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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: Proposed: (Bi?)monthly committer newsletter
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:26:41 GMT

On 3/31/2017 6:07 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
> As you probably know, I have been pondering a (bi?)monthly community
> newsletter for some time. The goal is to increase the connection between
> projects/committers and the larger Apache Software Foundation. As we
> grow larger, it becomes harder and harder for projects and individuals
> to connect with what's going on across the Foundation as a whole. To
> Develop Community, you might say, since that's what we're supposed to be
> doing here.
>
> As a small way to address this, my desire is to send a newsletter to
> committers every two months (perhaps more often, perhaps less often, as
> we judge the reaction of our community) letting them know about upcoming
> events, important community news, and committer resources that they may
> be unaware of.
>
> My draft for the April newsletter is here -
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dob08BhWVXMs9mThx1A_kcR9h0vY3Hsr4Q07Fu5UU0s/edit
> - and I encourage you to have a look, make comments, and if you're
> interested, I'll invite you to edit it.
>
> I am sure that some people will feel that this is spammy, and that many
> will delete it unread. But based on conversations at the last several
> ApacheCons, I am confident that most of our community will appreciate
> the information, and will find it an opportunity to increase their
> cross-Foundation participation.
>
> I don't have a firm deadline on this, but I was thinking perhaps April
> 5th might be a good date. Wednesdays tend to be good newsletter days,
> according to people that know about stuff like that.
>

The draft newsletter does not seem to have instructions for opting out. 
Do you plan to add that before going live?

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