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From Gaurav Shukla <>
Subject Re: Ideas regarding System and network programming projects
Date Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:57:30 GMT
Hi Bertrand,

Thanks for the feedback.

I understand Apache is a big organization and all projects operate
independently and that's one of the reasons I chose to post here. I have
little to no experience in the projects related to networking because we
are asked to work on projects related to courses we take in the same

Keeping in mind my little exposure to this field and limited time I have to
decide on topic I chose to post it here. I tried to research some larger
projects on Apache but there existing code base is huge and will take much
longer to build anything functional in 3-4 months.

I particularly chose incubator mailing list as many podlings here are in
very early stages of development and are actively looking for contributors,
they already have a set roadmap (in most cases) and it's more likely that
we can come up with something functional in 3-4 months.

One important issue with faculties in my college is their requirement to
have something deployable and functional by the end of the semester. This
works in favor of both the podling as well as me and my group mates.
Podlings have highly committed contributors for these 3-4 months with some
of the contributors willing to continue even after this period.

I think I mentioned GSOC and that might have mislead you to believe that I
was pitching my ideas for GSOC but I am merely trying to get involved in
Apache community and in the process find out if I'll be a good fit for any
of the podlings or projects or even pitch in my own Idea for GSOC later
down the line, when the community is aware of my skills and I am aware of
the requirements of community (again a win-win)

I tried to check out the incubator website for podlings working in
networking field but It's hard to figure out from the short description
available on websites or in many cases just proposal page.

As far as my previous work is concerned I have done some projects in past
but they are not really related to the projects I am looking for however I
plan to present my work as and when some podling contacts me.

To sum it up, My previous email was more like an advertisement (and an
honest attempt to get involved in the community) to let the podlings know
that there are 4 people looking out for a certain kind of work. And this
reply is to elaborate my stand or rather my point of view.

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 2:34 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz <>

> Hi,
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 8:51 PM, Gaurav Shukla <> wrote:
> > ...Some of the ideas given by our
> > faculty are listed below, please refer to them and suggest accordingly...
> The Incubator is the wrong place for this - Apache projects operate in
> large part independently of each other, so you'll need to find out
> which projects might be interested in your ideas and try to convince
> them that they are useful.
> From my experience the best way to convince Apache communities of
> anything is to show them working code, even if it's just a rough proof
> of concept.
> -Bertrand
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Regards !
Gaurav Shukla

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