Congratulations Apache OpenOffice!

Apache OpenOffice(tm) logoToday the Apache Software Foundation announced that Apache OpenOffice ™ is a top level project, and we wish to congratulate with the Apache OpenOffice Community to have achieved this important milestone.

We are proud to have participated in the graduation process – first re-engineering the Apache OpenOffice Extensions and Templates websites and later adding new features – and we look forward to collaborate more and more with the Apache OpenOffice Community.

I am also glad to see Andrea Pescetti, my long time friend and collegue at the parent community, being the Vice President of the Apache OpenOffice project. I am sure he is the right person to help us to drive the project in a new era.

I wish also to take the chance to publicly thank Ross Gardler, he has been a great mentor for the project and he helped me a lot to learn the ‘Apache Way’.

Last but not least, we should mention that we served over 24 Million of downloads in about 5 months, at a rate of 1 Million per week, and counting…

I’m sure we are just at the start of a new journey!

To know more about the future ahead, keep reading the Apache OpenOffice blog, follow us on twitter and last but not least our project page. And if you get the chance to join us at the upcoming ApacheCon Europe, see you there!

Roberto Galoppini, SourceForge Business Development Director and now PMC member.

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