The Apache Software Foundation Blog
Launch of the 2020 ASF Community Survey
Posted at 07:40PM Dec 05, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The ApacheⓇ Software Foundation Welcomes CloudBees as its Newest Targeted Sponsor at the Platinum Level
- Platinum —DLA Piper, JetBrains, Microsoft, OSU Open Source Labs, Sonatype, and Verizon Media;
- Gold —Atlassian, The CrytpoFund, Datadog, PhoenixNAP, and Quenda;
- Silver —Amazon Web Services, Hotwax Systems, and Rackspace; and
- Bronze —Bintray, Education Networks of America, Google, Hopsie, No-IP, PagerDuty, Peregrine Computer Consultants Corporation, Sonic.net, SURFnet, and Virtru.
Posted at 09:00AM Dec 04, 2019 by Sally in General | |
Support Apache: Individual Giving and Corporate Gifts Campaigns
Your support helps The Apache Software Foundation —the world's largest Open Source foundation— to continue to provide $20B+ worth of software for the public good at 100% no cost.
As the US Thanksgiving holidays are upon us, our end-of-year Individual Giving and Corporate Gifts campaigns have begun. Your support of The Apache Software Foundation helps ensure 350+ Apache projects and initiatives remain accessible to all, absolutely free of charge.
Support from donors enables the all-volunteer, vendor-neutral ASF ensure its community-driven projects are freely available to billions of users, to steward, develop, and advance the next generation of Open Source innovations "The Apache Way", and nuture diverse communities around the globe.
This Tuesday, 3 December, is Giving Tuesday —the global fundraising movement that launched the second largest giving day of the year. When you donate to the ASF on Giving Tuesday itself, you can be a part of something even bigger: in 2018 more than $400M was raised for hundreds of organizations worldwide.
- One-Time or Monthly Recurring Donations: visit https://donate.apache.org/ to make a donation using a debit or credit card, ACH electronic transfer, or PayPal. You'll receive a receipt for your tax-deductible* contribution via email.
- Purchasing Programs: those of you who shop from Amazon can start your retail journey at https://smile.amazon.com/ so a portion of your qualifying purchases will be donated to the ASF.
- Additional Options: to mail us a check, donate cryptocurrency, or explore other contribution options, please visit http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html
- One-time or Recurring Donations: some organizations contribute to the ASF in the form of a cash donation --whether it's a one-time gift or recurring monthly made at https://donate.apache.org/ Those wishing to contribute cryptocurrency and other donation options are welcome to visit http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html for details.
- Corporate Sponsorship: those seeking to become a Sponsor using a credit card, ACH transfer, or PayPal may easily do so at https://donate.apache.org/ . We invite interested parties to review our Sponsorship program at http://apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html
- Corporate Giving Programs: your gift to the ASF as part of an annual corporate giving program helps bolster the ASF’s mission. Companies such as Bloomberg Philanthropies, IBM, Microsoft, and many others' matching gift programs offer tax benefits, and provide their employees the ability to boost their support of a diverse set of nonprofit organizations. Contact us at fundraising(at)apache(dot)org to get started.
- Corporate Matching Gifts: if you have a matching gift program, your contribution to the ASF can be generously increased. Matching gift programs augment corporate contributions and help further support the ASF. Contact us at fundraising(at)apache(dot)org for more information.
- Third-Party Fundraising Platforms: the ASF is an official charity in the Benevity Causes Portal as part of numerous corporate giving initiatives, such as the Microsoft Tech Talent for Good volunteer program, among others. For more information, visit https://www.benevity.com/
The Apache Software Foundation is an all-volunteer community. The ASF does not pay for code development or contributions by its Board of Directors, Executive Officers, 765 Individual ASF Members, 205 Apache Project Management Committees, 7,500+ Committers, and countless contributors.
The ASF's diverse accomplishments are highlighted in the Annual Report for the 2019 Fiscal Year. Many of these successes were made possible by contributions made by organizations and individuals such as yourself.
* For those based in the US, donations are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law. As regulation varies, we encourage you to consult a qualified advisor experienced with your local tax law pertaining to donations.
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Posted at 11:44PM Nov 27, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The Apache Software Foundation Objects to the For-Profit Sale of the .org Registry
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Posted at 06:41PM Nov 26, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: May - July 2019
First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2020 (May - July 2019)
"We are excited to support The Apache Software Foundation, championing an organization that is delivering software for public good. Apache's software is core to much of the Internet and is used by many of our customers and community."
—Zaheda Bhorat, Head of Open Source Strategy, Amazon Web Services (ASF Platinum Sponsor and Targeted Silver Sponsor)
> Conferences and Events: During Q1, we did not hold any official Apache events.
We were actively planning for the following upcoming events: ApacheCon North America in September, and ApacheCon Europe in October.
Upcoming events are always listed at events.apache.org and sponsorship opportunities are available for all upcoming events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
> Community Development: Throughout this quarter a lot of work has been done in helping support the preparations for ApacheCon NA and EU. With a 3 day Community track planned for ApacheCon NA and a 2 day Community track planned for ApacheCon EU, we helped co-ordinate and manage the CFP submissions to select the content for the tracks.
In early 2018, we setup a Redbubble store as an easy way for any of our ASF projects to order their own branded items such as t-shirts and mugs etc. In preparation for ApacheCon, many of our projects have asked for their logos to be added to the store so they can purchase a range of merchandise and promote their projects visually.
As a regular GSoC mentor organisation, we have been invited to participate at the Mentor Summit in Germany. Two of our existing GSoC mentors have been chosen to attend.
Following on from the discussions last quarter on ways to drive better diversity and inclusion, a separate mailing list has been established that will focus on discussing, defining and co-ordinating strategies to improve diversity and inclusion across the foundation.
We are continuing to investigate opportunities for smaller Apache Roadshows in 2020 including the possibility of one in India. We have also been invited to participate with an Apache track in CCOSS 2019 in Mexico.
Mailing list traffic has decreased this quarter probably due to the holiday season.
> Committers and Contributions: Over the past quarter, 1,646 contributors committed 44,068 changes that amount to 17,190,978 lines of code across Apache projects. The top 5 contributors, in order, were: Andrea Cosentino (921 commits), Duo Zhang (906 commits), Claus Ibsen (748 commits), Jean-Baptiste Onofré (722 commits), and Mark Thomas (664 commits).
All individuals who are granted write access to the Apache repositories must submit an Individual Contributor License Agreement (ICLA). Corporations that have assigned employees to work on Apache projects as part of an employment agreement may sign a Corporate CLA (CCLA) for contributing intellectual property via the corporation. Individuals or corporations donating a body of existing software or documentation to one of the Apache projects need to execute a formal Software Grant Agreement (SGA) with the ASF.
During Q1 FY2020, the ASF Secretary processed 188 ICLAs, 11 CCLAs, and 14 Software Grants. History of Apache committer growth can be seen at https://projects.apache.org/timelines.html
> Brand Management: Operations — The work of the Brand Management team falls broadly into one of three categories:
- trademark transfers and registrations
- granting permission to use our marks
- addressing potential infringements of our marks
The volume of work has remained steady this quarter. Registrations and transfers are lengthy processes but the tracking system we have put in place remains up to the task.
This quarter has seen the usual collection of requests to use Apache marks for user groups, events, merchandise and publications with nearly all requests being granted, subject to our Trademark Usage Policy. Use of our marks for events is now dependent on the event having an acceptable anti-harassment policy.
Registrations — A number of registrations came up for renewal this quarter. We review each renewal as it comes up and, as a result, opted not to some of those registrations. The remaining renewals are in now progress. Some registrations, particularly those outside the US, tend to be more complex. This quarter some of our registrations in China have required additional work to help them progress.
Infringements — Potential infringements are brought to our attention from both internal and external sources. The majority of infringements we see are accidental and our project communities are able to resolve these quickly and informally with occasional input from the Brand Management team. A small number of issues take longer to resolve. We made progress on some of these this quarter and hope that that progress will continue next quarter.
It was pleasing to see a number of PMCs successfully address potential infringements independently this quarter. As the ASF continues to grow, having PMCs that can operate more independently in this area helps the overall Brand Management capability scale to match the ASF's growth.
The Brand Management team welcomes your comments and suggestions as well as any questions you might have. Please see https://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/contact for our contact details.
> Infrastructure: Infrastructure has had an interesting quarter, combining a regular workload of upgrades, ticket handling, and project support, then needing to change gears for July to perform a full datacenter move to lower our costs.
We spent a significant amount of time upgrading and improving our systems. The backup system was simplified in FY19Q3, and we took another pass at it this quarter to expand storage space and improve the tooling via the open source backuppc system. Numerous upgrades of services, such as Jira and Jenkins, were performed to keep us secure and up to date.
One of the newer services we are testing is the use of a "Content Delivery Network" (CDN) for our projects' websites. A few projects are participating in a trial, and we will roll out wider usage later this year, after successful trials.
Lastly, we have started a concerted effort to expand and diversify our CI/CD capacity. The continued growth of projects at the Foundation, and modern development trends towards CI/CD, have combined to create an ever-increasing demand for resources. We are increasing our system capacity, tracking projects' usage, and looking towards new types of systems and providers.
> Financial Statement:
> Fundraising: Fundraising continues to carry on smoothly. New sponsors are successfully onboarding and renewals are occurring without incident. In this quarter, we renewed and onboarded several sponsors smoothly. We also spent the quarter continuing our work on consolidating existing sponsorship agreements into our formalized foundation offerings. This helps to limit one-off processing and to keep operations as efficient as possible.
We formalized a number of our event sponsorship/support activities into ongoing processes that are safe, repeatable, and comply with industry best-practices as we continue support of ApacheCon and our Roadshows.
Another significant step for Fundraising this quarter was the introduction of form-based onboarding which helps keep data clean and helps enable further automation for the road ahead!
We are delighted to report more than $10,000 in individual giving was donated to The ASF in addition to our foundation sponsors. Thank you, deeply, for your support!
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Thank you to all our Sponsors --
- PLATINUM: Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Pineapple Fund, Verizon Media, Tencent
- GOLD: Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Union Investment, Workday
- SILVER: Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Baidu, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Inspur, ODPi, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target
- BRONZE: Airport Rentals, The Blog Starter, Bookmakers, Cash Store, Bestecasinobonussen.nl, CarGurus, Casino2k, Cloudsoft, The Economic Secretariat, Emerio, Footprints Recruiting, Gundry MD, HostChecka.com, Host Advice, HostingAdvice.com, Journal Review, LeoVegas Indian Online Casino, Mutuo Kredit AG, Online Holland Casino, ProPrivacy, PureVPN, RX-M, SCAMS.info, Site Builder Report, Start a Blog by Ryan Robinson, Talend, The Best VPN, Top10VPN, Twitter, Web Hosting Secret Revealed
- TARGETED PLATINUM: CloudBees, DLA Piper, JetBrains, Microsoft, OSU Open Source Labs, Sonatype, Verizon Media
- TARGETED GOLD: Atlassian, The CrytpoFund, Datadog, PhoenixNAP, Quenda
- TARGETED SILVER: Amazon Web Services, HotWax Systems, Rackspace
- TARGETED BRONZE: Bintray, Education Networks of America, Google, Hopsie, No-IP, PagerDuty, Peregrine Computer Consultants Corporation, Sonic.net, SURFnet, Virtru
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Report prepared by Sally Khudairi, Vice President Marketing & Publicity, with contributions by Rich Bowen, Vice President Conferences; Sharan Foga, Vice President Community Development; Mark Thomas, Vice President Brand Management; Greg Stein, ASF Infrastructure Administrator; Tom Pappas, Vice President Finance; and Daniel Ruggeri, Vice President Fundraising.
For more information, subscribe to the email@example.com mailing list and visit http://www.apache.org/, the ASF Blog at http://blogs.apache.org/, the @TheASF on Twitter, and https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation.
(c) The Apache Software Foundation 2019.
Posted at 02:41AM Nov 13, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® SINGA™ as a Top-Level Project
"We are excited that SINGA has graduated from the Apache Incubator," said Wei Wang, Vice President of Apache SINGA and Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore. "The SINGA project started at the National University of Singapore, in collaboration with Zhejiang University, focusing on scalable distributed deep learning. In addition to scalability, during the incubation process, built multiple versions to improve the project’s usability and efficiency. Incubating SINGA at the ASF brought opportunities to collaborate, grew our community, standardize the development process, and more."
Apache SINGA is a distributed machine learning library that facilitates the training of large-scale machine learning (especially deep learning) models over a cluster of machines. Various optimizations on efficiency, memory, communication and synchronization are implemented to speed it up and scale it out. Currently, the Apache SINGA project is working on SINGA-lite for deep learning on edge devices with 5G, and SINGA-easy for making AI usable by domain experts (without deep AI background).
Apache SINGA is in use at organizations such as Carnegie Technologies, CBRE, Citigroup, JurongHealth Hospital, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, NetEase, Noblis, Shentilium Technologies, Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, YZBigData, and others. Apache SINGA is used across applications in banking, education, finance, healthcare, real estate, software development, and other categories.
"So glad to see the first Apache project focusing on distributed deep learning become a Top-Level Project," said Beng Chin Ooi, Distinguished Professor of National University of Singapore who initialized the SINGA project, and a member of the Apache SINGA Project Management Committee. "It is essential to scale deep learning via distributed computing as the deep learning models are typically large and trained over big datasets, which may take hundreds of days using a single GPU."
Posted at 01:00PM Nov 04, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The ASF welcomes Dave Fisher as a Director
Posted at 06:15PM Oct 05, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Rya® as a Top-Level Project
Scalable Open Source Big Data database processes queries in milliseconds; used in autonomous drones, federated situation-aware access control systems, and petabyte-scale graphs modeling, among many other applications.
Wakefield, MA —24 September 2019— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® Rya® as a Top-Level Project (TLP).
Posted at 12:59PM Sep 24, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Annual Report for 2019 Fiscal Year
World's largest Open Source foundation’s 300+ freely-available, enterprise-grade Apache projects power some of the most visible and widely used applications in computing today.
Wakefield, MA —13 August 2019— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of the annual report for its 2019 fiscal year, which ended 30 April 2019.
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the world's largest Open Source foundation’s "Apache Way" of community-driven development is the process behind hundreds of freely-available (100% no cost), enterprise-grade Apache projects that serve as the backbone for some of the most visible and widely used applications in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Big Data, build management, Cloud Computing, content management, DevOps, IoT and Edge computing, mobile, servers, and Web frameworks, among many other categories.
The ubiquity of Apache software is undeniable, with Apache projects managing exabytes of data, executing teraflops of operations, and storing billions of objects in virtually every industry. Apache software is an integral part of nearly every end user computing device, from laptops to tablets to phones. Apache software is used in every Internet-connected country on the planet.
- ASF codebase is conservatively valued at least $20B, using the COCOMO 2 model;
- Continued guardianship of 190M+ lines of code in the Apache repositories;
- Total of 10 Platinum Sponsors, 9 Gold Sponsors, 11 Silver Sponsors, 25 Bronze Sponsors, and 6 Platinum Targeted Sponsors, 5 Gold Targeted Sponsors, 3 Silver Targeted Sponsors, and 10 Bronze Targeted Sponsors;
- 35 new individual ASF Members elected, totalling 766;
- Exceeded 7,000 code Committers;
- 202 Top-Level communities overseeing 332 Apache projects and sub-projects;
- 17 newly-graduated Top-Level Projects from the Apache Incubator;
- 47 projects currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator;
- Top 5 most active/visited Apache projects: Hadoop, Kafka, Lucene, POI, ZooKeeper;
- Top 5 Apache repositories by number of commits: Camel, Hadoop, HBase, Beam, and Flink;
- Top 5 Apache repositories by lines of code: NetBeans, OpenOffice, Flex (combined), Mynewt (combined), and Trafodion;
- 35M page views per week across apache.org;
- 9M+ source code downloads from Apache mirrors (excluding convenience binaries);
- 3,280 Committers changed 71,186,324 lines of code over 222,684 commits;
- 18,750 authors sent 1,402,267 emails on 570,469 topics across 1,131 mailing lists;
- Top 5 most active mailing lists (user@ + dev@): Flink, Beam, Lucene, Ignite, and Kafka;
- Automated Gitbox across ~1,800 git repositories containing ~75GB of code and repository history;
- Each GitHub account monitored for security compliance;
- GitHub traffic: Top 5 most active Apache sources --clones: Thrift, Cordova, Arrow, Airflow, and Beam;
- GitHub traffic: Top 5 most active Apache sources --visits: Spark, Camel, Flink, Kafka, and Airflow;
- 24th anniversary of the Apache HTTP Server (20 years under the ASF umbrella);
- 770 Individual Contributor License Agreements (ICLAs) signed;
- 28 Corporate Contributor License Agreements signed;
- 26 Software Grant Agreements signed; and
- ASF is a mentoring organization in Google Summer of Code for 14th consecutive year.
The full report is available online at https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport
About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server —the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's merit-based process known as "The Apache Way," more than 770 individual Members and 7,000 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting billions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, Leaseweb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Workday, and Verizon Media. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF
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Posted at 04:58PM Aug 13, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon™ Europe
Attendees will join The Apache Software Foundation in celebrating its 20th Anniversary with special events and activities, including dynamic discourse with select ASF founders, and keynotes by European Commission Director of Digital Business Solutions Thomas Gageik, Mastercard Executive Vice President for Global Cities Miguel Gamiño, and political analyst and writer Nanjala Nyabola.
- Standard Registration: 7 October. Special discounted rates are available for select individual participants and groups. Sign up at https://aceu19.apachecon.com
- Travel Assistance: 14 July. Members of all underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply for Travel Assistance. Apply at http://www.apache.org/travel/
ApacheCon Sponsors include: Aiven, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Comcast, CrowdStrike, DataStax, eBay Tech Berlin, Google Cloud, HotWax Systems, IBM, Imply, Instaclustr, Jahia, Linode, PCCC, Red Hat, ShapeBlue, SK Telecom, Stream Native, Tencent Cloud, The Last Pickle, and WhiteSource, among others. Community Partners include the EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing Community, Flink Forward, and Open Source Design. To become an ApacheCon Sponsor, visit https://s.apache.org/2019-BERApacheConProspectus for more information.
Media partners include BI Scout, Datafloq, dpunkt.verlag, Irish Tech News, It's FOSS, Manning Publications, O'Reilly, and SD Times. For media sponsorship opportunities and registration by credentialed members of the media and analyst community, contact Sally Khudairi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted at 09:01AM Jul 11, 2019 by Sally in General | |
Statement by The Apache Software Foundation Board of Directors
Posted at 11:48PM Jun 24, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program and Early Registration Incentives for ApacheCon™ North America
Attendees will join The Apache Software Foundation in celebrating its 20th Anniversary with special events and activities, including dynamic discourse with select ASF founders, and keynotes by award-winning author and futurist David Brin, "father of Java" James Gosling, and 10-year-old CoderBunnyz/One Billion Kids Can Code founder Samaira Mehta.
- Early Registration: 27 June. Early bird incentives and additional discounted rates are available for individual participants as well as groups. Sign up at https://apachecon.com/acna19/
- Travel Assistance: 21 June. Members of all underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply for Travel Assistance, with special funds earmarked for female Latin Americans. Apply at http://www.apache.org/travel/
- Discounted Hotel Rooms: 19 August. Special sleeping room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino are available based on availability, or when the block is sold out, whichever comes first. Book at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html
Media partners include Manning Publications and SD Times. For media sponsorship opportunities and registration by credentialed members of the media and analyst community, contact Sally Khudairi at email@example.com.
Posted at 11:30AM Jun 05, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes JetBrains as its Newest Targeted Sponsor
Platinum level --Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Pineapple Fund, Tencent, and Verizon Media;
Gold level --Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Union Investment, and Workday
Silver level --Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Baidu, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Inspur, ODPi, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, and Target;
Bronze level --Airport Rentals, The Blog Starter, Bookmakers, CarGurus, Cash Store, Casino Bonus, Casino2k, Cloudsoft, Emerio, Footprints Recruiting, HostChecka.com, Host Advice, HostingAdvice.com, HostPapa Web Hosting, Mobile Slots, Mutuo Kredit, Online Holland Casino, RX-M, SCAMS.info, Site Builder Report, Talend, Twitter, and Web Hosting Secret Revealed.
About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects that provide $20B+ worth of Apache Open Source software to the public at 100% no cost. Through the ASF's merit-based process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual Members and 7,000 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting billions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Private Internet Access, RedHat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Verizon Media, and Workday. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF
© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache" and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Posted at 03:00PM May 30, 2019 by Sally in General | |
The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes Craig L. Russell as Chairman
Following the 15 May face-to-face Board meeting, Craig L. Russell was today named Chairman of the ASF. Russell is a 12-year Member of the ASF and has served as ASF Secretary from September 2010 to his election to the Board in March 2019. He succeeds Phil Steitz, who served as ASF Chairman since August 2017.
As announced earlier , Danny Angus and Ted Dunning were named Board Members to fill the position held by ASF co-founder Jim Jagielski and Steitz, who resigned earlier this month. David Nalley was also appointed ASF Executive Vice President, a position held by Ross Gardler from October 2016 until his resignation in May 2019.
"We thank Phil, Jim, and Ross for playing instrumental roles in helping shape the ASF where it is today," said Russell. "We are grateful for their countless hours of service and look forward to building upon their efforts."
ASF Members elect the Board of Directors to run the Foundation and to set and ensure policy. The Board of Directors are: Danny Angus, Rich Bowen, Shane Curcuru, Ted Dunning, Myrle Krantz, Daniel Ruggeri, Craig Russell, Roman Shaposhnik, and Joan Touzet.
In addition to Russell and Nalley, the ASF's corporate officers include:
- Vice Chairman Shane Curcuru
- President Sam Ruby
- Treasurer Ulrich Stärk
- Secretary Matt Sicker
The complete officer roster is available at http://apache.org/foundation/
Posted at 09:22PM May 28, 2019 by Sally in General | |
Statement by The Apache Software Foundation regarding US Federal Register Notice of non-US affiliates added to Entity List Ruling
Open Source projects involving encryption software source code are still required to send a notice of the URL to BIS and NSA to satisfy the "publicly available" notice requirement in EAR § 742.15(b).
Open Source software, collaboration on Open Source code, attending open telephonic or in person meetings, and providing sponsorship funds are all activities that are not subject to the EAR and therefore should have no impact on our communities.
ASF Vice President Legal Affairs
Posted at 09:59PM May 22, 2019 by Sally in General | |