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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2015
Date Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:32:56 GMT
Hello again, everyone --we are live:


-NASDAQ GlobeNewswire http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/03/17/715801/10125128/en/The-Apache-Software-Foundation-Accepted-as-a-Google-Summer-of-Code-2015-Mentoring-Organization.html

-ASF "Foundation" blog http://s.apache.org/DEi

-@TheASF Twitter feed https://twitter.com/TheASF/status/577763859789946881


... as well as to announce@apache.org and our dedicated media/analyst list. This will appear
on the apache.org homepage during the next auto-update, which should take place within the
hour.


Thanks again for all your help! Let the coding begin!

-Sally
________________________________
From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
To: Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> 
Cc: "sk@apache.org" <sk@apache.org>; \Ulrich Stärk\ <uli@spielviel.de>; "press@apache.org"
<press@apache.org>; "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 5:01
Subject: Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2015



Fantastic --thanks so much, Greg!

I'll get this out within the hour.

And happy birthday :-)

Cheers,
Sally

[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]

----- Reply message -----
From: "Greg Stein" <gstein@gmail.com>
To: "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
Cc: "sk@apache.org" <sk@apache.org>, "\Ulrich Stärk\" <uli@spielviel.de>, "press@apache.org"
<press@apache.org>, "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
Subject: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2015
Date: Tue, Mar 17, 2015 04:56

Sorry. Monday was birthday :-P ... but my apologies, I thought no response was an implicit
ACK. I read it on Sunday and it looked great.

So, to be explicit: I re-read, and I'm good with those quotes! Thank you, Sally!

Thanks,
-g



On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 11:11 PM, Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> wrote:

I'll be going to sleep now and will check again in a few hours.
>
>
>Worst case we go without you. Kindly advise.
>
>
>Thanks,Sally
>
>
>[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]
>
>----- Reply message -----
>From: "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>To: "Greg Stein" <gstein@apache.org>, "Greg Stein" <gstein@gmail.com>
>Cc: "sk@apache.org" <sk@apache.org>, "\"Ulrich Stärk\" <uli@spielviel.de>,
"press@apache.org" <press@apache.org>, "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
>Subject: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2015
>
>Date: Mon, Mar 16, 2015 19:04
>
>
>Greg???
> 
>
>
>
>________________________________
> From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>To: "\"Ulrich Stärk\" <uli@spielviel.de>; dev@community.apache.org 
>Cc: sk@apache.org; press@apache.org 
>Sent: Monday, 16 March 2015, 12:38
>Subject: Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2015
> 
>
>
>OK. Thanks, Uli!
>
>
>Greg --does the proposed quote meet your approval?
>
>
>Chat soon,
>Sally
>
>
>[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]
>
>----- Reply message -----
>From: ""Ulrich Stärk"" <uli@spielviel.de>
>To: <dev@community.apache.org>
>Cc: <sk@apache.org>, <press@apache.org>
>Subject: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2015
>Date: Mon, Mar 16, 2015 12:27
>
>I'm fine with whatever schedule suits you best ;) And no, to my knowledge, ComDev does
not have its own Twitter handle. Cheers, Uli On Mon, March 16, 2015 09:29, Sally Khudairi
wrote:
> Fantastic --thanks, Uli!
>
> Now we wait for Greg. I'll be issuing this announcement early tomorrow
> morning ET (UTC -5). I presume that's OK with you, yes?
>
> Also, does ComDev have a Twitter handle?
>
> Warm regards,
> Sally
>
> [From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and
> brevity]
>
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Ulrich Stärk" <uli@spielviel.de>
> To: "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
> Cc: "Greg Stein" <gstein@gmail.com>, "press@apache.org"
> <press@apache.org>, "Sally Khudairi" <sk@apache.org>
> Subject: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of
> Code 2015
> Date: Mon, Mar 16, 2015 04:22
>
> Looks good to me. Thanks a ton Sally!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Uli
>
>
>> Am 15.03.2015 um 23:13 schrieb Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>:
>>
>> Hello again!
>>
>> Below is the revised version that incorporates your changes, Uli. If you
>> can please let me know if this meets your approval, I'd appreciate it!
>>
>> Warm regards,
>> Sally
>>
>> = = =
>>
>>
>> DRAFT :: NOT FOR DISSEMINATION
>>
>> The Apache Software Foundation Accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2015
>> Mentoring Organization
>>
>> Hundreds of students mentored in "The Apache Way" of community-driven
>> development since the program's inception in 2005.
>>
>> Forest Hill, MD –17 March 2015– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),
>> the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350
>> Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that it has been
>> accepted as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) mentoring organization for
>> the 11th consecutive year.
>>
>> The Google Summer of Code program offers student developers stipends to
>> write code for various Open Source projects over a three month period.
>> This year, students will be paired with mentors from 137 Open Source,
>> free software, and technology-related groups that include CERN, GNU
>> Project, KDE, MIT Media Lab, WikiMedia Foundation, and many more.
>>
>> The ASF was amongst the initial 39 organizations selected to participate
>> in the very first GSoC in 2005, and has participated every year since.
>> At the ASF, the GSoC program is overseen by the Apache Community
>> Development project, which comprises volunteers who help guide newcomers
>> to The Apache Software Foundation, provide insight and advice on The
>> Apache Way of meritocratic development, including how to contribute to
>> Apache projects and to the Open Source community at-large.
>>
>> "Over the summer, Apache Committers will mentor students that are
>> sponsored by Google and will be working on many of our projects," said
>> Ulrich Stärk, Vice President of Community Development at the ASF. "The
>> program helps us to not only get some great code written, but also to
>> introduce students into Open Source development and hopefully recruit
>> some new long-term Committers."
>>
>> Students are encouraged to discuss ideas with mentoring organizations
>> and finalize proposals for projects of interest by the 27 March
>> deadline. ASF mentors have proposed 129 ideas for Apache projects in Big
>> Data, Cloud, Enterprise Integration, Enterprise Search, Project
>> Management, Semantic Web & Linked Data, along with other categories.
>> Students may choose from the Apache "Ideas Page" at
>> http://s.apache.org/gsoc2015ideas or suggest their own project for
>> approval. Coding will begin 25 May and end 21 August.
>>
>> "GSoC gives students the chance to work on industry-leading Open Source
>> projects, collaborate with diverse communities, and gain real world
>> experience related to their academic pursuits," added Stärk. "We are
>> proud to have mentored so many talented students over the years, and
>> furthered our mission of providing software products for the public
>> good. It's a rewarding experience both for the students and the Apache
>> community at-large."
>>
>> Since the program's inception, GSoC has brought together over 8,500
>> successful student participants from over countries and over 8,000
>> mentors from 109 countries worldwide to produce over 55 million lines of
>> code.
>>
>> "Being accepted once again as a Google Summer of Code mentoring
>> organization reinforces The Apache Software Foundation's leadership in
>> community-driven development," said ASF Vice Chairman Greg Stein, who,
>> in 2005 co-created the GSoC program while working at Google. "Hundreds
>> of students have been mentored in 'The Apache Way' --many have continued
>> on to become long-term code committers on a variety of Apache projects,
>> with some active program participants elected as ASF Members."
>>
>> Information on the ASF's participation in Google Summer of Code is
>> available at http://community.apache.org/gsoc.html >>
>>
>> About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
>> Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350
>> 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 500 individual Members and 4,500
>> 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(c)(3) charitable
>> organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors
>> including Budget Direct, Cerner, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook,
>> Google, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, Matt Mullenweg,
>> Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information,
>> visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow https://twitter.com/TheASF >>
>>
>> © The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Apache HTTP Server", and
>> "ApacheCon", are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other
>> brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
>>
>>
>> # # #
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de>
>> To: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>> Cc: "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>; Greg Stein
>> <gstein@gmail.com>; "press@apache.org" <press@apache.org>; Sally
>> Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
>> Sent: Sunday, 15 March 2015, 17:48
>> Subject: Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer
>> of Code 2015
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi Sally,
>>
>> I think they are great as they are. Thanks a lot!
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Uli
>>
>>
>>
>> Am 15.03.2015 um 22:37 schrieb Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks, Uli!
>>>
>>>
>>> I'll incorporate your suggestions and forward the revised draft
>>> shortly.
>>>
>>>
>>> How do you feel about your proposed quotes?
>>>
>>>
>>> Chat soon,
>>> Sally
>>>
>>>
>>> [From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors,
>>> and brevity]
>>>
>>> ----- Reply message -----
>>> From: "Ulrich Stärk" <uli@spielviel.de>
>>> To: <dev@community.apache.org>, "Greg Stein" <gstein@gmail.com>
>>> Cc: "press@apache.org" <press@apache.org>, "Sally Khudairi"
>>> <sk@apache.org>
>>> Subject: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of
>>> Code 2015
>>> Date: Sun, Mar 15, 2015 17:14
>>>
>>> Thank you Sally, my two comments are inline. Cheers, Uli On 2015-03-15
>>> 17:37, Sally Khudairi wrote:
>>> Hi everyone --as promised, below is the draft announcement.
>>>
>>> Please review and forward any additions/corrections no later than 5PM
>>> ET tomorrow (Monday) in
>>> order for us to announce on Tuesday. Should we be able to finalize
>>> before then (by 9PM ET TODAY),
>>> we can go live Monday morning if you'd like. Also, if someone can
>>> please update the ASF
>>> boilerplate at
>>> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org2/google/gsoc2015/apache to the
>>> one at the
>>> bottom of the draft announcement (below), that would be great. Will do.
>>> >
>>> Thanks so much, Sally
>>>
>>> = = =
>>>
>>>
>>> DRAFT :: NOT FOR DISSEMINATION
>>>
>>> The Apache Software Foundation Accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2015
>>> Mentoring Organization
>>>
>>>
>>> Hundreds of students mentored in "The Apache Way" of community-driven
>>> development since the
>>> program's inception in 2005.
>>>
>>> Forest Hill, MD –17 March 2015– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),
>>> the all-volunteer
>>> developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source
>>> projects and initiatives,
>>> announced today that it has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code
>>> (GSoC) mentoring
>>> organization for the 11th consecutive year.
>>>
>>> The Google Summer of Code program offers student developers stipends to
>>> write code for various
>>> Open Source projects over a three month period. This year, students
>>> will be paired with mentors
>>> from 137 Open Source, free software, and technology-related groups that
>>> include CERN, GNU
>>> Project, KDE, MIT Media Lab, WikiMedia Foundation, and many more.
>>>
>>> The ASF was amongst the initial 39 organizations selected to
>>> participate in the very first GSoC
>>> in 2005, and has participated every year since. At the ASF, the GSoC
>>> program is overseen by the
>>> Apache Community Development project, which comprises volunteers who
>>> help guide newcomers to The
>>> Apache Software Foundation, provide insight and advice on The Apache
>>> Way of meritocratic
>>> development, including how to contribute to Apache projects and to the
>>> Open Source community
>>> at-large.
>>>
>>> "Over the summer, Apache Committers will mentor students that are
>>> sponsored by Google and will be
>>> working on many of our projects," said Ulrich Stärk, Vice President of
>>> Community Development at
>>> the ASF. "The program helps us to not only get some great code written,
>>> but also to introduce
>>> students into Open Source development and hopefully recruit some new
>>> long-term Committers."
>>>
>>> Now through 27 March, students are encouraged to discuss ideas with
>>> mentoring organizations and
>>> begin drafting proposals for those projects of interest. Coding will
>>> begin 25 May and end 21 I'd make it more clear that March 27 is the
>>> student application *deadline*. To me "begin drafting"
>> sounds like they could start only then (but then I'm not a native
>> speaker so it could totally be OK
>> to write it like that). > August. Thus far, 33 ideas have been proposed
>> for Apache projects in Big Data, Cloud, Enterprise
>>> Integration, Enterprise Search, Project Management, Semantic Web &
>>> Linked Data, along with other
>>> categories. The complete Apache "Ideas Page" is at
>>> http://s.apache.org/cDg That sounds a bit as if students have already
>>> submitted ideas for projects, which is not the case.
>> We (our mentors) have created a list of project ideas (the official URL
>> is http://s.apache.org/gsoc2015ideas) from which students may choose (or
>> better yet, come up with
>> something on their own). Currently that list has 129 entries. >
>>> "GSoC gives students the chance to work on industry-leading Open Source
>>> projects, collaborate
>>> with diverse communities, and gain real world experience related to
>>> their academic pursuits,"
>>> added Stärk. "We are proud to have mentored so many talented students
>>> over the years, and
>>> furthered our mission of providing software products for the public
>>> good. It's a rewarding
>>> experience both for the students and the Apache community at-large."
>>>
>>> Since the program's inception, GSoC has brought together over 8,500
>>> successful student
>>> participants from over countries and over 8,000 mentors from 109
>>> countries worldwide to produce
>>> over 55 million lines of code.
>>>
>>> "Being accepted once again as a Google Summer of Code mentoring
>>> organization reinforces The
>>> Apache Software Foundation's leadership in community-driven
>>> development," said ASF Vice Chairman
>>> Greg Stein, who, in 2005 co-created the GSoC program while working at
>>> Google. "Hundreds of
>>> students have been mentored in 'The Apache Way' --many have continued
>>> on to become long-term code
>>> committers on a variety of Apache projects, with some active program
>>> participants elected as ASF
>>> Members."
>>>
>>> Information on the ASF's participation in Google Summer of Code is
>>> available at
>>> http://community.apache.org/gsoc.html >
>>> About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Established in 1999, the
>>> all-volunteer Foundation
>>> oversees more than 350 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 500 individual Members and 4,500 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(c)(3) charitable organization,
>>> funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget
>>> Direct, Cerner, Citrix,
>>> Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, InMotion
>>> Hosting, iSigma, Matt
>>> Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more
>>> information, visit
>>> http://www.apache.org/ or follow https://twitter.com/TheASF >
>>> © The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Apache HTTP Server", and
>>> "ApacheCon", are trademarks
>>> of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are
>>> the property of their
>>> respective owners.
>>>
>>>
>>> # # #
>>>
>>> [MEDIA CONTACT:SALLY] ________________________________
>>>
>>> From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> To: Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com>
>>> Cc: Ulrich Stärk
>>> <uli@spielviel.de>; "press@apache.org" <press@apache.org>;
>>> "dev@community.apache.org"
>>> <dev@community.apache.org> Sent: Saturday, 14 March 2015, 18:44
>>> Subject: Re: ASF accepted as a
>>> mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2015
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks, Greg!
>>>
>>> That works --better to be a bit wordy and clear vs. brief and vague <g>
>>>
>>> We can always write "QUOTE," said Greg Stein, ASF Vice Chairman (and
>>> co-creator of the GSoC
>>> program, while working at Google in 2005).
>>>
>>>
>>> Now for the quote itself... I'll put that in the draft that I'll be
>>> sending over later.
>>>
>>> Cheers & chat soon, Sally
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ________________________________ From: Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com>
>>> To: Sally Khudairi
>>> <sk@apache.org> Cc: Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de>; "press@apache.org"
>>> <press@apache.org>;
>>> "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org> Sent: Saturday,
>>> 14 March 2015, 18:36
>>> Subject: Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer
>>> of Code 2015
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Sure, that sounds great! … are you looking for something like
>>> "co-creator of the GSoC program,
>>> while working at Google in 2005" ??  That's a bit of a mouthful, but is
>>> that the direction you're
>>> thinking?
>>>
>>> And please go ahead an draft up a quote. I'm not quite sure the angle
>>> you're looking at, so best
>>> if you go first :-)
>>>
>>> Thx, -g
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 5:13 PM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Greg,
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to put a placeholder for a quote for you in the announcement
>>>> as well (the lead quote
>>>> will be coming from Uli).
>>>>
>>>> How would you like to have your attribution described in relation to
>>>> GSoC? "ASF Vice Chairman
>>>> and @@WHATEXACTLY"
>>>>
>>>> Of course, I'll be happy to get a quote directly from you (vs. having
>>>> to de-Sally-fy my
>>>> proposed blurb) :-)
>>>>
>>>> If you don't want to be quoted, that's OK; I can use Ross as backup.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks so much,
>>>>
>>>> Sally
>>>>
>>>> ________________________________ From: Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com>
>>>> To: Sally Khudairi
>>>> <sk@apache.org> Cc: Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de>;
>>>> "press@apache.org" <press@apache.org>;
>>>> "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org> Sent: Friday,
13
>>>> March 2015, 17:22
>>>>
>>>> Subject: Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google
>>>> Summer of Code 2015
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The very first year was 2005. Thus, 2015 would be the 11th GSoC.
>>>>
>>>> As one of the two people to launch/create GSoC, you can call me
>>>> authoritative on the dates :-P
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 4:13 PM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Whaaaaat?
>>>>>
>>>>> Really? I had it in the "Did You Know?" section last week as 10th
>>>>> also.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> AND, more importantly, if my calculations are off, then in
>>>>>
>>>>> https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/date/20141119 >>>
>>>>>
>>>>> the 2013 entry as "eighth consecutive year" is wrong too.
>>>>>
>>>>> Who has the correct count? It really is 11? Not that I don't trust
>>>>> you, I now am feeling
>>>>> quite lost.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers, Sally
>>>>>
>>>>> ________________________________ From: Ulrich Stärk
>>>>> <uli@spielviel.de> To: "press@apache.org"
>>>>> <press@apache.org> Cc: dev@community.apache.org; Sally Khudairi
>>>>> <sk@apache.org> Sent: Friday,
>>>>> 13 March 2015, 17:09
>>>>>
>>>>> Subject: Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google
>>>>> Summer of Code 2015
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Hey Sally,
>>>>>
>>>>> I just read the announcement and it says "The ASF has been accepted
>>>>> as a Google Summer of
>>>>> Code mentoring organization for the 10th consecutive year".
>>>>>
>>>>> If I'm not mistaken it's the 11th year ;)
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>
>>>>> Uli
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 2015-03-12 18:42, Sally Khudairi wrote:
>>>>>> Thanks, Uli. I did post about it in our weekly news round-up. Happy
>>>>>> to work with you on a
>>>>>> press release. Who is the ASF lead on GSoC. You? Who from ComDev
>>>>>> will be at ApacheCon? Are
>>>>>> you planning to do something special there? Cheers,Sally From:
>>>>>> Ulrich Stärk
>>>>>> <uli@spielviel.de> To: "press@apache.org" <press@apache.org>;
Sally
>>>>>> Khudairi
>>>>>> <sk@apache.org> Cc: "dev@community.apache.org"
>>>>>> <dev@community.apache.org> Sent: Thursday,
>>>>>> 12 March 2015, 13:31 Subject: Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring
>>>>>> organization for Google
>>>>>> Summer of Code 2015
>>>>>>
>>>>>> And again recycling this. I think we missed 2014 so I want to make
>>>>>> sure to get an
>>>>>> announcement out this year.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Uli
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 2013-04-09 14:11, Ulrich Stärk wrote:
>>>>>>> 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> To: press@apache.org
>>>>>>> CC:
>>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>> 2015 [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
>>>>>>> March 16 until March 27,
>>>>>>> coding will take place from May 25 to August 21. See [5] for
the
>>>>>>> detailed timeline.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Can you please run any press release past us
>>>>>>> (dev@community.apache.org) before
>>>>>>> publishing?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Uli
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> [1] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2015
[2]
>>>>>>> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org2/google/gsoc2015/apache
[3]
>>>>>>> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2015/help_page
>>>>>>> >>>>> [4] http://s.apache.org/gsoc2015ideas [5]
>>>>>>> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2015 >>>>>
>>>> 
>
>

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