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From Simon Brouwer <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice and the ASF
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:07:53 GMT
Op 2-6-2011 15:30, Greg Stein schreef:
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 09:21, Simon Brouwer<>  wrote:
>> Op 2-6-2011 15:04, Greg Stein schreef:
>> ...
>>> If you would like to contribute here (possibly instead of, or in
>>> addition, to your work at TDF), then yes! Please add yourself into the
>>> proposal on the wiki.
>> I had already been so bold as to adding myself to the list, expressing my
>> support to the proposal. I was wondering though. In the
>> project, many community members contribute in other ways than committing
>> code, for example by writing or translating documentation, being active in
>> the marketing project, taking part in QA. Some concern has been expressed
>> that, if the meritocratic system in Apache is based on code contribution
>> only, those community members are not able to fully become part of the
>> Apache project or the Apache community.
> Not a worry.
> Noirin Plunkett (aka Noirin Shirley) is one of the Directors of
> Apache, the current Executive Vice President, and held the VP
> Conferences Committee position for several years. She has not
> submitted a single line of code that I can recall. Noirin started out
> at the ASF doing documentation for the HTTP Server project.
> We also have ASF Members such as Sally Khudairi (Press and Marketing)
> and Larry Rosen (Legal) who have not committed any code.
> I would suggest adding a "Non-code Contributors" table into the
> proposal and putting your name in there. We don't have precedent for
> it, so may as well start with something. We can always wiggle it
> around later, as needed.
Actually I did contribute a few lines of code many years ago, although 
most of my contribution is on other things.

What would be the advantage to have separate tables for code and 
non-code contributors?

Vriendelijke groet,
Simon Brouwer.

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