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Actually some of us at ConCom are already deep into discussion about what
meetings would best support better understanding between parties.

As an Apache member, I'm normally quite willing to see email thrash
eventually work itself out...but this news has caused so much concern (and
circular conversation) that its probably better to start meeting face to
face as possible.

I would help run these meeting(s) if asked.  It wouldn't be the first time
I've helped work through issues for the OOo community.


On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 10:18 AM, Simon Phipps <> wrote:

My apologies if this proposal is out of place on either list, but I think
it's worth thinking about early.  Obviously I speak for neither Apache nor
TDF but I have a deep concern for and am very keen to see the
community healed.

Given that:
*  both LibreOffice (October, Paris) and Apache (November, Vancouver) have
conferences in the second half of the year,
*  between them cover both Europe and North America,
*  plenty of people will be travelling anyway to attend them,
*  it's much easier to co-operate with people you've met

I would like to suggest to both TDF and Apache that they host an
" Unity Summit" (or some less cheesy name if you prefer!) at
both conferences, inviting everyone associated in any way with the overall community (open source projects like LibreOffice or the
proposed Apache project, their direct downstreams like NeoOffice, their
commercial derivatives like Symphony) to attend, preferably without charge.

The event would need a neutral Chair/Organiser and a suitably egalitarian
agenda, naturally.  Is this worth exploring?


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