Paulo Motta | 10 Feb 23:01 2016
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ASF GSoC mentor eligibility

Hello,

I'm a community member and active contributor of an Apache project and I'd
like to volunteer to be a GSoC mentor this year. However, I'm not currently
an ASF committer or member.

I'd like to clarify if GSoC mentoring is strictly restricted to ASF
committers or can non-committers also volunteer to be mentors or co-mentors?

ps: I'm sending to this list as I didn't find a clear answer on
https://community.apache.org/guide-to-being-a-mentor.html.

Thanks,

Paulo
Melissa Warnkin | 10 Feb 16:00 2016

ApacheCon CFP closes in just TWO DAYS!!!

Don't delay any longer....the CFP closes in two days!!
The CFP for ApacheCon Big Data is here:
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america
The CFP for ApacheCon Core is here:
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america

If you want to run an abstract by someone for content, grammar, or anything else, please feel free to ask on
dev@... where someone will be delighted to help.

If you want to discuss any aspect of the conference, there's usually someone on #apachecon on the Freenode
IRC network who can answer your questions.

I look forward to seeing all of you in Vancouver!
Have a great day!
~Melissa on behalf of the ApacheCon Team
Atul Sharma | 9 Feb 21:18 2016
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Introduction to Organization

Hi
I am Atul pursuing Computer Engineering. I am new to the community and
interested to contribute.
I have good skills in Java. I've already gone through the get involved
pages but little overwhelmed
and confused about what to begin with. It will be very helpful to me
if I get guided to a easy bug in
accordance to my skills for a start.
Any help will be much appreciated

Thanks and Regards
Atul

sajjad sheikh | 9 Feb 10:31 2016

openoffice writer guide

Hi,

     Hope you guys are doing well. i just have a query about the "column" section of your writer guide in which it is
written that if " the text is distributed equally the writer fills first line of each column followed by
second line of each column and so on". How is it possible that when we are reading any column the column text
flows from first column followed by second column and so on but the writer while distributing text evenly
fills first lines of each column followed by second lines of each column and the text will flow across
columns?How does writer prevent that?

Yours sincerely.
Marguerite Arnold | 9 Feb 19:15 2016
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Confirm me


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maria calvo | 9 Feb 17:08 2016
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Great

Please. Mistáke. One mail only on esayita.
Jim Jagielski | 9 Feb 15:41 2016

Swag for Great Wide Open conference

I'll be attending, and speaking, at the GWO 2016 conf[1] in March.

I'd like to give away some ASF swag during my 3 talks... Sound
like a good idea?

1. http://greatwideopen.org

Dave Koelmeyer | 9 Feb 09:34 2016
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Publicity assistance for JSPWiki

Hi,

I've been chatting to JSPWiki devs about helping out with some publicity
aspects, namely, establishing some properly manned social networks
channels for JSPWiki. One of the devs suggested I simply just get
started, which I am happy to do. Ideally I would like to establish a
Twitter and Facebook presence for JSPWiki – which naturally involves
Apache-owned branding and practically being an "official" presence for
JSPWiki.

I thought I would check first if this is okay to proceed with, or do I
need sign-off from Apache in any way?

The relevant thread is at:

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/jspwiki-user/201602.mbox/browser

For information I currently contribute to Mozilla Thunderbird's
publicity aspects on both their current Facebook and Twitter channels,
amongst other things.

Thanks,
Dave

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Dave Koelmeyer
http://blog.davekoelmeyer.co.nz
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Daniel Gruno | 7 Feb 17:01 2016
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Help Wanted! (it's a title, not a request!)

Hi ComDev folks! Ramblings incoming :)

As an aside to the 'Guiding volunteers' thread, I was talking with Rich
(Bowen) while he was at DevConf this weekend, and we got to thinking
whether it was possible to make a tiny tool that would solve one
specific issue we often come across when someone says "I know X, Y and Z
- What can I do to help Apache?".

Traditionally, we've said "subscribe to our mailing list (which one?!)"
or "Go look at JIRA/BugZilla", which in itself is fine, but off-putting
to many people as we don't actively use neither MLs or bug trackers to
advertise what we want done, and what tech/person skills would be
helpful where (we're terrible!). Furthermore, it is our
opinion/assessment that bug trackers are not that great from a "skills
-> tasks" perspective. While great for bugs and larger tasks for an
existing audience, they don't provide the right overview or search
features that one could want, and keeping some sort of uniform setup for
these tasks across the ASF is going to be a LOT of work.

...If only we had somewhere someone could just go and say "I'm great at
marketing and documentation, what tasks are there that I can do?" and
then get 10 different requests across 6 projects, some that you could
start on right away and some that require more intimate knowledge with
the project.

...Or the experienced C/Python programmer that wants to know which tasks
at Apache they could hack on as a good introduction to that project,
while at the same time helping the project accomplish something new.

...Oh, and wouldn't it be nifty if we could have a widget we could place
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Melissa Warnkin | 5 Feb 18:25 2016

Time is running out....CFP submission deadline is Feb 12th

 Want to go to the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC? 
....enjoy the evening receptions with the delicious (free) food and great (free) drinks? ....did I
mention FREE food and drinks??!!
.....mingle with your peers and engage in some awesome geek talk? 
Then get your talk proposal in now because the deadline of February 12th is quickly approaching!! 

The CFP for ApacheCon Big Data is here:
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america
The CFP for ApacheCon Core is here:
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america

If you want to run an abstract by someone for content, grammar, or anything else, please feel free to ask on
dev@... where someone will be delighted to help.

If you want to discuss any aspect of the conference, there's usually someone on #apachecon on the Freenode
IRC network who can answer your questions.

I look forward to seeing all of you in Vancouver!
Have a great day!
~Melissaon behalf of the ApacheCon Team
Alex Harui | 5 Feb 18:23 2016
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[ApacheCon NA] Client Track

Hi,

What is the appropriate list for discussing possible tracks for ApacheCon?

Some Apache projects, like Flex and Cordova, are more oriented to clients,
applications and front-ends than server-side, backend code.  For this
year's ApacheCon in Vancouver, Flex and Cordova want to propose a track
for client-oriented talks.  Are other projects interested?  If so, please
propose a talk for
the client track and let us know to look for it.

Thanks,
-Alex
Apache Flex





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