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The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Bloodhound™ as a Top-Level Project
Forest Hill, MD –2 April 2013– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced that Apache Bloodhound has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the Project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.
Apache Bloodhound is a world-class software development collaboration tool, including issue tracking, wiki and repository browsing based on Trac, the Open Source, Web-based project management and bug tracking system.
"When Bloodhound entered the incubator it was a completely new project, though being built on top of the Trac framework has given it a strong foundation" said Gary Martin, Vice President of Apache Bloodhound. "Community growth and self-governing to the standards of a top-level project within The Apache Foundation has given the team invaluable experience."
While Trac is already widely used in production by many organizations, Bloodhound resolves requests that have remained unaddressed, including the support for hosting multiple projects, full-text search and an intuitive user interface. In addition, Bloodhound’s tightly-integrated source code browser works with Apache Subversion and Git, provides Wiki functionality, and is compatible with hundreds of free plugins for Trac, allowing users to customize their experience even further.
Bloodhound is especially relevant to organizations that need to avoid storing data in proprietary systems, which puts their information at risk of vendor lock-in. Its user-friendly, responsive interface caters for screen sizes –from mobile phones to desktop computers– further demonstrates its support for modern lifestyles.
Global software provider WANdisco submitted Bloodhound to the Apache Incubator in December 2011. The Apache Foundation was seen as the natural choice for its commitment to "Community over Code" which was the approach the initial contributors wanted to take.
"Becoming a TLP is fantastic recognition of the progress Bloodhound has made so far in adopting the 'Apache Way' but we do not plan to rest on our laurels." said Martin. "We actively welcome potential contributors and continue to look at ways of reducing barriers to contribution."
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