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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: I wish to contribute.
Date Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:16:10 GMT

That would be fantastic. I lived a long time in New Mexico and the
Chiricahua mountains and the Mogollon rim are some of the most special
places in the world for me as well.

The path with ASF typically starts with contributions to a project of
special interest to you. That project typically will recognize sustained
contributions by naming you as a committer. That is an honor, but it also
typically makes contribution easier logistically.

It is actually common for people to contribute to multiple projects
although many focus on just one.

Projects will often make all new committers members of the project
management committee (PMC) but other projects wait a bit to make sure that
you work well with others and seem to have the project's well being in mind.

Every year, there is an election held to decide who to invite to become a
member of Apache. These members elect the board to directors and are
actually the stockholders of the underlying charitable corporation for ASF.

One of the coolest things about the ASF is that you can participate from
anywhere that you happen to have an internet connection. There are lots of
provisions made to accommodate time zones and other aspects of multiple

If you want to reach me off-line by email, I would be happy to talk more
about what your interests are and what projects at ASF might match your

You can reach me at

On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 8:02 AM, Thomas Red-Cloud <> wrote:

> Hi, My name is Thomas Red-Cloud. I am as the name suggest a Native
> American, from the Apache Chiricahua tribe of San Carlos Band. I am also a
> software engineer, 20 years. I have made the decision to start
> contributing, and express interest of becoming a member of the ASF which
> honors my tribe. I have seen enough in the wild of SE to know that by
> contributing, I will help pave the way for other engineers to innovate.
> Best Regards,
> Thomas

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