Am 09/04/2016 01:40 AM, schrieb Dennis E. Hamilton:
From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:dennis.hamil...@acm.org]
Sent: Friday, September 2, 2016 10:18
Subject: RE: What would OpenOffice NON-retirement involve?
From: Patricia Shanahan [mailto:p...@acm.org]
Sent: Friday, September 2, 2016 09:26
Subject: Re: What would OpenOffice NON-retirement involve?
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I would like to see every possible medium used to present one message:
"AOO is at serious risk of dying, unless we get more volunteer
developers, especially C++ programmers."
I know we need other skills as well, but I don't want to dilute or
complicate that message.
I would like a special mailing list recruitm...@openoffice.apache.org,
just for signing up and organizing new developers. No need for them to
start with dev@, especially the less experienced developers. Just send
an e-mail to recruitment@
We can, of course, add a mailing list. That does mean we need
moderators and we also need someone to watch the list and figure out
what to do with the offers.
Something we can easily do already [as well], and we have not acted on
it, is add the ASF Help Wanted widget in a number of places. We can
then populate the database the Widget uses with specific requests for
assistance on Apache OpenOffice. The benefit is that (1) these can be
focused tasks, (2) the Help Wanted will also be visible in other places
among the Help Wanted from other projects, and (3) the Help Wanted item
provides enough properties about skill requirements and nature of the
task, as well as a link to details that help the interested volunteer
find details enough to decide how to contribute.
Addition of the help-wanted widget can be done immediately.
I have another promised activity for this US Holiday weekend, but I will
dig into that too.
I figured out how to add the widget to the orange box on the Download page. It
does not fit will with that.
you don't need to figure this out on your own. You can ask me how it
works. It would be much faster and more efficient. ;-)
I think it is best to have the AOO Help Wanted Widget on a page of its own.
The widget points already to a webpage to its own . We just need a
point to this webpage and the text on the download page fits good for
this purpose. We could add this on the main webpage, too.
Of course we can also think about changes to the "get-involved" webpage
 to hightlight better the need for more devs.
It could be linked to by other pages, where its list of help-wanted tasks can
I am going to stop looking into that for now.
Sure, the idea behind the text can be changed how it should work or act
to have a different effect. However, why do you think it is not working
like it is now? Any points to reasons?
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