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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Press release for our eventual graduation?
Date Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:41:37 GMT
Thanks so much, Giles.

I'm here if you need any help. I'll be traveling on Wednesday and unavailable Thursday morning
ET, but am otherwise flexible & happy to assist.

Cheers & chat soon,
Sally
 
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----- Original Message -----
> From: Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>
> To: "cloudstack-marketing@incubator.apache.org" <cloudstack-marketing@incubator.apache.org>
> Cc: "press@apache.org" <press@apache.org>
> Sent: Monday, 18 March 2013, 11:54
> Subject: RE: Press release for our eventual graduation?
> 
> Sally
> 
> I'm happy to put together something as a first draft, based on the messaging 
> that you suggest for a graduation.
> 
> Everybody else on this list: hows best that we work together on this?: shall I 
> post some text on list in as a starting point  to solicit comments & review 
> BEFORE I get something to Sally ? or would folks rather that I work with Sally 
> and then bring it back to this list ?
> 
> Any guidance accepted :-)
> 
> 
> 
> Kind Regards
> Giles
> 
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> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chip Childers [mailto:chip.childers@sungard.com]
> Sent: 18 March 2013 15:41
> To: Sally Khudairi
> Cc: cloudstack-marketing@incubator.apache.org; press@apache.org
> Subject: Re: Press release for our eventual graduation?
> 
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 03:28:26PM +0000, Sally Khudairi wrote:
>>  Hello, everyone --thanks for including us in your plans.
>> 
>>  With respect to formally announcing your graduation from the Incubator, 
> yes, I am the one who will be working with you to get the message out.
>> 
>>  Some projects are media/message-savvy and send me their proposed draft for 
> editing into the ASF format/tone and distribution, whilst others need me to do 
> the whole thing for them (but help with providing key points/features, and 
> collecting supporting quotes from the community). I still am the one to pull the 
> trigger on the blogs, Twitter feed, and newswires.
>> 
>>  Seeing that Giles and Chip chomping at the bit, I suspect we'll be
>>  working together here :-)
> 
> Not chomping - just wanting to make sure that it's being handled. ;-)
> 
>> 
>>  I must underscore that we need to work together here: some projects learned 
> that the Board approved their resolution, went out and blogged and tweeted their 
> enthusiasm at becoming a TLP, then were confused when we didn't garner any 
> media coverage when the press release was issued a few weeks later. The press 
> don't report on "old" news, so we need to coordinate our timing. 
> This is important.
>> 
> 
> Agreed. In fact, I'd suggest that we will probably want to prepare 
> everything on the cs-marketing list for whenever we do hear back from the board, 
> and then be sure to coordinate with you on the timing of the release.
> 
> We've generally sought to announce things on Tuesdays (This has been 
> Joe's advice on things like release announcements), so we understand the 
> value of acting in a coordinated fashion.
> 
> I'm not sure how a project is notified of any board results, but if it goes 
> to cloudstack-private@i.a.o it will be easier to contain the news until an 
> official date (note that cloudstack-marketing@i.a.o is a public list).
> 
>>  So having said all this, what's your timeframe?
> 
> Unknown. We sent our draft resolution to board@ on Sunday, but are not sure if 
> it made it onto this month's agenda or not yet.
> 
>>  Do you want to send me a draft release based on earlier TLP announcements 
> such as:
>> 
>>  -
>>  https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundati
>>  on_announces39
>>  -
>>  https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundati
>>  on_announces35
>>  -
>>  https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundati
>>  on_announces34
>> 
> 
> I was hoping that the folks on cloudstack-marketing (Giles / Joe / others) would 
> step up to do the draft first, and then work with you to ensure that it's 
> appropriate.  We're a pretty large community, and it's always a good 
> sign when a community can self-organize around work like this.
> 
>> 
>>  Thanks in advance for your help & enthusiasm. I look forward to working 
> with you!
>> 
>>  Chat soon,
>>  Sally
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