We're pleased to announce that the ASF Board, at their October monthly meeting, approved a resolution promoting the Apache OpenOffice Podling to an Apache Top Level Project. The Board also appointed a Project Management Committee (PMC) to oversee the project, with Andrea Pescetti as Chairman.
Further details on the graduation can be found in this ASF Press Release. Also available are translations into Italian, German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Danish, Slovak and Brazilian Portuguese.
The members of the Project Management Committee, along with the many
Committers and Contributors now look forward to continued success in
developing the award-winning Apache OpenOffice productivity
What does this mean for users of OpenOffice? In the near future there will be some changes to the website and mailing lists, as we move out of the Incubator. We're hoping to avoid any disruptive changes during this transition. Details of changes will be posted on our wiki. But aside from these small administrative and infrastructure changes, work on the next release of Apache OpenOffice continues. And we all look forward to meeting in Sinsheim, Germany, in a few weeks for ApacheCon Europe!