It's probably not news to you, but in case you haven't heard, the
OpenOffice.org project has a new home under the Apache Software Foundation (
http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/index.html). And some things are
going different under Apache. We will have only one project - Apache Open
Office - and the number of mailing lists will be limited to only a few (see
http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.html). There is a
common consensus that we will create new mailing lists with specific topics
if necessary but at the moment we will move forward with only few lists to
concentrate the information flow. From my point of view it's an advantage
compared to the former setup with many projects and many project related
mailing lists.

As the project lead of the API and Extension project i would like to inform
you that this mailing list will go end of life soon (exact date not known
yet) and further discussion on API and Extension specific topics should
happen on the ooo-...@incubator.apache.org mailing list. I recommend that
you join the Apache OpenOffice project and subscribe (mail to
ooo-dev-subscr...@incubator.apache.org) on the ooo-dev list asap and help to
make this new Apache project successful in the same way as before under the
old setup. Well it's not really a new project but more the continuation of
the former official OpenOffice.org project. New in the sense that it is now
under the umbrella of the Apache foundation.

Maybe there will be some mail forwarding mechanisms established to ensure
that we won't lose any messages in the future but i hope that you all will
subscribe to the ooo-...@incubator.apache.org mailing lists and that we
accept the new project under Apache as it is.

The migration of the project infrastructure to Apache is ongoing (source
code, website, wiki, forum, ...) and there are still a lot of things to do.
Every helping hand is welcome. Some things will change under Apache because
of the already existing rules there and we want to be a good and well formed
project there. Every change is also the opportunity to make things better
(if necessary) in the future. And you can be part of this important move of
OOo and can help to move things forward.

The good thing at Apache is that it is independent, well accepted in the
open source world and all project members are equal. Important is that the
rules of the Apache foundation and the project are accepted and that things
are getting done.

I hope to see you all on the new project and the
ooo-...@incubator.apache.org mailing list soon. I am looking forward to an
interesting and challenging future of OOo under the umbrella of the Apache


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