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Subject svn commit: r1679252 - /comdev/site/trunk/content/newbiefaq.mdtext
Date Wed, 13 May 2015 17:55:24 GMT
Author: curcuru
Date: Wed May 13 17:55:23 2015
New Revision: 1679252

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1679252
Log:
Add FAQ about speakers; add several useful links

Modified:
    comdev/site/trunk/content/newbiefaq.mdtext

Modified: comdev/site/trunk/content/newbiefaq.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/comdev/site/trunk/content/newbiefaq.mdtext?rev=1679252&r1=1679251&r2=1679252&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- comdev/site/trunk/content/newbiefaq.mdtext (original)
+++ comdev/site/trunk/content/newbiefaq.mdtext Wed May 13 17:55:23 2015
@@ -1,13 +1,13 @@
 Title: NewbieFAQ
 
 This set of Frequently Asked Questions are intended to help newcomers to
-The Apache Software Foundation understand how we work.
+The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) understand how we work.
 
 *Index of Questions*
 
   - [About The Apache Software Foundation](#NewbieFAQ-AboutTheApacheSoftwareFoundation)
-      - [What projects can I find in The Apache Software Foundation?](#NewbieFAQ-WhatprojectscanIfindinTheApacheSoftwareFoundation?)
-      - [How are projects managed in The Apache Software Foundation](#NewbieFAQ-HowareprojectsmanagedinTheApacheSoftwareFoundation)
+      - [How do I find projects at the ASF?](#NewbieFAQ-WhatprojectscanIfindinTheApacheSoftwareFoundation?)
+      - [How are projects managed at the ASF?](#NewbieFAQ-HowareprojectsmanagedinTheApacheSoftwareFoundation)
       - [How do I learn about the way Apache Projects Work?](#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIlearnaboutthewayApacheProjectsWork?)
       - [How do I ask a question about the ASF in general?](#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIaskaquestionabouttheASFingeneral?)
       - [How do I get user support for an ASF project?](#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIgetusersupportforanASFproject?)
@@ -15,10 +15,11 @@ The Apache Software Foundation understan
       - [How do I choose an Apache project to work on?](#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIchooseanApacheprojecttoworkon?)
       - [How do I get involved with an Apache project?](#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIgetinvolvedwithanApacheproject?)
       - [Is there a Code of Conduct for Apache projects?](#NewbieFAQ-IsthereaCodeofConductforApacheprojects?)
-      - [How can I suggest an update to this community.apache.org website?](#comdevcms)
   - [About the Apache Mentoring Programme](#NewbieFAQ-AbouttheApacheMentoringProgramme)
       - [What is the Apache Mentoring Programme](#NewbieFAQ-WhatistheApacheMentoringProgramme)
       - [How do I Apply to the Mentor Programme?](#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIApplytotheMentorProgramme?)
+  - [Finding Apache Speakers](#NewbieFAQ-AboutSpeakers)
+  
 
 We are always looking for suggestions of better ways to help newcomers to the ASF find 
 the information they're looking for.  Please ask any new questions or give us suggestions
on
@@ -32,10 +33,10 @@ the information they're looking for.  Pl
 <a name="NewbieFAQ-WhatprojectscanIfindinTheApacheSoftwareFoundation?"></a>
 ## What projects can I find in The Apache Software Foundation?
 
-There are over 140 separate projects hosted at The Apache Software Foundation. We have
+There are over 200 separate projects and communities hosted at The Apache Software Foundation.
We have
 four classes, or types, of project (in terms of their community; not in terms of technology):
 
-   * [Top Level Projects](http://www.apache.org): (TLP) these are projects with healthy communities
and active development; we have an [alternate listing by technologies](http://projects.apache.org/)
as well
+   * [Top Level Projects](http://www.apache.org): (TLP) these are projects with healthy communities
and active development; and a supported [listing by technologies](http://projects.apache.org/)
and [experimental listing of projects](https://projects-new.apache.org/) as well
    * [Incubating Projects](http://incubator.apache.org): these are projects that have still
to build a sustainable community, but
 have active development and are moving towards graduating to become 
    * [Labs](http://labs.apache.org): these are experiments being carried out by existing
committers
@@ -64,10 +65,10 @@ process, they do not (in most cases) giv
 project.
 
 In summary, Apache Projects work because people like you participate
-constructively within them. 
+constructively within them!
 
-To learn more about "The Apache Way" see the foundations [How It Works](http://apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html)
- pages.
+To learn more about "The Apache Way" in general see the [How It Works](http://apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html)
+ pages.  We also have [detailed overviews of how the ASF and projects are governed](https://www.apache.org/foundation/governance/).
 
 <a name="NewbieFAQ-HowdoIlearnaboutthewayApacheProjectsWork?"></a>
 ## How do I learn about the way Apache Projects Work?
@@ -95,16 +96,20 @@ careful not to waste people's time, so d
 people can see that you have tried to solve your problem they are more
 likely to help. So, before asking a question do the following:
 
-* search the project documentation
-* search the project user lists
-* search the issue tracker for any related known issues
+* search that project's documentation
+* search that [project's user@ mailing list archives](https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/)
+* search that issue tracker for any related known issues
 * search the web in general
 
-If you don't find a solution send a concise, but detailed, request for
-support to the appropriate user mailing list (you will usually need to
+If you don't find a solution, then send a concise, but detailed, request for
+support to the appropriate user@ mailing list (you will usually need to
 subscribe first). Indicate that you have read the appropriate documentation
 and explain what you have tried, what you expect to happen and what
-actually happens.
+actually happens.  All Apache projects should have a "Mailing List", 
+"How to Contribute" or  
+similar link on their homepage that tells you how to subscribe 
+to that project's specific lists. Mailing lists at Apache are also 
+[publicly archived][1] at the ASF and [archived elsewhere][2].
 
 Be patient waiting for a response: give it at least three working days
 before you send a second message. People are busy, they will deal with your
@@ -121,12 +126,9 @@ start to build merit in the community th
 the future.
 
 A second way of contributing is to provide user support to others as your
-expertise grows. Again, earning merit in this way will help ensure you get
+expertise grows. Again, earning merit in this way will help you to get
 the support you need in the future.
 
-If you are visible within the community, the community will likely reach out
-for you whenever you need too.
-
 
 <a name="NewbieFAQ-GettingInvolvedwithApacheprojects"></a>
 # Getting Involved with Apache projects
@@ -165,7 +167,7 @@ testing (to pick just a few skills we ne
 and be willing to research the rest.
 
 To learn more about getting involved with an Apache Project see our [getting
-started guide][1]. You will also find our [get involved](http://apache.org/foundation/getinvolved.html)
+started guide][3]. You will also find our [get involved](http://apache.org/foundation/getinvolved.html)
  page a useful starting point.
 
 <a name="NewbieFAQ-IsthereaCodeofConductforApacheprojects?"></a>
@@ -174,12 +176,12 @@ started guide][1]. You will also find ou
 Yes there is a code of conduct which may be found at 
 [http://www.apache.org/foundation/policies/conduct.html](http://www.apache.org/foundation/policies/conduct.html)
 
-PMCs are allowed to define their own code of conduct for their individual communities
-but it is expected they also abide by the Foundation wide policy
+PMCs are allowed to define their own additional code of conduct for their individual communities
+but all PMCs are expected to abide by the Foundation wide policy.
 
 The [Incubator document](http://incubator.apache.org/guides/committer.html) also 
 has some really useful for both the newbie and the
-old hands (we all fall into bad habits occasionally). The section on ASF
+old hands. The section on ASF
 Mottos is especially useful as a reminder of the way things are in most ASF
 projects. This section includes such gems as:
 
@@ -188,16 +190,6 @@ projects. This section includes such gem
 * If it didn't happen on a mailing list, it didn't happen. 
 * Don't feed the trolls. 
 
-<a name="comdevcms"></a>
-# How can I suggest an update to this community.apache.org website?
-
-This website is managed by the ASF CMS, which allows both Apache committers 
-as well as anyone to submit patches to update this website itself.  The ASF CMS 
-both controls the source underlying the website, as well as managing patches 
-and changes to the site.
-
-The best way to start is with the [CMS user guide][2].
-
 <a name="NewbieFAQ-AbouttheApacheMentoringProgramme"></a>
 ## About the Apache Mentoring Programme
 
@@ -226,6 +218,15 @@ gives us enough background information t
 chosen project community and for you to work with prospective mentors in
 defining your mentored activity.
 
+<a name="NewbieFAQ-AboutSpeakers"></a>
+## How can I find speakers willing to help us understand Apache?
+
+The best way to start getting involved is joining the 
+[dev@community.apache.org](##NewbieFAQ-HowdoIaskaquestionabouttheASFingeneral?)
+mailing list.  We also have a [listing of volunteer speakers](https://community.apache.org/speakers/)

+who might be willing to share slides or talks about the ASF.
+
 
-  [1]: /gettingStarted/101.html
-  [2]: https://www.apache.org/dev/cmsref.html
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+  [1]: https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/
+  [2]: http://apache.markmail.org/
+  [3]: /gettingStarted/101.html
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