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Subject svn commit: r951179 - in /websites/staging/community/trunk/content: ./ newbiefaq.html
Date Wed, 13 May 2015 17:55:28 GMT
Author: buildbot
Date: Wed May 13 17:55:28 2015
New Revision: 951179

Log:
Staging update by buildbot for community

Modified:
    websites/staging/community/trunk/content/   (props changed)
    websites/staging/community/trunk/content/newbiefaq.html

Propchange: websites/staging/community/trunk/content/
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Modified: websites/staging/community/trunk/content/newbiefaq.html
==============================================================================
--- websites/staging/community/trunk/content/newbiefaq.html (original)
+++ websites/staging/community/trunk/content/newbiefaq.html Wed May 13 17:55:28 2015
@@ -154,12 +154,12 @@
 </ul>
    <hr>
     <p>This set of Frequently Asked Questions are intended to help newcomers to
-The Apache Software Foundation understand how we work.</p>
+The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) understand how we work.</p>
 <p><em>Index of Questions</em></p>
 <ul>
 <li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-AboutTheApacheSoftwareFoundation">About The Apache Software
Foundation</a><ul>
-<li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-WhatprojectscanIfindinTheApacheSoftwareFoundation?">What
projects can I find in The Apache Software Foundation?</a></li>
-<li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-HowareprojectsmanagedinTheApacheSoftwareFoundation">How
are projects managed in The Apache Software Foundation</a></li>
+<li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-WhatprojectscanIfindinTheApacheSoftwareFoundation?">How
do I find projects at the ASF?</a></li>
+<li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-HowareprojectsmanagedinTheApacheSoftwareFoundation">How
are projects managed at the ASF?</a></li>
 <li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIlearnaboutthewayApacheProjectsWork?">How do I learn
about the way Apache Projects Work?</a></li>
 <li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIaskaquestionabouttheASFingeneral?">How do I ask
a question about the ASF in general?</a></li>
 <li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIgetusersupportforanASFproject?">How do I get user
support for an ASF project?</a></li>
@@ -169,7 +169,6 @@ The Apache Software Foundation understan
 <li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIchooseanApacheprojecttoworkon?">How do I choose
an Apache project to work on?</a></li>
 <li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIgetinvolvedwithanApacheproject?">How do I get involved
with an Apache project?</a></li>
 <li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-IsthereaCodeofConductforApacheprojects?">Is there a Code
of Conduct for Apache projects?</a></li>
-<li><a href="#comdevcms">How can I suggest an update to this community.apache.org
website?</a></li>
 </ul>
 </li>
 <li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-AbouttheApacheMentoringProgramme">About the Apache Mentoring
Programme</a><ul>
@@ -177,6 +176,7 @@ The Apache Software Foundation understan
 <li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-HowdoIApplytotheMentorProgramme?">How do I Apply to the
Mentor Programme?</a></li>
 </ul>
 </li>
+<li><a href="#NewbieFAQ-AboutSpeakers">Finding Apache Speakers</a></li>
 </ul>
 <p>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
@@ -186,10 +186,10 @@ the information they're looking for.  Pl
 <h1 id="about-the-apache-software-foundation">About The Apache Software Foundation</h1>
 <p><a name="NewbieFAQ-WhatprojectscanIfindinTheApacheSoftwareFoundation?"></a></p>
 <h2 id="what-projects-can-i-find-in-the-apache-software-foundation">What projects can
I find in The Apache Software Foundation?</h2>
-<p>There are over 140 separate projects hosted at The Apache Software Foundation. We
have
+<p>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):</p>
 <ul>
-<li><a href="http://www.apache.org">Top Level Projects</a>: (TLP) these
are projects with healthy communities and active development; we have an <a href="http://projects.apache.org/">alternate
listing by technologies</a> as well</li>
+<li><a href="http://www.apache.org">Top Level Projects</a>: (TLP) these
are projects with healthy communities and active development; and a supported <a href="http://projects.apache.org/">listing
by technologies</a> and <a href="https://projects-new.apache.org/">experimental
listing of projects</a> as well</li>
 <li><a href="http://incubator.apache.org">Incubating Projects</a>: these
are projects that have still to build a sustainable community, but
 have active development and are moving towards graduating to become </li>
 <li><a href="http://labs.apache.org">Labs</a>: these are experiments being
carried out by existing committers</li>
@@ -215,9 +215,9 @@ and program code. However, these privile
 process, they do not (in most cases) give additional powers over the
 project.</p>
 <p>In summary, Apache Projects work because people like you participate
-constructively within them. </p>
-<p>To learn more about "The Apache Way" see the foundations <a href="http://apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html">How
It Works</a>
- pages.</p>
+constructively within them!</p>
+<p>To learn more about "The Apache Way" in general see the <a href="http://apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html">How
It Works</a>
+ pages.  We also have <a href="https://www.apache.org/foundation/governance/">detailed
overviews of how the ASF and projects are governed</a>.</p>
 <p><a name="NewbieFAQ-HowdoIlearnaboutthewayApacheProjectsWork?"></a></p>
 <h2 id="how-do-i-learn-about-the-way-apache-projects-work">How do I learn about the
way Apache Projects Work?</h2>
 <p>You should consider applying to the <a href="mentoringprogramme.html">Apache
Mentor Programme</a>
@@ -239,16 +239,20 @@ 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:</p>
 <ul>
-<li>search the project documentation</li>
-<li>search the project user lists</li>
-<li>search the issue tracker for any related known issues</li>
+<li>search that project's documentation</li>
+<li>search that <a href="https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/">project's
user@ mailing list archives</a></li>
+<li>search that issue tracker for any related known issues</li>
 <li>search the web in general</li>
 </ul>
-<p>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
+<p>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.</p>
+actually happens.  All Apache projects should have a "Mailing List", 
+"How to Contribute" or<br />
+similar link on their homepage that tells you how to subscribe 
+to that project's specific lists. Mailing lists at Apache are also 
+<a href="https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/">publicly archived</a> at
the ASF and <a href="http://apache.markmail.org/">archived elsewhere</a>.</p>
 <p>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
 request when they can. If you need urgent help it is best not to rely on
@@ -262,10 +266,8 @@ who follow in your footsteps get an answ
 start to build merit in the community that will result in further help in
 the future.</p>
 <p>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.</p>
-<p>If you are visible within the community, the community will likely reach out
-for you whenever you need too.</p>
 <p><a name="NewbieFAQ-GettingInvolvedwithApacheprojects"></a></p>
 <h1 id="getting-involved-with-apache-projects">Getting Involved with Apache projects</h1>
 <p><a name="NewbieFAQ-HowdoIchooseanApacheprojecttoworkon?"></a></p>
@@ -302,11 +304,11 @@ started guide</a>. You will also find ou
 <h2 id="is-there-a-code-of-conduct-for-apache-projects">Is there a Code of Conduct
for Apache projects?</h2>
 <p>Yes there is a code of conduct which may be found at 
 <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/policies/conduct.html">http://www.apache.org/foundation/policies/conduct.html</a></p>
-<p>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</p>
+<p>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.</p>
 <p>The <a href="http://incubator.apache.org/guides/committer.html">Incubator
document</a> 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:</p>
 <ul>
@@ -315,13 +317,6 @@ projects. This section includes such gem
 <li>If it didn't happen on a mailing list, it didn't happen. </li>
 <li>Don't feed the trolls. </li>
 </ul>
-<p><a name="comdevcms"></a></p>
-<h1 id="how-can-i-suggest-an-update-to-this-communityapacheorg-website">How can I suggest
an update to this community.apache.org website?</h1>
-<p>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.</p>
-<p>The best way to start is with the <a href="https://www.apache.org/dev/cmsref.html">CMS
user guide</a>.</p>
 <p><a name="NewbieFAQ-AbouttheApacheMentoringProgramme"></a></p>
 <h2 id="about-the-apache-mentoring-programme">About the Apache Mentoring Programme</h2>
 <p><a name="NewbieFAQ-WhatistheApacheMentoringProgramme"></a></p>
@@ -343,6 +338,12 @@ need to complete an <a href="mentorprogr
 gives us enough background information to enable us to approach your
 chosen project community and for you to work with prospective mentors in
 defining your mentored activity.</p>
+<p><a name="NewbieFAQ-AboutSpeakers"></a></p>
+<h2 id="how-can-i-find-speakers-willing-to-help-us-understand-apache">How can I find
speakers willing to help us understand Apache?</h2>
+<p>The best way to start getting involved is joining the 
+<a href="##NewbieFAQ-HowdoIaskaquestionabouttheASFingeneral?">dev@community.apache.org</a>
+mailing list.  We also have a <a href="https://community.apache.org/speakers/">listing
of volunteer speakers</a> 
+who might be willing to share slides or talks about the ASF.</p>
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