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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject OOo community organzations (was: OOo Monetary Donations)
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:34:31 GMT
Does someone have a high-level org chart - so to speak - of the community?  To be more specific, a chart or description 
of all the recognizable groups (associations, corporations, memberships, 
etc.) that are either directly in charge of some part of the OOo project 
as a whole, or are obviously directly related to using the OOo project?

I think this would be tremendously useful for those of us who are not as 
familiar with the OOo history and breadth (and different types of) the 

I agree this discussion would not need to gate an IPMC vote.

- Shane

Simon Phipps wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 2:21 PM, <> wrote:
>> This is great information.  But can I make a suggestion?  I don't think
>> this is a discussion that we can really make any progress with now, in
>> reviewing an incubation proposal.  I'm not even sure this is something
>> that will be within the ambit of the podling or the IPMC to decide.
> I agree with you Rob. In a spirit of positivity, I think there are two
> useful lessons to draw here that may be good background for the IPMC and the
> podling.
> *  First, the /community/ and the /assets/ are
> not the same thing, and any discussion that starts from an assumption they
> are or can be forced to become so will prove problematic. That's not to say
> future unity is impossible, of course.  But OOo-the-community is diverse, is
> unlikely to all reside at Apache and has a complicated history as well as a
> rich future.
> *  Second, there's a lot we all need to know as we devise a workable future
> together. We'll keep discovering things that are rooted deep in the
> community's history, and it's better to assume they are a wise and honest
> conclusion to an earlier conversation until we discover otherwise.
> With that noted I personally would be delighted to draw a line under the
> discussion and see the IPMC vote.
> S.

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