I am the manager of Quality Assurance team by Sun. I started as tester for StarOffice in 1996 and was resposible for the VCL TestTool. The first team I had was the Automated Testing team inside the Quality Assurance. Since 3 years I am the manager of the QA team.
The team is responsible for StarOffice and OpenOffice.org. I see the team of nearly 20 people as a part of the whole QA project on OOo. We want to bring our experiences into the team. One part is to bring all informations, documentations and processes into the project. This is in progress.
My motto is, Quality cannot be bring in by the Quality Assurance team. The quality of a product (here OpenOffice.org) is as good as the code brought in by the developers. The QA team can reduce the regressions, but they cannot find all of them. So we all have to live with restrictions, processes and rejections of features/changes to hold the quality or better to increase it.
Mail : thorstenziehm at openoffice.org