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From Ross Gardler <Ross.Gard...@microsoft.com>
Subject RE: Forming a community of Apache fans in China - Apache China Community
Date Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:59:46 GMT
Localized content is a great suggestion.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hervé BOUTEMY [mailto:herve.boutemy@free.fr] 
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2015 2:58 AM
To: dev@community.apache.org
Subject: Re: Forming a community of Apache fans in China - Apache China Community

I like the idea of doing something to better engage with China or India or "country of your
choice" people interested in Open Source but not able currently because of language and cultural
barriers for masses

But when I read "forming the Apache China Community", I read forming something completely
separate, and eventually forming a separate TLP: staying short, I'm not convinced

What about creating localized content in https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3a%2f%2fcommunity.apache.org%2f&data=01%7c01%7cRoss.Gardler%40microsoft.com%7c3f189780a87344cabc1608d2f262b677%7c72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7c1&sdata=1RvsCGO3%2fEVJ6QXQEt%2bBcV%2bVlrhqAXHD1jAPYGjUZ6w%3d
, pointing to dedicated non-english language mailing lists, focused on explaining community
aspects, how to engage with Apache projects and to deal with the fact that Apache projects
are done in english?

Because I don't see:
- how we could do localized lists for every Apache TLP
- how we could do a TLP that we can't interact with in english (I can say it because I'm not
native english: english language is our minimum common convention, and it cost me to learn
it :) )

But perhaps existing community TLP could have localized sub-projects (taking the form of content
+ mailing lists, but not code) targeted at helping people work with other TLPs

WDYT?

Regards,

Hervé

Le samedi 21 novembre 2015 18:14:11 Ted Dunning a écrit :
> Ted,
> 
> It is not clear that what you want to happen is not happening.
> 
> There does seem to be an open discussion. Here and elsewhere.
> 
> What exactly do you want to happen?
> 
> What good thing is not happening?
> 
> What bad thing is happening?
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Nov 21, 2015, at 17:58, Ted Liu <tedl@microsoft.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Hi Niclas,
> > 
> > It'd be appreciated an open and constructive discussion can be 
> > formed at ASF instead of labeling or stereotyping. The ask of 
> > forming of a community, group or alike in China comes from the 
> > grass-root idea and action because there are strong demands here. 
> > Otherwise nobody would care and nobody could be instructed or 
> > directed. That’s the reason why a group of Chinese ASF members, PMC 
> > members, committers, contributors, etc., want to work together 
> > voluntarily to change the status quo by bridging the Chinese talents 
> > and good projects to/from ASF. The motivation and enablement of the 
> > local community/group will be mainly from the experienced Chinese 
> > ASF members, committers and contributors, who people will trust, instead of any
individual new to ASF.
> > 
> > Talking about the language barrier, you should already know how 
> > difficult it is to learn Chinese after living 4+ years in Shanghai. 
> > One recent example is that literally no one from the Apache Fans 
> > Wechat social group
> > (360 people now) responded to your proposal, in English, to hold a 
> > technical meetup in Shanghai. Your ASF status and the fact of your 
> > location in Shanghai do not automatically translate into trust and 
> > effective communication to enable and motivate people's actions. The 
> > wait of a good machine translation is an unknown that younger 
> > generation contributors would not tolerate.
> > 
> > The more challenging part is the culture differences where the sense 
> > of community, governance, contribution and the Apache Way are still 
> > at infant stage in China. There are more than enough good codes and 
> > events (conferences, meetups, etc.) in China. The real blockers are 
> > language and non-Apache-Way culture where the proposed China 
> > community/group can contribute.
> > 
> > 
> > Ted
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Niclas Hedhman [mailto:hedhman@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2015 3:02 PM
> > To: dev@community.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Forming a community of Apache fans in China - Apache 
> > China Community
> > 
> > Ted,
> > 2 things...
> > 
> > 1. There were Apache Roadshows in Shanghai in 2010 and 2011.
> > 
> > 2. I am glad to see your enthusiasm of forming/creating 
> > organization. But the ASF and many other open source projects are 
> > not command&control driven top-down structures. So, there is very 
> > little "need" for "creation of communities". They either form, or they don't.
> > 
> > I was happy to see that the younger generation at the Roadshow in 
> > Beijing grasped that idea very well, whereas the somewhat older 
> > generation had a more top-down approach, of wanting to build it like 
> > a company, like a government or a religious organization. I hope 
> > that you can appreciate the difference and channel your enthusiasm slightly differently.
> > 
> > Like you, I think language barrier is currently a big barrier, but I 
> > have first hand witnessed the improvements in online translation 
> > services in the past few years. Enormous improvement. Perhaps we are 
> > soon at a stage where this can be an additional tool to bridge this gap.
> > 
> > My suggestions are towards localized meetups, where discussion, 
> > hacking, presentations are conducted, by the participants, for the 
> > participants, a peer-to-peer environment. Apache doesn't need to be 
> > formally involved in this, but I am sure many Apache contributors 
> > would be happy to participate, as peers, in such events/clubs. And I 
> > am convinced this will spin off both projects as well as dieect 
> > contribution to ASF and other projects.
> > 
> > Be an igniter, not a driver. Ignite many small efforts, instead of 
> > single big one.
> > 
> > Keep up the positive work.
> > 
> > Niclas
> > 
> >> On Nov 21, 2015 13:18, "Ted Liu" <tedl@microsoft.com> wrote:
> >> 
> >> Hi Apache Community Development PMC,
> >> 
> >> Wish to get some advices on how to form a community of Apache fans 
> >> in China. Would a new China-specific project at the ComDev be possible?
> >> Please see the background and thoughts outlined below.
> >> 
> >> Apache projects and technologies have been widely adopted in China, 
> >> such as Alibaba, Tencent, many enterprises, academic and public services.
> >> However, there has been little engagement between ASF and 
> >> communities and enterprises in China. We, at KAIYUANSHE 
> >> (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.kaiyuanshe.
> >> org
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> >> ground-up open source alliance chartered to promote open source 
> >> governance and technologies in China and Asia with over 50 
> >> community and enterprise members now) wish to bridge the gaps 
> >> between the leading international OSS communities, like ASF, and 
> >> communities and enterprises in China. The last Apache roadshow was 
> >> on 2009 in Shanghai. We, KAIYUANSHE, thought it'd be good to reboot 
> >> the ASF engagement through another roadshow in China.
> >> 
> >> The Apache Roadshow 2015 - China with KAIYUANSHE was organized by 
> >> KAIYUANSHE and successfully held on Oct. 24-25 in Beijing with 
> >> ASF's community sponsorship and keynoters support, i.e. Brett 
> >> Porter, David Nalley, Niclas Hedhman, J. Aaron Farr and Jason Dai. 
> >> Please see more roadshow details here.
> >> 
> >> - ASF "Foundation" blog
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> >> - announce@apache.org<mailto:announce@apache.org> (and archives)
> >> - ASF dedicated media/analyst list
> >> -
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> >> home page
> >> 
> >> After the roadshow, we have received tremendous requests to form a 
> >> China community to keep engaging with 5000+ audience who attended 
> >> this roadshow and tens of thousands people who did not have time or 
> >> were unaware of the events. So far, there already are many 
> >> volunteers, including Apache members, PMC members, committers, 
> >> contributors, developers and users, who are willing to join the 
> >> China community steering committee and working groups to help grow 
> >> the talents, projects and community in China and bridge between ASF 
> >> and the fans in China following the Apache way.
> >> 
> >> Any feedback or advice on how to form a community of Apache fans in 
> >> China or how to form a new China-specific project at the ComDev 
> >> would be greatly appreciated.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> Ted Liu
> >> Co-organizer of the Apache Roadshow 2015 - China Co-founding member 
> >> of KAIYUANSHE

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