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From Mathias Mullins <>
Subject Re: press release draft
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:13:38 GMT

Totally agree with you on the feel, but since this is an official
publication I agree with Joe on the "Childers" piece. Has to be the
formality of an actual press release. We came this far to be a TLP and
graduate, let's have the first official presentation show that as well.

Just my 2 cents,

On 3/21/13 9:08 AM, "Giles Sirett" <> wrote:

>That looks near perfect.
>My only disagreement is referring to our beloved VP as "Childers". I did
>this deliberately . I know That's the accepted way (I'm always "sirett"
>on  our releases) but I think use of first name gives a much more
>community feel.
>Thoughts ?
>Other than that, my vote is to freeze it there, or we could go on for
>Kind Regards
>D: +44 20 3603 0541<tel:+44%2020%203603%200541> | M: +44 796 111
>On 20 Mar 2013, at 21:34, "Joe Brockmeier"
><<>> wrote:
>Giles, thanks for taking this on! Giving it a brief once-over for
>formatting, spelling, etc.
>Also - I think we really need to trim down Chip's quotes. This isn't a
>story, it's a release - one or two short quotes are all that's needed.
>With any luck, anyone writing about this will be trying to get unique
>quotes from Chip or someone else and not just regurgitating quotes out
>of a press release.
>- 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]
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