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Subject svn commit: r1104296 - /comdev/site/trunk/content/index.mdtext
Date Tue, 17 May 2011 14:48:05 GMT
Author: rgardler
Date: Tue May 17 14:48:04 2011
New Revision: 1104296

CMS commit to community by rgardler


Modified: comdev/site/trunk/content/index.mdtext
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+++ comdev/site/trunk/content/index.mdtext Tue May 17 14:48:04 2011
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 Title: Index
-Welcome to the Community Development project site. Our aim here is to *help
+Welcome to the Community Development project site. 
+Our aim here is to *help
 newcomers* to The Apache Software Foundation take their first steps on
-their way to being a *part of our community*. We do not focus on any
+their way to being a *part of our community*. 
+We also aim to provide signposts into The Apache Software Foundation which is a large and
sometimes confusing place.
+We do not focus on any
 specific projects here, we focus on the common structures and processes you
 will find in the majority of ASF projects. Our goal is to help you
 *understand how the ASF works* and give you the confidence to participate
 more directly.
-<a name="Index-Seekingassistance"></a>
-# Seeking assistance
+<a name="Index-Startingpoints"></a>
+## Newcomers
-The first rule of engaging with an open source project, not just those here
-in the ASF, is to _research first, ask questions second_. Therefore, please
-review the materials we have on this site (which admittedly are thin on the
-ground at this early stage). If you don't find what you need then ask for
-assistance on our mailing list at 
-[]( (first
-subscribe by sending a mail to 
-If you need to contact the ASF for to address an official matter you'll
-find a list of useful addresses in our [Contact Points](contactpoints.html)
- page.
+If you are completely new to open source you should start in our [newcomers section][1].
-<a name="Index-Startingpoints"></a>
-## Starting points
+## Contributors
-This project is at a very early stage, other than the mailing list
-mentioned above we don't have many starting points for you, but here's a
-list of what we are creating - please have a look at what there is and feel
-free to ask questions so we know what parts to flesh out first.
-* [Google Summer of Code](gsoc.html)
-* [Mentoring Programme](mentoringprogramme.html)
-* [Mentoring in formal education](mentorprogrammeformaleducation.html)
-* [Local Mentors Programme](localmentors.html)
-* [Being a Mentor](guide-to-being-a-mentor.html)
-* [Newbie FAQ](newbiefaq.html)
-<a name="Index-FirstContributions"></a>
-# First Contributions
-The second rule of engaging with open source projects, especially those in
-the ASF, is that *the more you give the more you get*. Most people assume
-that newcomers are unable to contribute, however, you will be surprised at
-how much you can help. Since we aim to be a place for newcomers to learn
-about the ASF as a whole and you are (probably) a newcomer *any feedback
-you can give or unanswered questions you can ask* will help us improve what
-we offer to those who come afterwards. 
-Feedback can be provided via the mailing list
-[]( (subscribe 
-first with an email to
-<a name="Index-Assistingwithprojectmanagement"></a>
-# Assisting with project management
-There are many visible contributions of value in an Apache projects
-(documentation, testing, coding user support, design etc.), but there are
-also plenty of "back office" tasks that are necessary to maintain a healthy
-project. This section describes some of the activities that you can help
-with. In most cases you will need to be a committer to carry out these
-activities, although non-committers can often act in supporting roles.
+If you know a little about open source and want to understand how the ASF works our [contributors
section][2] is for you.
- * [Board Reports](boardreport.html)
- * [New Committer Handling](newcommitter.html)
+## Committers
-<a name="Index-ManagingtheCommunityDevelopmentproject"></a>
-# Managing the Community Development project
+Apache Committers will find our [committers section][3] useful.
+## Event organisers and speakers
+External event organisers looking for speakers or speakers looking for materials will fined
our [speakers section][4] useful.
-This sections simply links to documents important to the Apache Community
-Development project.
+<a name="Index-ManagingtheCommunityDevelopmentproject"></a>
+#### Managing the Community Development project
  * [Original board resolution](comdevboardresolution.html)
  creating the ComDev project
  * [Board Reports](comdevboardreports.html)
+  [1]: /newcomers/index.html
+  [2]: /contributors/index.html
+  [3]: /committers/index.html
+  [4]: /speakers/index.html
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