[Libreoffice] Hackfest - September 9th, Ohio Linux Fest

drew drew at baseanswers.com
Fri Jun 17 09:19:16 PDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 16:13 -0400, drew wrote:
> Howdy,
> Had a chance to speak with one of the organizers for the Ohio Linux fest
> (Columbus, Ohio, USA) regarding the possibility of holding a LibreOffice
> hackfest/QA session.
> They are quite interested and motivated to help us do this.
> The date would be Friday September 9th, this day is mostly used at this
> event for hand-on training and certification testing. 
> As this point the show organizers are waiting to here from us regarding
> our interest in putting this together.
> Before pursuing this with them and either waisting everyones time or
> setting up one big FAIL I would like to see if there is interest from
> other community members, particularly developers, willing to help.
> Let me know - sooner is much better then later on this.

Hello Again,

Well, I suppose there is something that I need to say to you folks - and
I am talking directly the developer crew.

I put my name on the apache project earlier commiter list - yes I did.
If you want to know why feel free to ask me on list.

But folks I'm a fairly simple guy, I don't do 'circles in circles, or
have hidden agendas. The idea for this project pre-dates anything to do
with Apache, it is about and for LibreOffice, period - full stop.

The idea is to help expand the base of people contributing to our
project - period.

I can not do it however without active support from you, the developers
- there are some things I can help with but actually helping make sense
of the code isn't one of them, not in this time frame.

Right now there is a window of opportunity with the organizers a OLF and
the organizers of SELF have said they will be watching with a
possibility of doing this next year in South Carolina. Today I received
word that the organizers of NWLF (North West Linux Fest) will also be
watching and interest in this type of event also. In other words there
is a reasonable chance to turn this into something that can get legs and
maybe do it every 2 months across the USA next year.

So - if you need to punish me for my putting my name on that list at the
other place, that is your prerogative but please reconsider and at least
talk to me about things before you make judgments.

Thanks and best wishes,

Drew Jensen
Proud member of the Document Foundation

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