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From "Anil K. Vijendran" <Anil.Vijend...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: PROPOSAL: Bay Area (Silicon Valley) Apache Developers Group
Date Mon, 07 Feb 2000 03:00:54 GMT

We can certainly dedicate an area on jakarta.apache.org (atleast for the
Jakarta project) for this. 

On Sun, 6 Feb 2000, Kevin A. Burton wrote:

> +1.  I think it would be a good idea to setup a website (with a
> discussion forum) which would archive all the notes as well as outline
> the future meetings.
> 
> Kevin
> 
> "Anil K. Vijendran" wrote:
> > 
> > This is a really good idea considering there is a significant population
> > of folks here that are in the bay area.
> > 
> > I'm all for it. In terms of process, I'd like to add a small note that
> > someone volunteers to take notes for eah BAADG meeting and post it to this
> > list for the benefit of those that can't make it to the meeting.
> > 
> > I'd be more than happy to arrange a venue at Sun -- Cupertino, Mtn View,
> > Menlo Park whichever is convienient for people.
> > 
> > On Sun, 6 Feb 2000, Kevin A. Burton wrote:
> > 
> > > (Sorry for the cross post)
> > >
> > > I have been doing some creating thinking about how we could all be more
> > > productive.  It seems that there are a lot of people here from the Bay
> > > Area (Silicon Valley California).  It seems a shame that we are an
> > > almost 100% digital society.  We need to become more analog.  There is a
> > > lot of productivity that can be gained with actual "face time".
> > >
> > > So what I propose is that once a month we have a Bay Area Apache
> > > Developers Group.  Specifically so that people who are active developers
> > > on Apache projects (and people who want to become active developers) can
> > > meet and discuss technical issues, plan project goals and general
> > > technology issues for Apache projects.
> > >
> > > I was thinking about how we should organize these:
> > >
> > > - BAADG should meet once a month for about 3 hours... maybe on a
> > > Wednesday or a Thursday.
> > >
> > > - A certain project could be chosen (Apache HTTPD, Jakarta, etc.) and a
> > > representative would speak shortly about its future direction and
> > > architecture decisions.  Then the floor could be opened to talk about
> > > general issues.
> > >
> > > - Then we could break up into functional units (Core Apache, XML Apache,
> > > Java Apache, etc.) and talk about things we are interested in and future
> > > project developments.
> > >
> > > Since Apache has a lot of corporate interest I am sure the larger
> > > companies like SUN, IBM, Netscape, Microsoft (serious), Yahoo, Excite,
> > > Cisco, etc. wouldn't mind hosting us.  Apache developers who work for
> > > these companies could use their leverage to get office space for a few
> > > hours.
> > >
> > > If everyone agrees ( and there are enough developers) I will take the
> > > initiative and plan the first BAADG meeting, finding a location, setting
> > > the time, etc.
> > >
> > > Thoughts?
> > >
> 
> -- 
> 
> Kevin A Burton
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Peace, Anil +<:-)



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