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From "Kelcey Damage \(BT\)" <>
Subject RE: press release draft
Date Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:30:51 GMT
This is looking much nicer in draft 2


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Giles Sirett []
>Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:29 PM
>Subject: RE: press release draft
>Press release draft 2
>I've tried to incorporate  everybody's comments. I'm going offline now for
>hours. As per Chips last post, if we're aiming for Monday, then I'll pick
up all
>comments tomorrow and look at them all together. This will help me get the
>inevitable draft 3 together
>Writing a press release for a meritoric bunch of software developers who
>seemed to  major in English - what could go wrong ?
>========================PRESS RELEASE===========
>The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack Has Become
>A Top-Level  Project Mature, open source turn-key platform for delivering
>scalable, full-featured Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds.
> [release location/date]
>The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers,
>and incubators of nearly 150 open source projects and initiatives,
>today that Apache CloudStack has graduated from the Apache Incubator to
>become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community
>products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and
>"When CloudStack first became an Apache Incubator project, it was  a well-
>established cloud management platform, so its codebase was already mature,"
>said Chip Childers, Vice President of Apache CloudStack. "Our work in the
>Incubator has focused on the governance of the project and building a
>strong community around Apache CloudStack."
>Formerly the product of, which was acquired by Citrix in 2011,
>CloudStack was submitted to the Apache Incubator in April 2012. It is a
>established  cloud management platform, already widely in production use by
>many organisations. It is used to deliver Infrastructure-as-a-Service
(IaaS) cloud
>computing in both private-cloud, public and hybrid cloud environments. It
>been proven to be both stable and highly scalable, underpinning production
>clouds more than 30,000 physical nodes, in geo-distributed environments.
>Asked to comment on the importance of becoming a Top-Level Project, Chip
>commented "CloudStack  had the advantage of having many long-term, large
>deployments which had proven the stability and scalability of the
>This helped us concentrate on adopting the 'Apache way' of governance,
>is well understood and open, delivering so many great pieces of software
>the years"
>"We know that Infrastructure -as-a-Service is the next generation of IT
>infrastructure and that people will demand open standards and open
>governance for such an important layer in their IT stack. That is why the
>CloudStack project meeting the rigorous standards of ASF governance is so
>significant. "
>When asked to comment on the Apache CloudStack community itself, Chip
>said: "we've managed to build a diverse, friendly and very open community
>around CloudStack. New members receive a really warm welcome and we
>make sure that all contributors  are on an equal footing, whether they are
>writing code or helping with any other aspect of the project. As well as
>involvement,  we've already had a global collaboration conference and there
>are many CloudStack groups established in many different countries. "
>About Apache CloudStack
>Apache CloudStack is a complete software suite for creating Infrastructure
as a
>Service (IaaS) clouds. Target environments include service providers and
>enterprises. It is used widely  by service providers to set up an
>elastic cloud computing services and by enterprises to set up a private
>for use by their own employees. Apache CloudStack is also available to
>individuals and organizations that wish to study and implement an IaaS for
>personal, educational, and/or production use.
>Further information on Apache CloudStack can be found at [website URL]
>About Apache Software Foundation The Apache Software Foundation, a US
>501(3)(c) non-profit corporation, provides organizational, legal, and
>support for a broad range of over 140 open source software projects. The
>Foundation provides an established framework for intellectual property and
>financial contributions that simultaneously limits potential legal exposure
>our project committers. Through a collaborative and meritocratic
>process known as The Apache Way, Apache(tm) projects deliver enterprise-
>grade, freely available software products that attract large communities of
>users. The pragmatic Apache License makes it easy for all users, commercial
>and individual, to deploy Apache products.
>For further info, contact [contact info]
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Chip Childers []
>Sent: 19 March 2013 18:40
>Subject: Re: press release draft
>On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 06:21:44PM +0000, Giles Sirett wrote:
>> I'm about to create 2nd draft based on comments received from
>> Joe,Chip,Noah & David If anybody else has any other comments, please let
>me know in the next 30 minutes to I can work into the draft.
>Go for it Giles!
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