Contemplating the possible retirement of Apache OpenOffice

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Outgoing Apache OpenOffice project management committee (PMC) chair Dennis
Hamilton has begun the discussion of a possible (note possible at
this point) shutdown of the project.
In the case of Apache OpenOffice, needing to disclose security
vulnerabilities for which there is no mitigation in an update has become a
serious issue.

In responses to concerns raised in June, the PMC is currently tasked by the
ASF Board to account for this inability and to provide a remedy. An
indicator of the seriousness of the Board’s concern is the PMC been requested
to report to the Board every month, starting in August, rather than
quarterly, the normal case. One option for remedy that must be considered is
retirement of the project. The request is for the PMC’s consideration among
other possible options.” (Thanks to James Hogarth.)

Also of interest is this note on how the
handling of CVE-2016-1513 went.