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From "Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier" <>
Subject Re: REVISED (was Re: Talking Points for Graduation)
Date Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:44:14 GMT
Hi Sally,

That's our final. Thanks!

On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Sally Khudairi <> 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 <>
>> 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

Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier

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