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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Activity in Apache
Date Sat, 24 Mar 2012 23:10:51 GMT
The ASF spans the globe in terms of contributors, as such we do not, as a
rule, adopt synchronous communication tools - they exclude people who are
in other time zones. In the ASF we have a saying: "if it didn't happen on a
mailing list, it didn't happen". Furthermore, we have over 100 top level
and over 50 incubating projects. There are over 3000 committers and who
knows how many contributors. An ASF wide IRC channel would be kind of noisy
(some projects do use IRC for informal chatter).

You can find our blog roll at planet.Apache.org and many of our projects
have blogs at blog.apache.org

Our ASF-wide GSoC focused mailing list is this one, so you are in the right
place, welcome. For discussion about a specific project you would use the
projects own mailing list.


Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On Mar 24, 2012 10:55 PM, "Sonny from Tacoma" <ikstelav@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 7:29 AM, akshay khatri <akshaykhatri161@gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi
>> I wanted to get into Apache development. Though I am looking into various
>> projects and looking what interests me.
>> But I wanted to put in some views that I have noticed:
>>  1) I didn't find any IRC channel for apache
>> 2) It is good that mailing list is one of the prime means to communicate
>> in Apache but I feel that lack of IRC or active blog roll would have been
>> great. As mailing list isn't supposed to chat with fellow developers,
>> sharing ideas (other than development)
>> Or is it that in Apache familiarizing with people happen only if you live
>> close by or know each other in prior ? (or no discussion other than
>> development is required/allowed among people )
>> 3) I just saw that GSoC results were out, but didn't find any
>> email/blog/news from apache about the same.
>> 4) As a prospective student, I was looking to familiarize with other
>> students all over Apache, but again no mode of communication to them  and I
>> strongly believe that there wouldn't be any correspondence between
>> student/developers among various apache projects.
>> ( IRC is really a great thing for that and I believe a community today
>> should have IRC culture to grow )
>> These were just my inputs, only aiming to know other people.
>> Just an example of what I am feeling: Fellow students/developers/gsoc
>> students please email me personally so that I may know you better.(and let
>> it go to thousands of busy persons over there)
>> Thanks
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