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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Introduction to the community
Date Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:07:50 GMT
On 15/01/2010 10:01, Gert Vanthienen wrote:
> L.S.,
> Being a member of both the ServiceMix and the Camel community,  I'd be
> more than willing to spend a few odd hours now and then to help you
> get started with your contributions to these projects.

Brilliant - thanks Gert. It's great to find out there are lurkers 
waiting for an opportunity to help.

I'll step back and let the two of you work out the best way forward, but 
do let us know if we can help in any way.


Personally, I
> would recommend you to start looking at the Camel or JBI components
> you use most during your paid job activities.  The components are
> usually a better place to start than the core container services.
> Feel free to send me a list of your commonly used components as well
> and I'll try to find a few issues for those that are suitable to get
> started with.
> Regards,
> Gert Vanthienen
> ------------------------
> Open Source SOA:
> Blog:
> 2010/1/15 Ross Gardler<>:
>> On 14/01/2010 18:33, Guillermo Castro wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I saw the article posted on Dzone and I thought I should join to see what
>>> it
>>> was about. Although the article seems to imply that the Apache community
>>> is
>>> mostly geared towards students, I think there are other opportunities
>>> here.
>> The article does give that impression, largely as it focusses on GSoC. This
>> is to be our primary focus intially as we have been running GSoC since 2005
>> and so it is working pretty well for us.
>> However, we are not focussing on students exclusively, in fact our first
>> mentee is not a student. We're still working on exactly how a mentoring
>> programme will work with non-students, obviously demands and motivations are
>> different there.
>>> A little bit about myself. I have been a Java developer for over 13 years,
>>> and in that time I have used some of the Apache projects. I've been
>>> seriously considering getting my hands dirty on actually improving,
>>> fixing,
>>> etc. on some of them (give something back to the community), but some of
>>> them evolve so fast that I don't even know where to begin. When I read
>>> about
>>> the community, I thought it might be a good idea to have someone help me
>>> focus on a specific couple of tasks.
>> Excellent. If you are prepared to work with us as we iron out the bumps
>> we'll do our best to help you.
>>> Right now I'm working heavily with Camel, Servicemix, etc for a client.
>> Being at such an early stage we have not yet gone out to all projects to get
>> a list of potential mentors. At present I don't think we have a mentor on
>> those projects. So we'll need to see if there is anyone available.
>> For more general assistance, this list is the place to be.
>> The first thing to do is to have a look over our mentoring programme
>> documentation:
>> It really helps us find a mentor if you can identify a some specific areas
>> that are important to you. Looking over the issues in JIRA for your projects
>> is a good idea. Are there any that are potentially relevant to your paid day
>> job activities?
>> Once you have had a look around please complete and outline application (see
>> and we'll try
>> and find you a mentor.
>> Ross

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