OpenOffice really needs more developers, especially build experts but also programmers in general.

We do have a web page,, but it it not very obvious and tends to emphasize non-programming contributions. Those are very valuable, but we have far too few developers.

I only found out about the need for developers by reading, a mailing list that is available to a few hundred people. Meanwhile, it's a quiet day if there are less than 100,000 downloads.

The download page,, could have a "Developers Needed" block similar to the "Help Spread the Word" block, linking to

If this does get us some more developers, I am volunteering to shepherd and organize them. I don't think just telling them to pick something to work on is an effective way of getting them started - we seem to lose a lot of people at that point.

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