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Wednesday May 02, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 51 New Members

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) welcomes the following new Members who were elected during the annual ASF Members' Meeting on 20-22 March 2018:

Anthony Baker, Bryan Bende, Steve Blackmon, Karsten Braeckelmann, Mark Bretl, Jesús Camacho Rodríguez, Jason Dai, Wido den Hollander, Deepak Dixit, Jonathan Eagles, Stefan Eissing, Deron Eriksson, Joey Frazee, Fabian Hueske, Furkan Kamaci, Holden Karau, Bruno P. Kinoshita, John Kinsella, Woonsan Ko, Andy Konwinski, Myrle Krantz, Kihwal Lee, Peter Linnell, Ted Liu, Piergiorgio Lucidi, Wes McKinney, Ismaël Mejía, Kevin Monroe, Philippe Mouawad, Robert Muir, Luis Filipe Nassif, Michael Osipov, Philipp Ottlinger, Patrick O'Leary, Javen O'Neal, Andrew Palumbo, George Percival, Mark Radcliffe, Matthias Seidel, Koji Sekiguchi, Madhav Sharan, David Smiley, Misty Stanley-Jones, Imesha Sudasingha, Kellen Sunderland, Coty Sutherland, Maxim Valyanskiy, Michael Wall, Dawid Weiss, Josh Wills, and Yann Ylavic.

When the ASF incorporated in 1999, its core membership comprised 21 individuals who oversaw the progress of the Apache HTTP Server. This group grew with Committers --developers who contributed code, patches, or documentation, and were subsequently granted access by the Membership:

  • to "commit" or "write" (contribute) directly to the code repository;
  • the right to vote on community-related decisions; and
  • the ability propose an active user for Committership.

Those Committers who demonstrate merit in the Foundation's growth, evolution, and progress are nominated for ASF Membership by existing Members.

This election brings the total number of ASF Members to 731 today. Individuals elected as ASF Members legally serve as the "shareholders" of the Foundation https://www.apache.org/foundation/governance/members.html
For more information on how the ASF works, visit http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html and Apache Is Open https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/apache-is-open

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