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From Sally Khudairi <>
Subject Re: REVISED (was Re: Talking Points for Graduation)
Date Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:39:04 GMT
Thanks, Joe.

Please let me know when you're close to the final draft so I can start the ASF edit process.

Cheers & chat soon,

----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe Brockmeier <>
> To: Sally Khudairi <>; Chip Childers <>
> Cc:; Sally Khudairi <>;
> Sent: Thursday, 21 March 2013, 10:37
> Subject: Re: REVISED (was Re: Talking Points for Graduation)
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 09:23 AM, Sally Khudairi wrote:
>>  Fab --thanks, Chip! I'm standing by for a draft whenever y'all are 
> ready.
> Sorry, thought you were CC'ed on the entire discussion - but probably
> just as well you didn't have to wade through all that. :-) 
> Below:
> - Start -
> 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,
> stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 open source projects and
> initiatives, announced today that Apache CloudStack has graduated from
> the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying
> that the project's community and products have been well-governed under
> the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.
> "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 growing a really strong community
> around the code and establishing the governance practices expected of
> a top-level project within the Apache Software Foundation."
> Formerly the product of<>, which was acquired
> by Citrix in 2011,
> CloudStack was donated by Citrix to ASF and submitted to the Apache
> Incubator in April 2012. It is a well-established cloud management
> platform, already widely in production use by many organizations. It is
> used to deliver Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing in
> both private-cloud, public, and hybrid cloud environments. It has 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,
> Childers added "CloudStack had the advantage of having many long-term,
> large deployments which had proven the stability and scalability of the
> technology. This helped us concentrate on adopting the 'Apache Way'
> of governance, which is well understood and open, delivering so many
> great pieces of software over 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,
> Childers
> 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. Anybody
> thinking of getting involved in the project would quickly find what a
> great community we are. As well as online 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
> by many service providers to set up an on-demand, elastic cloud
> computing
> services and by enterprises to set up a private cloud 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 financial 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 for our project committers. Through a
> collaborative and meritocratic development 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]
>                                 ###
> Best,
> jzb
> -- 
> Joe Brockmeier
> Twitter: @jzb

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