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From "Raphael Bircher" <>
Subject Re: Regional Apache
Date Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:23:59 GMT
Hi all

Am .09.2017, 16:13 Uhr, schrieb Myrle Krantz <>:

> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 3:50 PM, Sharan Foga <> wrote:
>> As we are trying to build up a presence in other regional conferences I  
>> think it would be good to find out about and promote any ASF relevant  
>> activities that they have.
>> Thanks for the offer of help and will keep it in mind. Jacques, Herve  
>> and Narcisse are currently working with me offline on the French  
>> details for the conference.
> If we're doing some comdev work regionally, would it make sense to
> start creating regional comdev mailing lists as a need arises?  (for
> example for the combined German speaking
> parts of Europe) For the Apache we spent a lot of
> time off-list too, because the 100+ mails about details would've been
> a burden for the many comdev subscribers who weren't involved.
> The result wasn't bad, but:
> A.) We might have gotten more Germans involved if there had been a
> base of Germans subscribed "listening in" on the list.  Especially
> when it came to putting together a German translation of the Apache
> brochure.
> B.) None of that communication is now archived or visible for
> individuals or tools.
> I know that YAL (yet another list) can be annoying; and it won't work
> if nobody's interested enough to subscribe.  Since the regional
> approach to community building is so much more cost effective, it
> seems to me to be the way of the future for Apache, and this might
> help support the approach. Other opinions?

I'm very interested in such a group, even we have to keep a eye that we  
don't split the community. But I think, regional Group are a good way to  
get people in. I see often the problem that peoples have no idea how big  
Apache is and how many projects we have.

Regards Raphael

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