October 13, 2000: OpenOffice.org Launched May 1, 2002: OpenOffice.org 1.0 Released October 20, 2005: OpenOffice.org 2.0 Released October 2, 2007: Go-OO Announced October 13, 2008: OpenOffice.org 3.0 Released January 27, 2010: Oracle Acquires Sun
foundation ... “a foundation is a great idea... the time is not yet ripe... perhaps in three years”, etc. Patience is a virtue, but not an inexhaustible resource. Some truly fantastic “opportunities” for improvement Vendor neutrality / no copyright assignment barrier
not “it doesn't work” Sample documents: should exist, and be minimal i.e. what is the smallest possible bug document Bug triage: hunting duplicates, poking “bad” bugs Help us out: we have some wonderful QA guys Test team Downloading and testing release candidates Using the latest snapshots, running QA testtool
improved interoperability GNU-make completion & cross-compile for Windows During-build unit tests & improved QA process Moving bottom up ... clean code → clean UI → features Polish ... making it usable and pretty: i.e. Ctrl-F to find Governance Incorporation: raised 100k Euro for setting the legal entity http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/CommunityBylaws Membership process bootstrapping, ESC setup, etc.