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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up late, plugged away at mail, call with JP, then Charles,
back to JP. Prodded at patches.
Great to see Cedric's write-up
on the LibreOffice
contribution statistics for the first weeks. Here is his graph of contributors:
Clearly lots of these contributors are pushing fixes and cleanups, not
huge features (yet), indeed some of the changes are quite small, but then, of
course - you would be mad to work on a huge
feature without knowing if you can first get a small fix included; so this is
expected. Also by cleaning the code up, we enable yet more contributors in a
virtuous circle. Though the Oracle contribution seems to shrink, this is most
likely just an artifact of weekly reporting, and the place in the stabilisation
cycle - I don't believe they have reduced their investment here.
Week 38 is when LibreOffice was created - what changed then ? two similar
things: Vendor neutrality, and dropping the requirement for a Copyright Assignment
- otherwise that is about it. This combination adds up to true open-ness.
The graph does not show that we had sixty-five 'new' contributors (ie. not
including existing RedHat Novell, Debian, Oracle etc. hackers), but that number
becomes stale daily as new people get stuck in.
Really exciting times in LibreOffice, see if there is an Easy Hack
you can get your teeth into today.
It is just so wonderful to be home with the lovely wife after
a week away, complete again. Reviewed and merged a nice pam removal patch,
build server PSU died taking out the whole house' power momentarily - lovely
smell of vaporised electrolyte; thank God for metal PSU enclosures.
Discovered ace_dent - oh he of the LibreOffice icon compression work -
is in fact supervising a PhD student on the reprap project - which is
awesomeness in a nutshell. Failed to get all my administration and E-mailing
pieces under control, but (mostly) dealt with the urgent patch reviewing task.
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In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Collabora, SUSE,
Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International),
or anyone else.
It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
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