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From Giles Sirett <>
Subject RE: press release draft
Date Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:29:26 GMT
Press release draft 2

I've tried to incorporate  everybody's comments. I'm going offline now for 12 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 all 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, 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 the governance of the project
and building a really 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 well-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 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, Chip commented "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, 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 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 widely 
by 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]


Kind Regards

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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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