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From Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: REVISED (was Re: Talking Points for Graduation)
Date Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:29:56 GMT
Thanks, Joe.

I'll get cracking on this shortly.

Chat soon,
Sally
 


----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier <jzb@zonker.net>
> To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org; Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Thursday, 21 March 2013, 10:44
> Subject: Re: REVISED (was Re: Talking Points for Graduation)
> 
> Hi Sally,
> 
> That's our final. Thanks!
> 
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> 
> wrote:
>>  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,
>>  Sally
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>>  From: Joe Brockmeier <jzb@zonker.net>
>>>  To: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>; Chip Childers 
> <chip.childers@sungard.com>
>>>  Cc: cloudstack-marketing@incubator.apache.org; Sally Khudairi 
> <sk@apache.org>; press@apache.org
>>>  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 Cloud.com<http://Cloud.com>, 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
>>>  jzb@zonker.net
>>>  Twitter: @jzb
>>>  http://www.dissociatedpress.net/
>>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier
> http://www.dissociatedpress.net/about/
> http://twitter.com/jzb
> 

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