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From "Robert McGimpsey" <>
Subject RE: YouTube Channel for Apache?
Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:07:59 GMT
Hello Drew,

I have recently completed a Java course and worked class projects using test-driven development
procedure.  I like this form of development and testing on the fly.

Was hoping to do some work for Apache Foundation, either updating existing code or writing
a small module in order to gain experience with Java and just the experience of working with
large open source outfits like the Apache foundation.

I went through some of the initial info about gaining a mentor and project and signed up to
some of the email links, (which is why I am receiving your emails)... but have not heard from

Understand that folks are busy, but if someone could help me get started I believe that, in
the long run, I can make a contribution to the Foundation.  

I chose the "Droids" incubator project, as
one I thought would be interesting to work on.

Can you help me with:
1) contacting a mentor
2) start work on a need in the Droids incubator project
3) perhaps connect with someone that is a developer with ASF in the Austin, Texas area...

Thank you, ahead of time, with any help...  understand that you are, probably, a productive
busy person so appreciate your time.	

Robert McGimpsey
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-----Original Message-----
From: drew [] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: YouTube Channel for Apache?

On Wed, 2012-02-22 at 15:06 -0500, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Mohammad Nour El-Din 
> <> wrote:
> > Well it seems like a good idea. For doing this on ASF level I think 
> > it is up to each PMC if they can/want to do this or not whether 
> > through using YouTube or any similar provider.
> >
> Right.  I think the only side consideration was that if there was an 
> ASF-level account, through their special program for 501(c)(3) 
> nonprofits, then that enables additional capabilities and 
> opportunities for exposure.  It would still be up to individual PMC's 
> to create/publish their videos, but we'd be able to avail ourselves of 
> the other special features.
> But maybe it is not worth the trouble.   I just thought I'd mention
> it, since I had not seen this Youtube non-profit membership thing 
> before.

Well, first - here is the Apache channel (at least I believe it is the official channel)

So - that has a rather generic tone I'd say - though there is not a lot of content to go on
- meaning it isn't really focused to tutorials and such IMO.

However one could create a group under that account, that could then have such a focus.


> -Rob
> > On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> >
> >> I was thinking of starting up a Youtube channel for Apache 
> >> OpenOffice, where we could post short videos, demos, tutorials, 
> >> etc.  While investigating how this could be done I came across the 
> >> following page that describes how a registered non-profit can set 
> >> up a special kind of YouTube Channel, with increased upload 
> >> capabilities, as well as other benefits.
> >>
> >> Aside from benefits related to YouTube, this program also gives 
> >> free AdWords, etc.  As a registered 501(c)(3), ASF is eligible for 
> >> this program.
> >>
> >> See:
> >>
> >> Is there any interest in doing this at the ASF level?
> >>
> >> -Rob
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Thanks
> > - Mohammad Nour
> > ----
> > "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving"
> > - Albert Einstein

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