发表于2022-03-04 16:27:36 +0800

2022年ASF董事会竞选宣言 – 姜宁

中文翻译 (感谢思否小编的翻译)

我的 Apache 软件基金会(简称 ASF)贡献之旅始于 2006 年,成为基金会 Member 至今已有 10 余年。我是 Apache Incubator(孵化器)的活跃的导师,帮助了 10 多个孵化的开源项目。两年前,我在北京成立了 ALC (Apache Local Community,译者注:Apache 软件基金会本土社区),希望能在中国推广 Apache Way 和开源文化。事实上,我们已经取得了相当大的进展,在 2021 年,我们(ALC 北京)成功举办了 ApacheCon Asia。

如果我能够成为董事会的一员,我希望能够帮助 ASF 打破地域、文化、语言的障碍。

根据我 6 年多来在项目孵化上的指导经验,我可以看出这些中国开发者参与 ASF 的障碍。

当我与当地的开发者交谈时,我发现虽然他们中的大多数人每天都在使用 ASF 项目,却只有少数人对这些项目做出了贡献。这并不是因为他们对自己的编程技能没有信心,而主要是由于文化差异。大家可能不习惯通过电子邮件列表的方式去接触那些看不见的、不熟悉的 ASF 项目开发者。因此,为了让这些开发者加入,当地的导师帮助和项目的线下聚会是至关重要的。

作为一个本地导师,我希望自己可以成为 ASF 和本地社区之间的桥梁,而不仅仅是为项目孵化提供 ASF 的指导。在 2018年2019年 ,当 Craig、Roman 和 Justin 访问中国时,我举办了 Apache committer 上海线下聚会。这是一个很好的机会,让当地的 Apache committer 和潜在的孵化项目与 ASF 工作人员进行直接对话。这些线下聚会非常成功,我们交流了大量关于社区建设的想法,并使这些开源项目直接受益。一个很好的证明是,ShardingSphere 和 APISIX 在这次见面会后立即找到了他们的项目孵化导师。

当我从 Community Dev 邮件列表中看到 Apache Local Community 的计划时,我突然意识到,我可以做的事情还有很多。随着越来越多的孵化项目加入到在北京举行的同城聚会,建立本土社区的想法在我脑海里闪现。这样一来,本土的开源爱好者就可以通过举办活动、发表文章、制作播客等方式聚在一起。于是我在 2020 年发起了 ALC Beijing ,并以导师的身份帮助建立了 ALC Shenzhen 。通过在本土社区分享 ASF 的成功故事,我们激励更多的开发者,优秀的大学生加入开源开发的队伍中来。

与社区一起,我们可以做得比我想象的更多。去年,ALC Beijing 很荣幸地举办了2021 年的 ApacheCon 亚洲大会 。在赞助商、会议主席和志愿者的无数支持下,我们成功举办了这次会议。在这次会议上,有近 200 名演讲者提供了 140 场会议,13 个主题演讲,14 个分论坛。最终,我们吸引了约 30.7 万名观众参加会议。通过举办 ApacheCon Asia 2021,ALC Beijing 在提高 ASF 的本土知名度方面迈出了一大步。看到会议筹备从零开始慢慢,我无法形容我是多么的自豪,也无法形容我对得到大家慷慨帮助以及支持的感激之情。

ASF 一直是开发者们推动开源世界创新的圣地。我非常享受我在 ASF 的旅程,并希望把它带到下一个阶段。能够被提名(成为 Apache 2022 新任董事会成员)是一个很大的荣誉,我期待着在 Apache 软件基金会董事会中继续为 ASF 服务。

英文原文

I started my contribution journey to ASF in 2006 and have been a member for more than 10 years. I’m an active mentor of Apache Incubator. I have helped 10+ podling projects. 2 years ago, I started the ALC(Apache Local Community) Beijing with an ambition to promote the Apache way and the Open Source culture in China. In fact, we’ve made quite a progress, in 2021, we (ALC Beijing) held ApacheCon Asia successfully.

If I were to be a part of the board team, I’d like to help the ASF to break the barriers caused by geography, culture, language.

Based on my mentor experiences with podling projects for 6+ years, I can tell these obstacles that stop Chinese developers from getting involved with the ASF.

When I talk to local developers, most of them are using ASF projects on a daily basis. On the contrary, only a few of them contributed back to the projects. It’s not because they are not confident with their programming skills, it is mostly due to the culture differences. ASF somehow seems far from them. Reaching out to invisible, unfamiliar developers through email,created this insecure feeling spontaneously. Therefore, to bring these developers onboard, local mentorship and project meetups are crucial.  

As a local mentor, I consider myself as building the bridges between ASF and the local community instead of merely offering the ASF mentorship to the podling project. I held the Apache committer Shanghai meetup in 2018 and 2019 when Craig, Roman and Justin visited China. It was a great opportunity for local Apache committers and potential podling projects to have direct conversations with the ASF officers. These meetups are extremely successful we exchanged a great deal of sophisticated thoughts on community building. These meetups benefited projects directly. One good evidence is that ShardingSphere and APISIX found their proper incubating mentors immediately after those meetups.

When I heard about the Apache Local Community plan from Community Dev. I suddenly realized there is so much more I could do. As more podling projects joined together to hold the colocated meetups in Beijing, I was triggered by the idea of building a local community. In this way, local open source enthusiasts could get together by hosting events, publishing articles, and making podcasts, etc. So I started the ALC Beijing in 2020, and helped to set up the ALC Shenzhen as a mentor. By sharing ASF successful stories within the local community we inspired more developers, talented college students to join open source development.

Along With the community we can do more than I can imagine. Last year, ALC Beijing was honored to hold the ApacheCon Asia 2021. With the countless support from sponsors, track chairs and volunteers, we managed to host the conference successfully. There were 140 sessions provided by nearly 200 speakers, 13 keynotes, 14 tracks in this conference. By the end of it, we attracted about 30.7k audiences to attend the meeting. By holding ApacheCon Asia 2021, ALC Beijing has made a big step in boosting the local awareness of ASF. I cannot describe how proud I am seeing everything started from scratch, and how grateful I am for the generous help and support I received.

ASF has always been a magnificent place for programmers to boost innovation in the Open Source world. I truly enjoyed my journey with ASF and want to bring it to the next level. It’s a great honor to have been nominated and I look forward to serving the ASF from the BoD.