to work on a proposal.
  • Next steps:
    • Cor joins the the budget discussion.
    • Prepare approval and launch asap.
Talk to Education Project Leads about structure and remit
John, Cor
  • Cor to prepare a draft and present it to the Community Council. Nothing done yet.
  • Next steps: Will be discussed in next meeting.
Talk to NLC about ‘NLC of the Month’ for OOo Newsletter
  • Inteview with the Irish team has been done. No further information available by his deputy (Leif).
  • Next steps: Charles has scheduled the next project to be interviewed (the Sinhala project). He would also like to discuss how to extend the media impact of these interviews.
Community situation
  • What do we see, where are we, what are we going to do about it.
2010-04-29#1 CC Election (Product Development Representative) Accepted   Christoph 2010-04-29
  • Initial situation: In the election 2010-03, one of the three roles hasn't been confirmed. How to proceed?
  • Proposal: Re-do the whole election cycle for the "Product Development Representative".
  • Result: All agreed to proposal.
  • Next steps:
    • Christoph will create a new wiki page for the elections 2010-05.
    • Elections itself will be started as soon as possible.
Missing OOo desktop presence New
  • Request by a community member to discuss / decide the following question: "Why should give away it's presence on the user's desktop - the main place to be recognized by the people - only to support the "application independency" of ODF? A Sun employee stated "The idea of supporting ODF as a application independent open standard is the priority." This leads / will lead to changes with regard to the document and application icon design. The current ODF "only" icons seem to be undesired by the community. Original request to the CC on ooo-discuss: initial mail (2010-04-14), full mail thread
  • Discussion:
    • Some members stated that the request should be "more actionable" and "better framed" to be decided by the community.
    • Proposal has been made to forward the request to council-discuss to propose how to proceed.
  • Next steps: Christoph will forward the request to council-discuss.
2010-04-29#3 CC Meetings Calendar Finalized Christoph 2010-04-29
  • Two months ago, the CC decided to meet each 2 weeks instead of 3 for a "test period". Now there is a need to decide how to continue and to update the CC meeting calender page.
  • Result: We proceed with the 3 weeks schedule for the next meetings.
  • Next steps: CC meeting calender page will be updated (meantime: has been updated already).
2010-05-07#1 Do not promote proprietary software through the OpenOffice extensions library New  ??? 2010-05-07
  • OpenOffice is free software, but some of the extensions it offers to the users are proprietary. OpenOffice extensions library should not promote proprietary extensions.

Minutes of Previous Meetings

To be found here.

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