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From Ulrich Stärk <...@spielviel.de>
Subject Re: ASF accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2015
Date Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:48:39 GMT
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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