Community Council/Agenda

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Upcoming Meeting

Date: 2010-06-10 (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#2010-04-29
  • Result: Meeting minutes have been approved in the CC meeting.
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.
  • We have prepared the initial wiki page (still a draft) and have described the first two bounties. More bounties will coming soon ... We already have some more ideas but we want to talk with some people about it before we put it as a bounty in the wiki. Important at this point was to define the basic rules and conditions for the bounty program. If there are no complaints we plan to announce the bounty program next week.
2010-03-04#5 Internship
Cor, John
  • Original topic: Talk to Google about 2010 SoC. 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 had been worked out (here). All CC members were 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 joined the discussion to work on a proposal.
  • The Internship Programme has been officially announced on several channels, e.g. a mail on the announce-list.
  • Result: In the CC meeting it has been decided to mark this item "finalized".
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 2010-06-08
  • In the election 2010-03, one of the three roles hasn't been confirmed. We'll re-do the whole election cycle for the "Product Development Representative".
  • Status:
    • Christoph created a wiki page for the elections: 2010-06.
    • 2010-05-28: Elections have been announced
    • 2010-08-06: One person has been nominated and agreed, an additional person has been nominated.
  • Next steps: Christoph will send a reminder to nominate community members.

Missing OOo desktop presence

Christoph, Stefan 2010-06-08
  • 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:
    • 2010-04-29: 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.
    • 2010-05-02: Christoph forwarded the request to the CC mailing list. A first discussion took place.
    • 2010-05-20: Intensive discussion about the request and how to address it. Stefan and Christoph agreed to work out a request to the ODF Icons team to iterate on the design and/or processes. Maybe a "refreshed" team which may provide an agreed-upon proposal. Stefan stated that there shouldn't be any dependency to the next/other releases.
    • 2010-06-08: Some opinions have been requested by people who initially worked in the branding initiative. Either there isn't feedback yet, or the people aren't currently available to support the i-Team. Ongoing ...
  • Next steps: Christoph will formulate a proposal to be discussed with Stefan. This will be presented to the CC on the CC discuss mailing list.
2010-05-07#1 Do not promote proprietary software through the extensions library Rejected   (none) 2010-05-20
  • Source: User "Juca" added this item 2010-05-07.
  • is free software, but some of the extensions it offers to the users are proprietary. extensions library should not promote proprietary extensions.
  • Result: The Council already discussed this issue due to a request by the FSF. The reply can be found here.
2010-05-20#1 Next Council Coordinator Accepted Christoph 2010-06-08
  • There is a need to elect a new Council Coordinator. Time seems to be up for Christoph according to the Council Wiki Page.
  • Status:
    • 2010-05-20: Due to time constraints, the item has been skipped in the CC meeting.
    • 2010-05-27: Christoph sent a request to the CC discuss mailing list. No reply yet...
  • Next steps: Christoph waits for somebody to step in.

Minutes of Previous Meetings

To be found here.

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