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From "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2013
Date Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:57:03 GMT
Ack. Thanks, Uli.

Any other comments? Do you still want to go live at 12Noon-ish ET?

If I get the final signoff soon, I might be able to get it out at 11.30am.

Cheers,
Sally

[From the mobile; kindly excuse spelling/spacing/auto-correct anomalies]

----- Reply message -----
From: "Ulrich Stärk" <uli@spielviel.de>
To: "Sally Khudairi" <sk@apache.org>
Cc: "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>, "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>,
"press@apache.org" <press@apache.org>
Subject: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2013
Date: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 10:42 AM


Looks fine to me except for two small things.

Comments inline.

Uli

On 09.04.2013 16:14, Sally Khudairi wrote:
> Hi everyone --I've drafted up an announcement that I can send out by 12 Noon ET today,
if not sooner.
> 
> Please review the draft below and forward any corrections/additions no later than 11.15AM
ET.
> 
> Thanks for this,
> Sally
> 
> ...also, we need to update http://community.apache.org/gsoc.html :^)

On it. Thanks for the reminder.

> 
> = = = 
> 
> The Apache Software Foundation Community Development Project Welcomes Student Proposals
for Google
> Summer of Code 2013
> 
> Hundreds of students mentored in “The Apache Way” of Open Source community leadership
> 
> Forest Hill, MD –9 April 2013– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)'s Community Development
(ComDev)
> project today announced its acceptance into the Google Summer of Code (GsoC) as a mentoring
> organization for the eighth consecutive year.
> 
> The ComDev team helps newcomers learn about the ASF's projects, governance, and activities,
and
> guides them in becoming part of the meritocratic, all-volunteer Apache community.
> 
> Established in 2005, the Google Summer of Code offers student developers from around
the word
> stipends to write code for various Open Source software projects over a three month period.

> 
> The ASF has actively participated in GSoC since the program's inception, mentoring 30-45
students
> each year, and providing exposure to real-world software and community development “The
Apache Way”.
> 
> Countless GSoC students mentored by the Apache community continue to be long-term code
committers on
> a variety of Apache projects. Some active program participants have even been elected
as members of
> the ASF.
>   
> This year, dozens of Apache projects have committed to mentoring GSoC students. They
include
> Accumulo, Airavata, Axiom, Bloodhound, CloudStack, CouchDB, Crunch, Giraph, Gora, Hama,
Hive, Isis,
> Jena, Lenya, Lucene, Mahout, ManifoldCF, Mesos, Nutch, ODE, OpenMeetings, OpenOffice,
Pig, Rat, SIS,
> Sling, Solr, Stanbol, Tika, VXQuery, Wookie, XalanJ, and XercesJ. 

Make clear that this list isn't exclusive. Maybe "They include but are not limited to..."?

> 
> The ComDev team invite GSoC students to propose application ideas directly with all Apache
> project(s) of interest no later than Sunday, 21 April 2013. The ASF's more than 100 Top-Level
> Projects and nearly three dozen initiatives in the Apache Incubator are listed at
>  http://www.apache.org/ and http://incubator.apache.org/ respectively.

"The ComDev team recommends GSoC students to discuss application ideas directly with all Apache
project(s) of interest before the official start of the application phase on Monday, 22 April
2013."

> 
> For more information on Apache Community Development and to get involved with Apache
projects for
> GSoC, visit http://community.apache.org/gsoc.html
> 
> Details on the Google Summer of Code is available at
> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013
> 
> About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
> Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading
Open
> Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server
software.
> Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way", more than 400 individual
Members
> and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade
software,
> benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed
under the
> Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring
initiatives,
> and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF
is a US
> 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors
including
> AMD, Basis Technology, Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, Go Daddy, Google, HP, Hortonworks,
Huawei, IBM,
> InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, WANdisco,
and Yahoo!.
> For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.
> 
> "Apache", "Accumulo", "Apache Accumulo", "Airavata", "Apache Airavata", "Axiom", "Apache
Axiom",
> "Bloodhound", "Apache Bloodhound", "CloudStack", "Apache CloudStack", "CouchDB", "Apache
CouchDB",
> "Crunch", "Apache Crunch", "Giraph", "Apache Giraph", "Gora", "Apache Gora", "Hama",
"Apache Hama",
> "Hive", "Apache Hive", "Isis", "Apache Isis", "Jena", "Apache Jena", "Lenya", "Apache
Lenya",
> "Lucene", "Apache Lucene", "Mahout", "Apache Mahout", "ManifoldCF", "Apache ManifoldCF",
"Mesos",
> "Apache Mesos", "Nutch", "Apache Nutch", "ODE", "Apache ODE", "OpenMeetings", "Apache
OpenMeetings",
> "OpenOffice", "Apache OpenOffice", "Pig", "Apache Pig", "Rat", "Apache Rat", "SIS", "Apache
SIS",
> "Sling", "Apache Sling", "Solr", "Apache Solr", "Stanbol", "Apache Stanbol", "Tika",
"Apache Tika",
> "VXQuery", "Apache VXQuery",  "Wookie", "Apache Wookie", "XalanJ", "Apache XalanJ", "XercesJ",
> "Apache XercesJ",  and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache
Software
> Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks
are the
> property of their respective owners.
> 
> # # #
> 
> Contact:
> Sally Khudairi
> Vice President
> The Apache Software Foundation
> press@apache.org
> +1 617 921 8656
> 
> 
> 
>     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     *From:* Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>     *To:* Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de>; "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
>     *Cc:* "press@apache.org" <press@apache.org>
>     *Sent:* Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 8:42
>     *Subject:* Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code
2013
> 
>     Perfect. Thank you, Uli!
>      
> 
>         ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>         *From:* Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de>
>         *To:* dev@community.apache.org
>         *Cc:* Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>; "press@apache.org" <press@apache.org>
>         *Sent:* Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 8:36
>         *Subject:* Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of
Code 2013
> 
>         Here's your list:
> 
>         Accumulo, Airavata, Axiom, Bloodhound, CloudStack, Lenya, OpenOffice, ManifoldCF,
CouchDB,
>         Crunch,
>         Giraph, Gora, Hama, Hive, Isis, Jena, Lucene, Mahout, Mesos, Nutch, Ode, Openmeetings,
Pig, Rat,
>         SIS, Sling, Solr, Stanbol, Tika, VXQuery, Wookie, XalanJ, XercesJ
> 
>         It isn't exclusive, these are simply the projects that have submitted project
ideas. Every
>         student
>         is free to approach any project and propose an idea (which is also highly encouraged).
> 
>         Cheers,
> 
>         Uli
> 
>         On 09.04.2013 14:20, Ulrich Stärk wrote:
>         > Any project can be involved. The ones listed at [4] have explicitly submitted
ideas for
>         students but
>         > that doesn't mean students can't approach projects not mentioned there.
I'll compile a
>         list from [4]
>         > for you.
>         >
>         > Uli
>         >
>         > On 09.04.2013 14:16, Sally Khudairi wrote:
>         >> One more thing: do we have a list of Apache projects that will be involved
here?
>         >>
>         >> Thanks,
>         >> Sally
>         >> 
>         >>
>         >>   
>         ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>         >>    *From:* Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de <mailto:uli@spielviel.de>>
>         >>    *To:* "press@apache.org <mailto:press@apache.org>" <press@apache.org
>         <mailto:press@apache.org>>; Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org <mailto:sk@apache.org>>
>         >>    *Cc:* "dev@community.apache.org <mailto:dev@community.apache.org>"
>         <dev@community.apache.org <mailto:dev@community.apache.org>>
>         >>    *Sent:* Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 8:11
>         >>    *Subject:* ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer
of Code 2013
>         >>
>         >>    Recycling last years email on the topic. All dates and links updated.
It would be cool
>         if we could
>         >>    get this out asap. Is there anything else you need?
>         >>
>         >>    Uli
>         >>
>         >>    -------- Original Message --------
>         >>    Subject: Apache Software Foundation accepted as a mentoring organization
for Google
>         Summer of
>         >>    Code 2012
>         >>    Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 23:21:40 +0100
>         >>    From: Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de <mailto:uli@spielviel.de>
>         <mailto:uli@spielviel.de <mailto:uli@spielviel.de>>>
>         >>    To: press@apache.org <mailto:press@apache.org> <mailto:press@apache.org
>         <mailto:press@apache.org>>
>         >>    CC: dev@community.apache.org <mailto:dev@community.apache.org>
>         <mailto:dev@community.apache.org <mailto:dev@community.apache.org>>
>         >>
>         >>    Hey Sally & Co.,
>         >>
>         >>    this year we won't forget to provide you with some infos on our GSoC
endeavours.
>         Yesterday, we have
>         >>    been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code
2013 [1],[2]. This
>         means that
>         >>    over the summer, our committers will mentor students that are sponsored
by Google and
>         will be
>         >>    working on our projects. The program helps us not only to get some
code written but
>         also to
>         >>    introduce students into open source development and hopefully recruit
some new
>         long-term committers.
>         >>    More information on the program is available at [3]. Students are
now encouraged to
>         discuss ideas
>         >>    with the respective projects and begin drafting proposals. An extensive
list of
>         already existing
>         >>    project ideas is available at [4]. The actual application phase is
from April 24 until
>         May 3, coding
>         >>    will take place from June 17 to September 23. See [5] for the detailed
timeline.
>         >>
>         >>    Can you please run any press release past us (dev@community.apache.org
>         <mailto:dev@community.apache.org>
>         >>    <mailto:dev@community.apache.org <mailto:dev@community.apache.org>>)
before publishing?
>         >>
>         >>    Thanks,
>         >>
>         >>    Uli
>         >>
>         >>    [1] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013
>         >>    [2] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2013/apache
>         >>    [3]
>         http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page
>         >>    [4] http://s.apache.org/gsoc2013ideas
>         >>    [5] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2013
>         >>
>         >>
>         >>
>         >>
> 
> 
> 
> 
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