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From Alexandro Colorado <>
Subject Re: Introducing Me - Don Harbison
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 18:30:48 GMT
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 1:25 PM, <> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> Please allow me to introduce myself. I know many of you on this list
> already, either personally, in a direct way or indirectly, due to my work
> over the last  6 years. But I am a newbie at Apache and learning the
> Apache Way. While I am an IBMer, I commit that I will emulate Sam Ruby's
> fine example and be careful to wear my brand new Apache Hat here. Catch me
> off this list / project if you want me to speak as an IBMer.
> I work in IBM's Open Standards team where we have a bunch of folks on
> various standards committees across a broad spectrum of standards
> development organizations. I work on ODF in alot of different ways: At
> OASIS I have chaired the ODF Adoption TC since March 2006. Folks from TDF
> and OOo, and others in the industry and gov't are members. I am also on
> the main ODF TC, and the ODF Interoperability and Conformance TC.
> My colleagues in the IBM Collaboration Solution division work on Symphony,
> and yes, I do work with them on ODF and OpenOffice Technology issues. You
> will no doubt have noticed that the Symphony development team reps have
> signed on today also. There is no intent to go nuts here, and put a large
> team on the project, but we want to prove that we are genuine about our
> plans to contribute more robustly than we have been able to do in the
> past. Hopefully, you will hold  us to this commitment. I'm sure you will.
> :)
> I believe I was the first IBM person to show up at when I
> attended the 2005 conference in Koper, Slovenia. Since then I have been
> the de facto IBM liaison to, providing annual sponsorship
> funds, helping to encourage IBM participation and contribution to OOo on
> many different levels. I helped get IBM to sign on as a member of
> in Sep 2007.  Believe it or not, I have the scars on my
> back with respect to our attempts to make code contributions to OOo.
> Throughout this experience, I hope I can say without reservation that I
> have made many friends in OOo and many of those friends are now with TDF
> and LibreOffice.
> My goal with this project proposal is to work and deliver on the
> non-coding side of the house; i.e. branding, communications, events,
> community development and ODF ecosystem project deliverables when
> relevant. I am passionate about the software, whatever it's called, and
> have alot of respect and appreciation for those who have labored long and
> hard to make the software as great as it is today.
> So 'Nice to meet you!' Let's get on with it.
> /don
Hi Don, I am glad to see you joining the list. Your input would be largely
welcome and value. I am glad to see the ODF people join in.

*Alexandro Colorado*
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