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From "Sharan Foga"<>
Subject Re: Proposed: (Bi?)monthly committer newsletter
Date Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:10:05 GMT
Hi Rich

I think it might be good to tie this in with some of the feedback from the committer survey.
Whenever people receive an email, the first questions tend to be why am I getting this and
why should I read it? So tying this into something that came from the committers themselves
could help.

It's good to see that there is an intro about why you are sending it, so perhaps it could
also link it the fact that some of the feedback from the committer survey supports us trying
to engage with the committer group more.

- At least one committer not knowing that we have annual Apachecon conferences in the US and
- Committers saying that they want to build relationships across projects
- Committers saying they want to meetup 
- Committers asking for more integrated committer related resources

I've been quite conscious of posting messages out to the committer group and you'll note that
all the committer survey feedback was posted on ComDev not on the committers list. So I think
that there is also an opportunity to use this newsletter to feed that information back into
the committer group. 


On 2017-03-31 15:07 (+0200), 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 -
> - 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.
> -- 
> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
> - @apachecon

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