Thank you Sally!

FYI for everyone: the podcast is with Robert Newson and myself :)

Best
Jan
-- 


> On 19 Sep 2016, at 16:10, Sally Khudairi <s...@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello Jan and Apache CouchDB marketing team --I trust you are well.
> 
> A quick heads-up that I have received confirmation from IBM PR that they will 
> be issuing a podcast coming out tomorrow, and a video with their CTO (and 
> CouchDB Committer) Adam Kocoloski later this week.
> 
> I'll forward the links to you once available. Thanks in advance for helping 
> spread the word.
> 
> Warmly,
> Sally
>  
> = = = = = 
> vox +1 617 921 8656
> gvox +1 646 598 4616
> skype sallykhudairi
> 
> 
> From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>
> To: Jan Lehnardt <m...@jan.io>; marketing@couchdb.apache.org 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:41 AM
> Subject: Re: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PR
> 
> Thanks, Jan.
> 
> WRT obtaining names of organizations/users (whether to list on the press 
> release or to solicit testimonials), we've had some projects ask on their 
> respective dev/user lists.
> 
> HTH,
> Sally
> 
> [From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and 
> brevity]
> 
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Jan Lehnardt" <m...@jan.io>
> To: <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>, "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PR
> Date: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 06:39
> 
> I’m done with a first pass, but this will need some more work.
> 
> For example: do we know of any more bigger names using CouchDB that we could 
> list?
> 
> The link for the PR is here: 
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-bjRGoRC4i5PFIemJfsueXIuBTAEr5D_UH2DhhgajEM/edit
>  
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-bjRGoRC4i5PFIemJfsueXIuBTAEr5D_UH2DhhgajEM/edit>
> 
> marketing@: any help appreciated <3
> 
> Jan
> --
> 
> 
> > On 12 Sep 2016, at 21:26, Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com.INVALID> 
> > wrote:
> > 
> > Woo-hoo! Thanks for the update, Jan.
> > 
> > I'm on standby.
> > 
> > Chat soon,
> > Sally
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Jan Lehnardt <m...@jan.io>
> > To: marketing@couchdb.apache.org; Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>
> > Cc: Sally Khudairi <s...@apache.org>
> > Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 3:23 PM
> > Subject: Re: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PR
> > 
> > Vote's off to the races. I'll start looking at the PR tomorrow.
> > 
> > Cheers
> > Jan
> > --
> > 
> > 
> >> On 11 Sep 2016, at 19:01, Jan Lehnardt <j...@apache.org> wrote:
> >> 
> >> I promise you'll be the first to hear about the vote starting ;)
> >> 
> >> Cheers
> >> Jan
> >> --
> >>> On 11 Sep 2016, at 18:56, Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>> 
> >>> A-ha! I thought the vote was underway.
> >>> 
> >>> Thanks for the update, Jan.
> >>> 
> >>> Warmly,
> >>> Sally
> >>> 
> >>> [From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and 
> >>> brevity]
> >>> 
> >>> ----- Reply message -----
> >>> From: "Jan Lehnardt" <j...@apache.org>
> >>> To: "Sally Khudairi" <s...@apache.org>
> >>> Cc: "marketing@couchdb.apache.org" <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>, "Sally 
> >>> Khudairi" <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>
> >>> Subject: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PR
> >>> Date: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:30
> >>> 
> >>> Heya Sally, we still haven't started a release vote (which will start a 
> >>> 5-6 day period, where we can work on the PR) and we are busy with the 
> >>> actual release until then :)
> >>> 
> >>> Thanks for looking out for us!
> >>> 
> >>> Cheers
> >>> Jan
> >>> --
> >>> 
> >>>> On 11 Sep 2016, at 16:41, Sally Khudairi <s...@apache.org> wrote:
> >>>> 
> >>>> Hello Jan (bcc PMC) --I noticed that the draft press release I had 
> >>>> forwarded remains untouched.
> >>>> 
> >>>> How can I help?
> >>>> 
> >>>> -Sally
> >>>> 
> >>>> = = = = = 
> >>>> vox +1 617 921 8656
> >>>> gvox +1 646 598 4616
> >>>> skype sallykhudairi
> >>>> 
> >>>> 
> >>>> From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>
> >>>> To: Jan Lehnardt <j...@apache.org>; marketing@couchdb.apache.org; Sally 
> >>>> Khudairi <s...@apache.org> 
> >>>> Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2016 4:01 PM
> >>>> Subject: Re: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PR
> >>>> 
> >>>> Thanks, Jan.
> >>>> 
> >>>> That's fine. I don't want to step on any toes or mis-manage 
> >>>> expectations, so I'll be standing by for your next steps.
> >>>> 
> >>>> Kind regards,
> >>>> Sally
> >>>> 
> >>>> [From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, 
> >>>> and brevity]
> >>>> 
> >>>> ----- Reply message -----
> >>>> From: "Jan Lehnardt" <j...@apache.org>
> >>>> To: <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>, "Sally Khudairi" <s...@apache.org>
> >>>> Subject: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PR
> >>>> Date: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 15:27
> >>>> 
> >>>> Sally, thanks for the context here, this is obviously not our world ;)
> >>>> 
> >>>> I think the earliest we can kick off the vote is ~24 hours from now. 
> >>>> I’ve just sent the “getting real” email to dev@, I’ll keep you posted.
> >>>> 
> >>>> Best
> >>>> Jan
> >>>> --
> >>>> 
> >>>> 
> >>>>> On 08 Sep 2016, at 19:06, Sally Khudairi <s...@apache.org> wrote:
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Hey Jan --in this instance, they want to see the draft press release 
> >>>>> for context.
> >>>>> As I've mentioned earlier, some companies are very strict about this. 
> >>>>> I've seen in it the majority of the press releases at ASF.
> >>>>> Those companies who don't mind just give us their experience and move 
> >>>>> on. Others need the draft to determine a) if they can participate, and 
> >>>>> b) what to say.
> >>>>> We've also had folks pull out of providing a quote because of the other 
> >>>>> participants. And, in some instances I've pushed folks to get in the 
> >>>>> game because their competitors are in our press release and they're not.
> >>>>> So as I understand it, our position is "no draft until Monday. 
> >>>>> Announcing Tuesday." Yes?
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Thanks,
> >>>>> Sally
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> 
> >>>>>    From: Jan Lehnardt <j...@apache.org>
> >>>>> To: Sally Khudairi <s...@apache.org> 
> >>>>> Cc: "marketing@couchdb.apache.org" <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>
> >>>>> Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:02 PM
> >>>>> Subject: Re: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PR
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> On 08 Sep 2016, at 18:15, Sally Khudairi <s...@apache.org> wrote:
> >>>>> Thanks, Jan.
> >>>>> It's nothing beyond giving them (and any other corporates/users) some 
> >>>>> time to prepare/respond/provide a testimonial.
> >>>>> In the case of our friends at IBM, there's a chance that they won't be 
> >>>>> able to give us a quote considering how their long it takes for legal 
> >>>>> clearance on their end.
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> I’m not sure what we need to do here, though. If they need to get in 
> >>>>> quotes, why don’t they do so now?
> >>>>> BestJan--
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Don't worry about curbing. You may be aware of my PhD in "Bad Cop-itis" 
> >>>>> :-)
> >>>>> I'll take care of it.
> >>>>> To confirm, we're still aiming for Tuesday, yes?
> >>>>> Cheers,
> >>>>> Sally = = = = =  vox +1 617 921 8656gvox +1 646 598 4616skype 
> >>>>> sallykhudairi
> >>>>> 
> >>>>>    From: Jan Lehnardt <j...@apache.org>
> >>>>> To: marketing@couchdb.apache.org 
> >>>>> Cc: Sally Khudairi <s...@apache.org>; "pr...@apache.org" 
> >>>>> <pr...@apache.org>
> >>>>> Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:04 PM
> >>>>> Subject: Re: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PR
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Heya Sally,
> >>>>> we can’t make any extra effort for IBM PR. If _they_ need extra time, 
> >>>>> that’s nothing we can help with.
> >>>>> If you need help curbing them, let me know, I’m well trained in 
> >>>>> shooting things down ;D
> >>>>> BestJan--
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> On 08 Sep 2016, at 13:11, Sally Khudairi 
> >>>>> <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com.INVALID> wrote:
> >>>>> Thanks, Jan.
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Normally, working on the press release over the weekend is do-able for 
> >>>>> me (although my request in every Board report is 2 weeks), but since we 
> >>>>> have the IBM-ers also wanting to announce in tandem, this makes things 
> >>>>> a bit more challenging.
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Again, giving ourselves an extra day to hammer out details may work in 
> >>>>> our favor, and that way I can let the IBM PR folks that we'll have the 
> >>>>> draft for Monday.
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Thoughts?
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> [From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, 
> >>>>> and brevity]
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> ----- Reply message -----
> >>>>> From: "Jan Lehnardt" <j...@apache.org>
> >>>>> To: <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>
> >>>>> Cc: "Sally Khudairi" <s...@apache.org>, "pr...@apache.org" 
> >>>>> <pr...@apache.org>
> >>>>> Subject: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PR
> >>>>> Date: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 04:51
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> On 08 Sep 2016, at 10:19, Sally Khudairi 
> >>>>> <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com.INVALID> wrote:
> >>>>> Thanks so much, Jan.To confirm I've understood this correctly, should 
> >>>>> we be able to get all the ducks in a row vote-wise to announce this 
> >>>>> upcoming Tuesday (13 September), would we be ready with things like 
> >>>>> supporting testimonials?I ask because it usually takes a while for 
> >>>>> folks to get those in to us. And, many of them need to see a draft of 
> >>>>> _something_ (some don't care/mind either way, which is good too).
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> I hadn’t considered testimonials. I’m not in a position to coordinate 
> >>>>> those before we can make the call. Anyone else on marketing@c.a.o that 
> >>>>> could jump in here?
> >>>>> Also, I will need  to lock in the copy ~12 hours before announcing on 
> >>>>> the newswire service.
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> ...so Wednesday might possibly be a better option....and getting copy 
> >>>>> in place before the weekend would be helpful for those not working 
> >>>>> after close of business Friday (not us!)
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Based on your previous 12 hrs requirement, my thought was “start vote 
> >>>>> on a Thursday, work on the PR over the weekend, send to you early 
> >>>>> Monday, release Tuesday”, but if you say pre-weekend is better, we 
> >>>>> should get something going soon. Anyone? :)
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Best
> >>>>> Jan
> >>>>> --
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Cheers and chat soon,Sally[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, 
> >>>>> spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]----- Reply message -----From: 
> >>>>> "Jan Lehnardt" <j...@apache.org>To: <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>, 
> >>>>> "Sally Khudairi" <s...@apache.org>Cc: "Sally Khudairi" 
> >>>>> <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>, "pr...@apache.org" 
> >>>>> <pr...@apache.org>Subject: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PRDate: Thu, Sep 8, 
> >>>>> 2016 04:10Sally: still on hold, sorry about that. I think we can make 
> >>>>> the call tonight (EU time) whether we are in shape to start a vote (and 
> >>>>> a subsequent “next Tuesday” release announcement, or if we bump the 
> >>>>> whole thing by another week.I’m purposefully not working on the PR 
> >>>>> before all the other bits are done, just to keep me honest to actually 
> >>>>> not forget anything ;)Thank you for you patience, and let me know if we 
> >>>>> can help in curb the IBM/Cloudant PR excitement ;)BestJan--On 07 Sep 
> >>>>> 2016, at 22:41, Sally Khudairi <s...@apache.org> wrote:[ASF only]Jan? 
> >>>>> Rest of PMC? Where are we at with this? The draft I started at 
> >>>>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-bjRGoRC4i5PFIemJfsueXIuBTAEr5D_UH2DhhgajEM/edit?usp=sharing
> >>>>>  
> >>>>> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-bjRGoRC4i5PFIemJfsueXIuBTAEr5D_UH2DhhgajEM/edit?usp=sharing>
> >>>>>  remains untouched.The IBM PR team are also getting a bit itchy for 
> >>>>> details, as they're planning a podcast and video blog to go out in 
> >>>>> tandem with our press release. I have no details to share with 
> >>>>> them.Thanking you in advance for your help with this.Warmly,Sally = = = 
> >>>>> = =  vox +1 617 921 8656gvox +1 646 598 4616skype sallykhudairi      
> >>>>> From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com> To: Jan Lehnardt 
> >>>>> <j...@apache.org>; marketing@couchdb.apache.org; Sally Khudairi 
> >>>>> <s...@apache.org> Cc: Douglas S Flora <dsfl...@us.ibm.com>; Joseph 
> >>>>> Gallo <jga...@us.ibm.com>; James W Young <jwyo...@us.ibm.com>; Joanna L 
> >>>>> Varvoutis <jlvar...@us.ibm.com>; Lawrence J Weber 
> >>>>> <lawrence.we...@us.ibm.com>; "pr...@apache.org" <pr...@apache.org> 
> >>>>> Sent: Thursday, September 1, 2016 1:27 PM Subject: Re: Upcoming CouchDB 
> >>>>> 2.0 PRThanks so much, Jan.[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, 
> >>>>> spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]----- Reply message -----From: 
> >>>>> "Jan Lehnardt" <j...@apache.org>To: <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>, 
> >>>>> "Sally Khudairi" <s...@apache.org>Cc: "Douglas S Flora" 
> >>>>> <dsfl...@us.ibm.com>, "Joseph Gallo" <jga...@us.ibm.com>, "James W 
> >>>>> Young" <jwyo...@us.ibm.com>, "Joanna L Varvoutis" 
> >>>>> <jlvar...@us.ibm.com>, "Lawrence J Weber" <lawrence.we...@us.ibm.com>, 
> >>>>> "pr...@apache.org" <pr...@apache.org>Subject: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 
> >>>>> PRDate: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 13:19Hey all,we’re not likely ready to ship on 
> >>>>> Tue/6th, let’s bump the Press Release date to the Tues/13th.I’ll keep 
> >>>>> you posted with the progress and a PR draft over the next 
> >>>>> days.BestJan-- On 31 Aug 2016, at 23:30, Sally Khudairi 
> >>>>> <s...@apache.org> wrote:Thanks, Joseph and Doug.I toggle between 
> >>>>> Manhattan and Boston, and am happy to meet you both when our schedules 
> >>>>> ease up a bit :-)I'll share the draft press release once I have content 
> >>>>> from the PMC. Right now, my copy that I've shared with them isn't where 
> >>>>> they're editing at present, so I, too, am on standby.With respect to a 
> >>>>> call on Friday, 11AM-12Noon is great. Do let me know if you'd prefer to 
> >>>>> set it up.Warmest regards,Sally = = = = =  vox +1 617 921 8656gvox +1 
> >>>>> 646 598 4616skype sallykhudairiFrom: Douglas S Flora 
> >>>>> <dsfl...@us.ibm.com>To: Joseph Gallo <jga...@us.ibm.com>; 
> >>>>> s...@apache.org Cc: James W Young <jwyo...@us.ibm.com>; Joanna L 
> >>>>> Varvoutis <jlvar...@us.ibm.com>; Lawrence J Weber 
> >>>>> <lawrence.we...@us.ibm.com>; marketing@couchdb.apache.org; 
> >>>>> press@apache.orgSent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 4:48 PMSubject: Re: 
> >>>>> Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PRHi Sally, I am also available at 11am ET on 
> >>>>> Friday. Side note - I am located in Boston, if you wanted to meet in 
> >>>>> person. Thanks!DougDoug FloraPortfolio Marketing - Cloud Data 
> >>>>> ServicesIBM AnalyticsE-mail: dsfl...@us.ibm.comOffice: +1 617 528 
> >>>>> 1249Mobile: +1 901 289 7954  ----- Original message -----From: Joseph 
> >>>>> Gallo/New York/IBMTo: Sally Khudairi <s...@apache.org>Cc: Douglas S 
> >>>>> Flora/Boston/IBM@IBMUS, James W Young/Boston/IBM@IBMUS, Joanna L 
> >>>>> Varvoutis/Boston/IBM@IBMUS, Lawrence J Weber/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS, 
> >>>>> "marketing@couchdb.apache.org" <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>, 
> >>>>> "pr...@apache.org" <pr...@apache.org>Subject: Re: Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 
> >>>>> PRDate: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 4:36 PM Hi Sally - I'm in IBM Communications 
> >>>>> team, focusing on the analytics business (including our Analytics 
> >>>>> Platform Services team). Once you have a draft of the announcement, I'd 
> >>>>> love to see it and see how we can help support it (with a quote, a 
> >>>>> tweet, blog post, something).I'm based in NY (so ET like you) and can 
> >>>>> talk between 11-12. Thanks! | JOSEPH C. GALLOExternal Communications 
> >>>>> ManagerIBM Analytics ||  || Phone: 917-421-8834 | Mobile: 
> >>>>> 646-588-9642E-mail: jga...@us.ibm.comFind me on:    | 51 Astor PlNew 
> >>>>> York, NY 10003United States |Sally Khudairi ---08/31/2016 04:04:41 
> >>>>> PM---Thanks so much, Doug. I'm actually waiting for the preliminary 
> >>>>> draft from the PMC, so I don't have aFrom: Sally Khudairi 
> >>>>> <s...@apache.org>To: Douglas S Flora/Boston/IBM@IBMUSCc: 
> >>>>> "pr...@apache.org" <pr...@apache.org>, "marketing@couchdb.apache.org" 
> >>>>> <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>, Lawrence J Weber/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS, 
> >>>>> James W Young/Boston/IBM@IBMUS, Joanna L Varvoutis/Boston/IBM@IBMUS, 
> >>>>> Joseph Gallo/New York/IBM@IBMUSDate: 08/31/2016 04:04 PMSubject: Re: 
> >>>>> Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PRThanks so much, Doug.I'm actually waiting for 
> >>>>> the preliminary draft from the PMC, so I don't have anything to share 
> >>>>> just yet.Having said that, we are soliciting quotes from the community, 
> >>>>> and definitely welcome one from IBM! Please refer to 
> >>>>> https://s.apache.org/z9pk <https://s.apache.org/z9pk> as a resource on 
> >>>>> how our testimonials should look like.Should you wish to issue a 
> >>>>> standalone "Hurrah, Apache CouchDB!" press release/blog/tweet/*, that 
> >>>>> would be fantastic as well. Let's discuss to coordinate tactics and 
> >>>>> further details. I'm in Boston over the next week and can call/Skype 
> >>>>> this Friday between 11AM-12.30PM and 2.30-4PM.Warmly,Sally = = = = =  
> >>>>> vox +1 617 921 8656gvox +1 646 598 4616skype sallykhudairi From: 
> >>>>> Douglas S Flora <dsfl...@us.ibm.com>To: s...@apache.org Cc: 
> >>>>> pr...@apache.org; marketing@couchdb.apache.org; Lawrence J Weber 
> >>>>> <lawrence.we...@us.ibm.com>; James W Young <jwyo...@us.ibm.com>; Joanna 
> >>>>> L Varvoutis <jlvar...@us.ibm.com>; Joseph Gallo 
> >>>>> <jga...@us.ibm.com>Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 3:58 PMSubject: 
> >>>>> Upcoming CouchDB 2.0 PRHi Sally, I'm with the IBM Cloudant marketing 
> >>>>> team (other members copied here). I wanted to reach out in regards to 
> >>>>> the forthcoming Apache CouchDB 2.0 press release after Labor Day. I was 
> >>>>> hoping to find out more about what the ASF is planning PR-wise. We'd be 
> >>>>> happy to make some of the prominent IBM committers available for 
> >>>>> comment to the press, where relevant. If you've already reached out to 
> >>>>> some of them about this, apologies in advance - I just wanted to see if 
> >>>>> we could get a better of idea of what is currently in plan so that we 
> >>>>> can align our own efforts and editorial calendar accordingly. 
> >>>>> Additionally, we are planning to wrap the CouchDB 2.0 news into an 
> >>>>> announcement blog post, and include in proactive media outreach, around 
> >>>>> upcoming Cloudant product / service updates - likely in late September 
> >>>>> or October. Could we set up some time to discuss this with Joe Gallo 
> >>>>> (also copied here) from IBM external comms? Look forward to hearing 
> >>>>> back.  Best,Doug Doug FloraPortfolio Marketing - Cloud Data ServicesIBM 
> >>>>> AnalyticsE-mail: dsfl...@us.ibm.comOffice: +1 617 528 1249Mobile: +1 
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