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From Paolo Mottadelli <paolo....@gmail.com>
Subject PMC Invitation to Participate in ApacheCon 2009/US
Date Thu, 16 Apr 2009 08:28:56 GMT
Hi all,
I'm forwarding this message, sure that everybody is already up-to-date with it.
This is mostly about the CMIS/Chemistry effort.

As part of the POI PMC I'm proposing to build a thematic track about
Interoperability.
The main reasons for this proposal are the following:
_ We have a bunch of small yet charming projects that should join
under one single umbrella in a context such as the ApacheCon
_ Interoperability fits totally well in an Apache context, see concepts like:
  + The Apache Way
  + The Apache Infrastructure
  + The sustainable way we drive standards with RI, TCK and others
  + The presence of specific projects driving efforts in this direction
_ A first bunch of projects directly involved in this would be: POI,
CMIS/Chemistry, Stonehenge, QPid

I see that Jackrabbit could not be directly interested in such a
venture, having it already a good critical mass of interest around;
anyway, the CMIS/Chemistry effort could find itself in a good context
Do you see any interest in such a proposal or does it pull out some
more interesting ideas?

Cheers,
--
Paolo



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ApacheCon 2009 US Planners Team <planners-2009-us@apachecon.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 3:28 AM
Subject: PMC Invitation to Participate in ApacheCon 2009/US
To: All Apache PMCs <pmcs@apache.org>


Project Management Committees,

For this 10th Year of the Apache Software Foundation, the Conference
Planning Committee and Stone Circle Productions are infusing ApacheCon
US 2009 with the same Community Spirit that guides our Open Source
Communities themselves. With the goal of creating the most successful
ApacheCon to-date, we are seeking the support of each ASF Community to
help drive their content for the 3-day conference. As the PMC, we
invite you to come forward with content based on the needs of your
user community.

First: Decide as a project, how much time you would like to fill with
commercially viable content. Do you need a half-day or a full-day to
achieve a professional, quality program? Don't restrict yourselves to
presentations by the PMC members or past speakers. You are likely
familiar with other committers, the members of your user community,
published authors and others who would offer effective sessions.
Consider involving the community in this process through either the
dev or users list, as appropriate for your project. Identifying the
exact contents and schedule of your program will come in a 2nd phase.

Note: If you believe your track is better presented in tandem with
other project(s), and you would like to work together as a small group
of related projects to create a unified track, please discuss this
with the other project(s) and offer one proposal you all agree upon to
the Planners.

Second: Identify your consumers. Please explain to the Planners, in
your submission, who your attendees would be. Are they web content
authors or developers, or backend infrastructure adopters, integrators
or administrators? Are they technical or novice individuals,
management or general users?

Third: Communicate your interest to planners-2009-us@apachecon.com no
later than April 21st!

The Planners will get back to you by April 28th to share the general
program schedule, and where your project best fits. You will be
provided a mentor who will forward to you the CFP's which made the
first cut of talk selections. Your community will then have two weeks
to create a schedule on a Wiki page. Again, be creative, and keep in
mind there are several opportunities for content beyond the programmed
track: MeetUps, BOFs, symposiums, un-conference style activities, etc.

In four weeks, the Planners will complete a review of the programming,
offer final feedback, cut programming that doesn't fit into the formal
tracks of the program, and finally attempt to fit all of the programming
into space available. Your mentor is there to help you avoid this cut
and guide you in creating a professional and marketable track!

Should a PMC choose not to participate in this process, but there are still
compelling presentations about that particular project, the Planners may
choose to run that track. Speaker acceptance/rejections will be sent out
in five weeks, once all decisions are made. All projects, participating
in this program or not, will have opportunities to get more involved with
the conference.  These will be announced over the coming months.

We look forward to your PMC's response!

Yours,

The ApacheCon 2009 US Planning Team





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