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From "Balaji, Ramanatha" <Ramanatha.Bal...@novistar.com>
Subject RE: Volunteers: First Cut
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2001 21:25:30 GMT
Please remove my email-id from this mailing list. Thanks.
Balaji

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Dirk-Willem van Gulik [SMTP:dirkx@covalent.net]
> Sent:	Monday, March 05, 2001 9:56 AM
> To:	general@xml.apache.org
> Subject:	Re: Volunteers: First Cut
> 
> 
> Thanks Arved,
> 
> 	Sorry if you feel shanghaied into this. I'll buy you a beer next
> time we see F2F to make up for it.
> 
> Dw
> 
> On Sun, 4 Mar 2001, Arved Sandstrom wrote:
> 
> > At 07:03 PM 3/3/01 -0800, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
> > >On Sat, 3 Mar 2001, Sam Ruby wrote:
> > >> P.S.  Arved nearly volunteered.  Can I nominate him?
> > >Arved - whadoyathink ?
> > 
> > After telling 2 fellow FOP committers that I wasn't planning to, I'll
> turn 
> > around and go for it anyway. Mainly because I can't deny a strong
> interest 
> > in Apache organization above the sub-project level; also, as some of you
> 
> > know, I've been blowing off at the mouth about stuff like that for
> months, 
> > and it's time to actually do something.
> > 
> > I thought about it for a bit - my primary concern was possible impacts
> on 
> > time that I have for FOP. It occurs to me though that with XML Apache
> stuff 
> > I can make good use of short time snippets, of which I have quite a few,
> and 
> > which are not very useful to me as a FOP coder anyway. I expect little
> to no 
> > impact on my FOP efforts, which are priority for me.
> > 
> > Without further ado:
> > 
> > 1.   Arved Sandstrom
> >      ==========================================================
> > 2.   FOP committer, ASF member
> > 3.   Supportive employer (e-plicity, Halifax, Nova Scotia); no
> conflicting 
> > affiliations. 
> > 4.   I am currently immersed in XML and Java, both here and at work. I'm
> 
> > very strongly oriented to problem-solving; my background is physics and 
> > scientific programming. So it's not so much XML that interests me, as
> the 
> > fact that I think it's a great data format, and I'm a data formats 
> > aficionado. I support the use of Java not because I love it (I don't)
> but 
> > because it is a fine GP open-source programming language. I started out
> with 
> > XML through XML::Parser porting work, back around the 2.16 version, both
> C 
> > and Perl.
> >      I'm interested in describing and documenting the 
> > product/project/software lifecycles that we have here, with a view to 
> > understanding what we do well, what we don't do so well, and helping get
> 
> > improvements in place. I'm a processes guy, and have both experience and
> 
> > formal background in software engineering as opposed to programming
> alone. I 
> > share the perspective that sees us solving various problems - 
> > infrastructure, web publishing, print publishing, etc - and would like
> to 
> > explore how we can orient our process focus and user experience
> (buzzword 
> > alert!) towards our solutions to problem categories.
> >      I'm highly cognizant that we also have open-source goals and
> open-source 
> > conditions that do not apply to business - continuous user input and 
> > promotion of our community are just a few of those. I think those are
> our 
> > strengths, and I think it would be really neat to capture and formalize
> (to 
> > some degree) what it is that we do (and can do) under these conditions.
> So I 
> > see part of XML Apache (projects and PMC) innovation as being innovation
> in
> > process.
> >      As others have stated about themselves, I'm not afraid to roll up
> the 
> > sleeves. I like testing (yeah, there are a few of us weirdos),
> documentation 
> > (getting worse...), and I have been known to code Webbish stuff.
> > 
> > Fairly Senior Software Type
> > e-plicity (http://www.e-plicity.com)
> > Wireless * B2B * J2EE * XML --- Halifax, Nova Scotia
> > 
> > 
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