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Re: OutreachProgramForWomen

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 20:47:35 +0100

On Mon, Dec 03, 2012 at 09:07:14PM +0300, Judy Okite wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have bumped into this information, rather late and unfortunately cannot
> be able to send in an application, however I would request, if it is
> possible to be granted an opportunity to still work on this on a voluntary
> basis, both as a learning and experience platform.
> I have not worked on any projects, however i have used apache as a
> webserver, when I was an assistant network admin. Lately, I have not had a
> hands on work and afraid that am loosing my hands on expertise. :-)
> I await your positive response.

Hi Judy!

sure, you can contribute to Subversion on a voluntary basis.

In fact that's how many (if not most) contributions are made. Several
developers are working on Subversion in their spare time, or perhaps as
part of work they do which is somewhat related to their day job. But most
of us contribute because we enjoy doing so, and it doesn't really matter
whether the motivation behind your contributions involves money or not.
It's the contribution itself that counts.

The deadline for OPW applications is today, so perhaps you could even
get an application filed on time still.

In any case, you can start by reading Subversion's community guide
at http://subversion.apache.org/docs/community-guide/ to learn how
we work together as a community. Then, you should try to find something
interesting which you'd like to work on. Our OPW page at
http://subversion.apache.org/opw.html lists some project ideas but this
list is far from being conclusive. There are always many things to do
in the project.

Most tasks in Subversion require some degree of programming skills,
except for pure documentation tasks. Documentation tasks require
some familiarity with Subversion, which you could of course acquire
as part of your efforts.

Since you already have admin skills you might be interested in the fact
that the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has an infrastructure team
which is always looking for volunteers to help manage infrastructure used
by the roughly 100 open source projects that are part of the ASF, which
includes the Subversion project.
See http://www.apache.org/dev/infrastructure.html for more information.
I can't speak for them since I'm not part of that team so you should
ask them directly if you have any further questions regarding the
infrastructure project.

Please note that at the Subversion project we prefer to keep any
communication which doesn't involve sensitive or private matters
on the dev@ list (i.e this list), which is publicly archived, so
that everyone involved can stay on top of what's going on.

I'm 'stsp' in #svn-dev on freenode, BTW. I'll try to be reachable
for you there as well, as far as my current schedule permits.
Received on 2012-12-03 20:48:17 CET

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