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Author: Geertjan Wielenga <>
AuthorDate: Wed Mar 7 08:43:58 2018 +0100

    Updated content for Apache NetBeans Events
    Moving content from to, next step is to add list of upcoming events, locations, 
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 == Apache NetBeans Events
-Users and developers either convoke or participate in different events and 
+For events held by Apache projects, clearance needs to be obtained. Clearance 
is granted by VP, Brand (Shane Curcuru) usually in response to an email to with a description of what is being requested. This is a 
private email list. The request should reference any discussion that has 
happened on dev and private lists to give complete context. For a list of 
events such as the continually ongoing NetBeans Days (to be renamed to Apache 
NetBeans Days), a blanket request i [...]
-The Apache Software Foundation makes sure that all organizations are treated
-fairly, making sure the project does not favor any commercial entities or
-organizations over others.
+Apache NetBeans Days are a class of events which happen regularly, with a 
clear definition of what makes an event be part of that class:
-In order to achieve those goals, the Apache NetBeans Project has to follow
-guidelines] before announcing or promoting these events.
+1. Have its opening keynote focus on the current state and roadmap of 
+2. Have all demos done throughout the event in NetBeans.
+3. Must be discussed/notified via the Apache NetBeans dev mailing list.
+Note: From an Apache point of view what's important (besides trademarks being 
respected) is that all organizations are treated fairly and that it's clear 
that they cannot "own" the event or project. Making sure we don't favor 
commercial entities or organizations over others is a strong requirement of the 
ASF's 501c(3) status, so we're very picky about that. And besides this legal 
requirement, it's what makes the ASF a unique place where companies which might 
compete in the market can col [...]
-We are still working out those requirements, this page will then list
-events of interest for the NetBeans Community.
+For publicizing NetBeans events, the Apache News posts at could mention those events, best is to 
contact for that. Apache has an Event Listing 
(, that we'd also like to make use of.
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