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LibreOffice: Document Foundation Steering Committee Public Phone Conference 12-Nov-2010

The Document Foundation's steering committee will hold a public phone conference on November 12, 2010, 1400 UTC.

No Agenda seem to be available yet.

Information for dial-in:

LibreOffice: Document Foundation Steering Committee Public Phone Conference 3-Nov-2010 - Minutes Available

The minutes for the Document Foundation's steering committee's public phone conference on 3-Nov-2010 are now available

Some of the decision that were made:

LibreOffice: Document Foundation Steering Committee Public Phone Conference 3-Nov-2010

The Document Foundation's steering committee will hold a public phone conference on November 3, 2010, 1900 UTC.

The agenda entails:

Google sues Government for violating requirement to obtain full and open competition in tenders

Filed on 29 October 2010, Google has sued the US Government (in particular the Department of Interior), for violating the requirement to allow a full and open competition in the tendering process.

The action is against the support by the Department of Interior is supporting a "Limited Source Justification" in requiring the solution for a "single hosted email and collaboration services solution" being based on "Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite".

33 Lead Developers Leave OpenOffice in Favor of LibreOffice

As announced in this letter, 33 lead developers of the OpenOffice project have decided to leave OpenOffice and instead support LibreOffice and the Document Foundation in the future.

AskUbuntu reaches 3000 questions - 7000 answers - 5000 users - 30000 votes

3 weeks after the successful launch as permanent Q&A site in our new Ubuntu design, we have reached the 3000 question threshold. Those 3000 questions have been answered to 94% with 7000 answers by 5000 users. 30000 votes have been cast for the questions and answers.

We had a very constructive session at UDS about the further roadmap in how to use this very valuable site. One of the goal is to provide it in a multi-lingual fashion, and hopefully this will be possible soon.

Oracle vs. LibreOffice

A couple of weeks ago the members of the OpenOffice Community Council that are employed by Oracle have set an ultimatum to the rest of the members to step down from the council citing conflict of interest by them (All members not employed by Oracle have joined The Document Foundation which is making available LibreOffice, a fork of OpenOffice which allows easier contributions for community contributors).

Finding opportunities to contribute to Ubuntu - Harvest

As Daniel Holbach has blogged, the harvest tool has been steadily improved and is now available for contributors who are looking for opportunity to help to bring the Ubuntu project forward.

Installing Drupal7 on Ubuntu Lucid Server

Drupal7 has released its second beta and hence I decided to run it for a spin. It is important to find issue now before the release candidates come out.

Ubuntu Hall of Fame Now Showing Weekly Top Ten Contributors from AskUbuntu.com

As Nathan Handler writes in his blog, the Ubuntu Hall of Fame web page shows now also the weekly leading contributors for AskUbuntu.com.

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