> > > What alternative do you see? > > > There's no particular reason that I can see, that AOO shouldn't be able to produce secure software, issue releases and do all of those other things. We've done it in the past (and yeah, I feel guilty about saying "we" since I haven't been very active. Mea culpa), and it's not like the project caught bubonic plague or something. Yeah, I know a lot of people prefer to contribute to LO and not AOO, and that losing the people IBM was paying was a big hit. But I can't help but think there's a way to get more people involved and contributing here. So I'd rather see discussion around "how do we attract additional contributors (or fix whatever other problems we have)?" than talk about a "retirement plan." I really do think that if people start putting a lot of energy into that, it will rob even more energy from the project.
Or maybe there are other options that could be considered, even if only as interim steps. Somebody mentioned something about a problem making Mac releases. OK fine, let's drop Mac support for now. Maybe that frees up some energy for other things. OK, radical suggestion and probably won't be met with a lot of support, but the point is to say, let's think outside the box a little and see if there are some other ideas we could adopt. Phil