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<h2>Apache Community Development!</h2>

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<p>Mission: The Community Development project creates and provides tools,
processes, and advice, to help open source software projects improve their own
Mission: The Community Development project creates and provides tools,
processes, and advice to help open-source software projects improve their own
community health. We are, of course, primarily focused on Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
projects. However, because we believe that the Apache Way is, in fact, the
best way to manage a software project, we strive also to make these
artifacts releasable to the open source community as a whole. </p>
artifacts releasable to the open source community as a whole.

<p>We do not focus on
We do not focus on
specific projects here, but rather on the common processes and policies
called The Apache Way found in most Apache projects. Our goal is to help you
<em>understand how the ASF works</em> and give you the confidence to participate
in the specific Apache projects that interest you.</p>
in the specific Apache projects that interest you.

<p>Happy Birthday ASF! Join us in <a href="https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary">celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ASF's founding</a>.</p>
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<h4>Newcomers to Apache</h4>
<p>If you are new to open source, our <a href="newcomers/index.html"><b>newcomers section</b></a> explains basic concepts, first steps to get started, and places to ask for help.</p>
<p>To get our software, see our <a href="https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category">categorized listing of all Apache projects</a>, which are <a href="http://www.apache.org/free/"><b>always free</b> to download and use</a>.</p>
<p>If you are new to open source, our <a href="newcomers/index.html"><b>newcomers section</b></a> explains basic concepts, first steps to get started, and where to ask for help.</p>
<p>To get our software, see our <a href="https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category" target="_blank">categorized listing of all Apache projects</a>, which are <a href="http://www.apache.org/free/"><b>always free</b> to download and use</a>.</p>
<p>The ASF is a large organization made up of many separate projects: each community may have different ways of working, while still following the basic Apache Way process.</p>
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<h4>Event Organizers and Speakers</h4>
<p>We have a <a href="speakers/index.html">list of speaker resources</a> for conference organizers and speakers, including some useful Apache slides.</p>
<p>Producers should read our <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/events">Event Branding Policy</a> for ticketed events, and we have some <a href="events/small-events.html">tips for organizing small, community events</a> about Apache projects.</p>
<p>The <a href="https://events.apache.org/event/calendar.html">master event calendar</a> contains an aggregation of many different Apache-related events, including ApacheCon, BarCamps, and more.</p>
<p>Producers should read our <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/events">Event Branding Policy</a> for ticketed events, and we have some <a href="events/small-events.html">tips for organizing small community events</a> about Apache projects.</p>
<p>The <a href="https://events.apache.org/event/calendar.html">master event calendar</a> contains an aggregation of many different Apache-related events, including ApacheCon and BarCamps.</p>
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<h4>The Foundation</h4>
<p>The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/">US 501(c)3 non-profit public charity</a>. The Foundation is <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/governance/">governed by a Board of Directors</a>, elected by our Membership, and we publish our <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html">monthly board meeting minutes</a>.</p>
<p>Our mission is to create software for the public good that we <a href="http://www.apache.org/free/">give away for free</a>. You can read how <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/governance/">ASF and Apache projects are governed</a>; we <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html">welcome your support to Apache in other ways</a>.</p>
<p>The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/">US 501(c)3 non-profit public charity</a>. The Foundation is <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/governance/">governed by a Board of Directors</a>, elected by our Membership, and we publish our <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html">monthly board meeting minutes</a>.</p>
<p>Our mission is to create software for the public good that we <a href="http://www.apache.org/free/">give away for free</a>. You can read how <a href="https://www.apache.org/foundation/governance/" target="_blank">ASF and Apache projects are governed</a>. We <a href="https://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html" target="_blank">welcome your support to Apache in other ways</a>.</p>
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<h4>Open Source Contributors</h4>
<p>If you know a little about open source and want to understand how the ASF works our <a href="contributors/index.html">contributors section</a> is for you.</p>
<p>If you know a little about open source and want to understand how the ASF works, our <a href="contributors/index.html">contributors' section</a> is for you.</p>
<p>We also have a collection of <a href="links.html">links</a> to relevant information.</p>
<p>Apache Committers should read our <a href="committers/index.html">committers section</a> and see the <a href="http://www.apache.org/dev/">Developer Information site</a>.</p>
<p>Apache Committers should read our <a href="committers/index.html">committers' section</a> and see the <a href="http://www.apache.org/dev/">Developer Information site</a>.</p>
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<h4>Pilot Mentoring Programme with India ICFOSS</h4>
<p>The Apache Software Foundation is now participating in a pilot project with India ICFOSS to provide mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students that have interest in learning how to participate in open source communities at ASF.
<p>The Apache Software Foundation participates in a pilot project with India ICFOSS to provide mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students who have interest in learning how to participate in open source communities at ASF.
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More information available at the <a href="mentoringprogramme-icfoss-pilot.html">Pilot Mentoring Programme</a> page.</p>
More information is available at the <a href="mentoringprogramme-icfoss-pilot.html">Pilot Mentoring Programme</a> page.</p>
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<h4>How Apache works</h4>
<p>Our <a href="apache-way/apache-project-maturity-model.html">Apache Project Maturity Model</a> defines a structure for evaluating our projects (communities & technology), that can serve as an example for other communities as well.</p>
<p>Interested in learning how the ASF works as a Foundation? Our <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html">how Apache works guide</a>
talks about the difference between ASF Members and project committers, who decides things (voting), how elections take place, how our infrastructure is setup, what is the board, what is a PMC, what's the philosophy behind the incubator.</p>
<p>Our <a href="apache-way/apache-project-maturity-model.html">Apache Project Maturity Model</a> defines a structure for evaluating our projects (communities & technology) that can serve as an example for other communities.</p>
<p>Interested in learning how the ASF works as a Foundation? Our <a href="https://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html" target="_blank"> how Apache works guide</a> talks about the difference between ASF Members and project committers, who decides things (voting), how elections take place, how our infrastructure is set up, what is the board, what is a PMC, and what's the philosophy behind the incubator.</p>
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<h4>How To Ask Questions</h4>
<p>All Apache projects use <a href="https://lists.apache.org/">publicly archived mailing lists</a> that anyone may subscribe
to and/or ask questions related to that Apache project. Most projects have a
dev@project.apache.org mailing list for technical discussions about the code, and a
user@ or users@ mailing list for questions about the product or features.
<p>All Apache projects use <a href="https://lists.apache.org/">publicly-archived mailing lists</a> that anyone may subscribe
to. There you can ask questions related to that Apache project and gain a sense of its current activities and focus. Most projects have a
`dev@project.apache.org` mailing list for technical discussions about the code, and a
`user@` or `users@` mailing list for questions about the product or features.
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We have a <a href="/contributors/etiquette">Code of Conduct and Etiquette guidelines</a> to help you write good emails.
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<h4>Google Summer of Code program (GSoC)</h4>
<p>The Community Development project also manages the <a href="gsoc.html">ASF's participation in the Google Summer of Code program</a>. Each year, since 2005, we've taken on between 30 and 45 students. Many of these have gone on to be long term committers and even members of the foundation.
<p>The Community Development project also manages the <a href="gsoc.html">ASF's participation in the Google Summer of Code program</a>. Each year since 2005, we've taken on between 30 and 45 students. Many of these have gone on to become long-term committers to projects and even Members of the Foundation.
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Read about a few of our <a href="mentoring/experiences.html">GSoC successes</a>. </p>
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<h4>FAQ & Code of Conduct</h4>
<p>Please be nice! The ASF has a <a href="https://www.apache.org/foundation/policies/conduct">Code of Conduct</a> that we expect participants in our mailing lists and projects to abide by.</p>
<p>If you still haven't found what you are looking for, try our <a href="newbiefaq.html">FAQ</a>, send us an e-mail at dev@community.apache.org, or read the <a href="https://lists.apache.org/list.html?dev@community.apache.org:lte=3M:">Community mail archives</a>.</p>
<p>Please be nice! The ASF has a <a href="https://www.apache.org/foundation/policies/conduct">Code of Conduct</a> that we expect participants in our mailing lists and projects to abide by.</p>
<p>If you still haven't found what you are looking for, try our <a href="newbiefaq.html">FAQ</a>, send us an e-mail at `dev@community.apache.org`, or read the <a href="https://lists.apache.org/list.html?dev@community.apache.org:lte=3M:" target="_blank">Community mail archives</a>.</p>
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