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From eric b <>
Subject Re : Request: Can "proposed committers" introduce themselves?
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 08:43:44 GMT

My name is Eric Bachard. In the real life, I'm Professor of Applied  
Physics at UTBM (see [1]).

In my spare time, I'm contributing to free software, as core  
developer. Contributing to since 2004, my skills are  C 
++ / C, objective C, shell and Perl. I know well  
source tree, build system, code too, and can work for all major ports  
(Windows, Mac OS X , Linux), including on some precise parts like the  
framework, the abstraction layer, Impress too.

Used to mentor students with EducOOo (more than 15), and with Google  
Summer of Code (mentored 4 students, in 2006, 2007 and 2010 for it),  
I am willing to contribute to the code and train students to OOo.

My vision is to see the accepted, Education Project  
become sort of a "Laboratory" dedicated to, and see a  
day there is a real bridge between and the Educational  
world. Mostly :

- sharing the knowledge, honestly ;
- working with students, teachers and schools : hear them, and catch  
the Fun they can bring us ;
- attracting new developers : critical for OOo ;
- innovating : always ready to test a new idea in the code :-).

Some of my roles and contributions :

-  Founding member of EducOOo [4]
-  OOo4Kids and OOoLight main developer  [5] [6]
-  Education Project since 2007 (current Project Lead)  [3]
-  Mac OS X native port of : was the Project Lead  
(2005 -2007)

Last but not least, I'm not a native speaker, so please, be gentle,  
and apologies for my terrible english :)

With best regards,
Eric Bachard

[1] UTBM :
[2] Domain developers : http://
[3] Education Project :
[4] EducOOo :
[5] OOo4Kids :
[6] OOoLight :

Le 7 juin 11 à 19:12, a écrit :

> By my count we have now have over 60 individuals listed on as proposed
> committers for the Apache OpenOffice project.   I think this is a
> respectable start, though obviously the project will need to have a  
> strong
> commitment to recruiting additional developers and growing the project
> further,
> On the list are many names on the list familiar to me, some from the
> community,  some ODF experts, some involved in  
> training and
> certification, some in globalization,  some from downstream projects,
> commercial and open source, Symphony, RedOffice, EducOOo, even some  
> names.
> There are also a lot of names that I do not recognize.  This is  
> good as
> well.  I may have need of some new friends soon ;-)
> I think it would be good if the proposed committers who have not  
> yet done
> so, could post a quick note to the list, to introduce yourself and  
> your
> interest in this project.   Think of this as an opportunity to  
> introduce
> yourself to your future collaborators on Apache OpenOffice.
> Regards,
> -Rob
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