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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject February board report
Date Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:08:46 GMT
Apologies for the lateness of this (and thus there being no time for 
ComDev feedback). I'm currently off work sick (nothing serious) and 
completely forgot as a result.

Here's the ComDev board report for February 2010

Status report for the Apache Community Development Project

Project Status
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The Community Development is progressing well, although a little more 
slowly than some whould have hoped.

No issues require board attention at this time.

Community

Google Summer of Code 2011 is in preparation stages. For the first time 
we have more admin volunteers than we need - which is great.

The EU project (OpenSE) that planned to bring students to our mentoring 
programme is about to commence its second pilot run. In the first run we 
had a number of interested enquiries but nobody actually started work as 
a mentee. On the one hand this is a dissapointment, on the othe it is 
good to know that our ASF volunteers are not wasting time on the initial 
phases of engaging mentees that, ultimately, bring nothing to the 
project. The OpenSE team believes the main barrier is the high 
expectations we have of students - we make it clear that they must be 
self-motivated and results oriented. This coupled with the reputaton of 
the ASF appears to be intimidating potential mentees. In the next pilot 
the learning assitants are focussing on the career advantages experience 
with ASF projects can bring and are introducing a "community game" which 
will introduce students to the idea of engaging in public.

Apache-extras.org was launched. As agreed the committee is hands off on 
the management of this site. There are currently 89 projects listed.

Objectives for next period

     * Coordinate Google Summer of Code
     * Analyse use of apache-extras.org

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