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From Gert Vanthienen <gert.vanthie...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] The Community Development project needs you to go to the pub!
Date Wed, 02 Jun 2010 19:24:02 GMT
L.S.,

Great initiative on opening this up to all committers!  The draft mail
looks good to me -- it does a good job explaining what the this
particular program is all about and the instructions for signing up as
a committer are clear (to me).

Regards,

Gert Vanthienen



On 2 June 2010 16:05, Nick Burch <nick@apache.org> wrote:
> Since we all seem happy with opening the local mentors program up to all
> committers, I'm planning to send this to committers@ shortly. Any feedback
> before I do gratefully received!
>
> Nick
> ===========================================================
> Hi All
>
> Some of you may have heard of the Apache Community Development project[1],
> but for those of you who haven't, our aim here is to help newcomers to The
> Apache Software Foundation take their first steps on their way to being a
> part of our community.
>
> As part of this, we've set up a new program - the Local Mentors Program[2],
> which aims to help people new to open source have a quick chat with someone
> more experienced who happens to live near them.
>
> So, why email everyone? Well, that depends on how long you've been involved
> in the ASF...
>
> If you're a new committer:
> If you'd like to learn some more about how the ASF works, discover how other
> projects have solved problems you might be having, get tips on contributing,
> or even just see your first friendly face from the ASF, then please use the
> local mentors program to find someone near you! Once you've identified
> someone near you, drop them a quick email, and hopefully meet them for a
> pint / coffee / etc and a chat. You might want to wait a few days for more
> people to sign up though!
>
> If you're an existing committer:
> Remembering back to when you first got involved in Apache, you may recall it
> a little daunting, you may have had some fun with timezones or language
> barriers, or just with how to get more involved. With that experience in
> mind, we'd love it if you could take the odd hour to enjoy a drink with
> someone near you who's in a similar situation at the moment!
> If you can, please do sign up to be a local mentor. All you need is a
> FOAF file[3] containing your location (it's easy to create one if you don't
> have one yet - see [4]). Once you have a location listing FOAF file, please
> list it in the DOAP file[5] in svn, and wait. A day later, you'll be listed!
>
> To find out more, please see http://community.apache.org/localmentors.html
> To browse for current mentors, see http://community.zones.apache.org/
> Any questions/comments? Our mailing list is dev@community.apache.org
>
> Thanks!
> Nick
> (On behalf of the ComDev PMC)
>
> [1] http://community.apache.org/
> [2] http://community.apache.org/localmentors.html
> [3] http://people.apache.org/foaf/index.html
> [4] http://people.apache.org/foaf/foafamatic.html
> [5]
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/committers/local-outreach/CommunityDevelopment.rdf
>

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