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From "Kevin A. McGrail" <kmcgr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: UNICEF Open Source project- Apache Foundation
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2018 22:27:38 GMT
Thanks David for the introduction.  Ariam, I am located in Fairfax so a
meeting in DC is more than possible.

Can I give you a call to coordinate?  If so, what's a good number to reach
you?
--
Kevin A. McGrail
VP Fundraising, Apache Software Foundation
Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcgrail - 703.798.0171


On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 4:57 PM <david@davebanesaccess.org> wrote:

> Just to quickly introduce EA and myself – we work together in a not for
> profit at globalsymbols.com
>
>
>
> We are very much committed to both open licence and working in the open,
> and have a special interest in seeking to ensure that AAC reaches those
> communities that have been most under served in this field
>
>
>
> One of our first projects was in the Middle East where we collaborated to
> develop Tawasol, the Arabic open symbol set, designed to reflect both
> language and culture within the Middle East and especially the gulf. To do
> that we created a system that democratised symbol design, allowing a range
> of stakeholder to determine the design and selection of symbols to
> represent concepts.
>
>
>
> Very much hope to continue discussions together about collaboration around
> the paper Ariam has distributed
>
>
>
> Best regards
>
>
>
> David
>
>
>
> *From:* Kevin A. McGrail <kmcgrail@apache.org>
> *Sent:* 29 October 2018 20:49
> *To:* Ariam Mogos <amogos@unicef.org>; general@incubator.apache.org
> *Cc:* Aditi Poddar <apoddar@unicef.org>; david@davebanesaccess.org; EA
> Draffan <ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
> *Subject:* Re: UNICEF Open Source project- Apache Foundation
>
>
>
> Thanks Ariam,
>
> I have a child with Autism so this is very interesting to me and I also
> helped found the largest support group in the Washington DC area.  I have
> done grants for curriculum to teach children with autism to swim with
> Autism Speaks and I can talk intelligently about AT/PECS.  We also just had
> our keynote from Cliff Schmidt at Amplio which has some crossover.  Anyway,
> enough about me, I'd like to setup a call, nothing long and talk about our
> incubator and how we work/what we do.
>
> Regards,
> KAM
>
>
> On 10/29/2018 3:53 PM, Ariam Mogos wrote:
>
> Thanks so much Kellen, Dave and Kevin!
>
> (copying Aditi from our partnerships team)
>
> (copying David Banes and EA Draffan, two of our advisors on AAC)
>
>
>
> Yes we’d be interested in collaborating with Apache and learning more
> about the incubator program.
>
>
>
> We’re very excited to share about this project. I’ve created a google doc
> with some information here:
>
>
>
>
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fMY5_YgqqE5VfqNCDwQ0HQe8ozkz1v7kpjQpimVsjuI/edit
>
>
>
> Please feel free to leave any comments, questions, recommendations in the
> document.
>
>
>
> Cheers,
> Ariam
>
>
>
> *From: *"Kevin A. McGrail" <kmcgrail@apache.org> <kmcgrail@apache.org>
> *Date: *Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:51 PM
> *To: *"general@incubator.apache.org" <general@incubator.apache.org>
> <general@incubator.apache.org> <general@incubator.apache.org>
> *Cc: *Ariam Mogos <amogos@unicef.org> <amogos@unicef.org>
> *Subject: *Re: UNICEF Open Source project- Apache Foundation
>
>
>
> In addition to the list responses, I'm happy to chat especially with my VP
> Fundraising duties. Love UNICEF and love what you do especially around
> Halloween.  Happy to jump on a call and give you some guidance!
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> KAM
>
> --
>
> Kevin A. McGrail
>
> VP Fundraising, Apache Software Foundation
>
> Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project
>
> https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcgrail - 703.798.0171
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 1:39 AM Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Exactly as Kellen describes!
>
> If for whatever reason you require an offline discussion to start then I’m
> sure someone here may be willing to “champion” your proposal.
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Oct 27, 2018, at 9:43 PM, kellen sunderland <
> kellen.sunderland@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hello Ariam, reading through the sites in your signature it looks like
> > you're doing interesting work.  I'm always happy to see governments and
> > NGOs using / contributing to open source.
> >
> > Speaking for myself, I would be happy to set aside some time to chat.  At
> > Apache we do try to keep as much communication as possible on public
> email
> > lists.  Would you be able to give a little more detail about your project
> > via this list?  Were you interested in collaborating with Apache?  Did
> you
> > want to participate in the Apache Incubator program?
> >
> > -Kellen
> >
> >> On Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 9:42 AM Ariam Mogos <amogos@unicef.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi there,
> >>
> >> I work in UNICEF’s Office of Innovation and was hoping to speak to
> someone
> >> about a fantastic open source project in which we’re interested in
> working
> >> with the Apache Foundation.
> >>
> >> Look forward to hearing from you.
> >>
> >> Best,
> >> Ariam
> >>
> >> ---------------------------------
> >> Ariam Mogos
> >> Learning Lead
> >> UNICEF Ventures
> >> Office of Innovation
> >> skype: ariammogos
> >> mobile: +1 917-974-5997<tel:%28917%29%20974-5997>
> <%28917%29%20974-5997>
> >>
> >> www.unicefstories.org<http://www.unicefstories.org/>
> >> www.unicefinnovationfund.org<http://www.unicefinnovationfund.org/>
> >>
> >>
>
>
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>
> --
>
> Kevin A. McGrail
>
> VP Fundraising, Apache Software Foundation
>
> Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project
>
> https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcgrail - 703.798.0171
>
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