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From "Oshani Seneviratne" <>
Subject Re: Welcome to Apche Forrest as part of GSoC
Date Fri, 13 Apr 2007 17:14:02 GMT

I am really happy that I was awarded to carry out this project along
with Sina. And thank you very much for the great intro to Apache
Forrest and GSoC in general.

Yes, I would love to help out with the testing of the RCs for the 0.8
release. Personally, I think it would be a good leaning point and help
me understand Forrest better. And since the weekend is here, I am on
it already!

Thanks again,

On 4/13/07, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> I'd like to welcome Oshani Wasana Seneviratne and Sina Khakbaz Heshmati
> to Apache Forrest as part of this years Google Summer of Code (GSoC).
> The GSoC is unusual as a community building device in that there is an
> external incentive for contribution (i.e. cash they won't get unless
> they contribute). Nevertheless, others are here because they have some
> external incentive. For me, it is a small part of my day job and hence I
> too get paid to be here, ranted, I tend to be here quite alot out of
> office hours too - but that's because I've learnt what a great thing
> community driven software is. It is therefore the job of existing
> community members to try and teach the value of community development to
>   Oshani and Sina.
> So, the first thing to learn about community development is there should
> be no private discussion regarding the project. Therefore, this is the
> last email I will send to either of your private addresses. You both
> need to subscribe to the relevant mailing lists [1] and reply to this
> mail once you are subscribed.
> Note, mails about GSoC can be sent privately to your mentor if you prefer
> Officially GSoC does not start until next month. However, Apache Forrest
> really could use your help right now. We have a release candidate being
> tested for release. Having you install and test it, along with the rest
> of the community, would be great. If you have time and inclination
> please let us know on the dev list and we'll point you to the right
> information.
> What to do next?
> The first thing you need to do is get to grips with the way we do things
> around here. A good place to start is [2].
> Please do not be shy. We understand you are new to Forrest and our
> development model. We were all new to it once. Please ask questions, we
> will answer as fully as time allows (often pointing at docs for you to
> read as background).
> It would be *really* helpful if you could start writing a FAQ about
> getting started as a Forrest developer (perhaps your first question
> would be how - or perhaps you can find it in our docs, it is there ;-)
> Finally, you are here to enjoy yourselves, so have fun!
> Ross and Gavin
> GSoC Mentors for Apache Forrest
> [1]
> [2]

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