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Wednesday December 12, 2012

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Program for 25th ApacheCon

"Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation" showcases dozens of key Apache projects across Big Data, Cloud Computing, Infrastructure, Messaging, Scientific Applications, and more.

Forest Hill, MD – 12 December 2012 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced the program and early registration incentives for ApacheCon North America 2013, the 25th edition of the ASF's official conference, trainings, and expo.

Taking place 24 February-2 March 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, ApacheCon is the ideal opportunity for those developing Apache-based solutions, as well as those interested in committing code to an Apache project, contributing to the Apache Incubator, or enhancing their Open Source products and community practices. ApacheCon offers an excellent way to meet the individual contributors behind some of the industry's most popular Apache projects through hands-on educational sessions and ample networking opportunities.

This year's theme is "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation", reflecting the enormous reach and influence of the ASF. Apache products power half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhance the lives of countless users and developers. First held in 1998 for developers and users of the Apache Server to meet face-to-face, ApacheCon is the public showcase for Apache innovations, from the ubiquitous flagship Apache HTTP Server to industry-defining solutions in Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Infrastructure, to dozens of emerging projects in the Apache Incubator and Labs.

The event will kick off with two days of pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon activities, followed by the main conference + expo 26-28 February, and will close with post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events.

Content by the Community, for the Community

The ApacheCon program was carefully reviewed and selected by Apache Members and Committers, and celebrates the diversity of the many projects under the Apache banner. Track/session/speaker highlights include:

Overture and Beginners
- Should you bring your project to the Incubator? - Benson Margulies
- Getting to Know Apache CloudStack - Joe Brockmeier
- Getting Hadoop, Hive and HBase up and running in less than 15 minutes - Mark Grover

A Patchy Web
- What's new in httpd 2.4 - Rich Bowen
- Tomcat 8 update - Mark Thomas
- Introducing Apache Traffic Server - Igor Galić

Community Over Code
- Managing Open Source Community Brands - Shane Curcuru
- Open Development in the Enterprise - Bertrand Delacretaz
- Human Resource Management in Open Source Communities - Daniel Gruno

Tapping the Stream
- Instant integration into the AMQP cloud with Apache Qpid Messenger - Rafael Schloming
- Apache Streams: Enterprise Social Integration - Matt Franklin
- Next Generation Open Source Messaging with Apollo - Hiram Chirino

Cloud Crowd
- Creating Pools of Virtual Machines (10s or 100s) - Andrei Savu
- Apache CloudStack's Plugin Model: Balancing the Cathedral with a Bazaar - Don Lafferty
- Hadoop and HBase on the Cloud: A Case Study on Performance and Isolation. - Konstantin Shvachko

Apache in Science
- Case Study: Apache OODT Framework Application for Support to the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) - Richard Ullman
- Apache Airavata: Building Gateways to innovation - Suresh Marru
- Searching for cancer biomarkers with Apache OODT - Rishi Verma

Open Office
- Apache OpenOffice: Project Update and Future Direction - Donald Harbison
- Scripting Apache OpenOffice - Rony G. Flatscher
- OpenOffice: from Bureaucracy to Meritocracy - Kay Schenk

Bigger Big Data
- Firefox Crash Analysis - Laura Thomson
- Solr Query Parsing - Erik Hatcher
- Mastering Sqoop for Data Transfer for Big Data - Kathleen Ting
- Best Practices for CouchDB Developers on Windows Azure - Brian Benz

How Secure?
- Introduction to Apache Shiro - Les Hazlewood
- Reining in Security Sprawl: Certificate & Key Management for Big Data - Dustin Kirkland

Cassandra
- The new face of Cassandra - Michaël Figuière
- Cassandra in Action - Jonathan Ellis
- Virtual Nodes: Rethinking Topology in Cassandra - Eric Evans

Caravan
- Integrating WebServices with Camel - Daniel Kulp
- Performance optimizations for Apache Camel - Christian Müller
- NoSQL takes over – Systems Integration in the NoSQL Era with Apache Camel - Kai Wähner

In addition, popular ApacheCon sessions return, including "State of the Feather" by ASF President and conference chairman Jim Jagielski, "The Apache Way" by Nick Burch, "The Business of Open Source" panel by Sally Khudairi, and the Fast Feather Track's introductions to select projects in the Apache Incubator and Labs.

ApacheCon is for Everyone!

ApacheCon draws Open Source users, developers, gurus, students, novices, community managers, and enthusiasts to address today's issues, opportunities, and solutions focusing on the ASF's many diverse projects and initiatives. Anyone interested in Apache products is welcome: ASF affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in ApacheCon.

Registration Information

Early registration incentives include savings of up to $300 when registering by 31 December 2012 as well as special rates for students and Apache Committers. To register, visit http://na.apachecon.com/ .

Discounted sleeping room rates have been secured for ApacheCon attendees at the conference hotel until 28 January 2013. Requests made after the cutoff date or after the room block is sold out (whichever comes first) will be fulfilled based on availability at the prevailing rate of the hotel. Participants are encouraged to register early at http://na.apachecon.com/venue/ .

Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Partners

ApacheCon Sponsors include AppDynamics, IBM, HP, RedHat, and VMWare, and are joined by SourceForge, official event Media Partners. For sponsor, exhibitor, and community partnership opportunities, contact Nancy Asche <acnasponsorsATtheopenbastionDOTcom>.

Conference registration is complimentary for members of the press and analyst community with valid credentials. For media partnerships and registration, contact Corinna Rogers at <corinnaATstaedelcommsDOTcom> or on +1 404 941 4234 for more information.

Stay Informed + Get Involved!

To register or make a donation, visit http://na.apachecon.com/. To volunteer, connect with participants, or contribute to the "local guide" wiki, visit http://wiki.apache.org/apachecon/

Keep up with the latest developments and program updates by subscribing to announce@apachecon.com, following the @ApacheCon feed on Twitter, and tracking on Lanyrd at http://lanyrd.com/2013/apachecon/ .

ApacheCon is produced by The Open Bastion in partnership with The Apache Software Foundation.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way", more than 400 individual Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions 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(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, Go Daddy, Google, HP, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, WANdisco, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

"Apache", "ActiveMQ Apollo", "Apache ActiveMQ Apollo", "Airavata", "Apache Airavata", "Camel", "Apache Camel", "Cassandra", "Apache Cassandra", "CloudStack”, "Apache CloudStack”, "Cordova", "Apache Cordova", "Flex", "Apache Flex", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "HBase", "Apache HBase", "Hive", "Apache Hive", "Apache HTTP Server", "OODT", "Apache OODT", "OpenOffice", "Apache OpenOffice", "Qpid", "Apache Qpid", "Shiro", "Apache Shiro", "Solr", "Apache Solr", "Streams", "Apache Streams", "Tomcat", "Apache Tomcat", "Traffic Server", "Apache Traffic Server", and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tuesday October 30, 2012

The Apache Software Foundation Announces ApacheCon Europe Community Edition Officially Sold-Out; Extends CFP for North America Event

Premier Open Source event brings developers and users together to lead communities "The Apache Way", and accelerate success in evaluating, building, adopting, and deploying solutions across the Apache ecosystem.

Forest Hill, MD –30 October 2012– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) today announced key milestones and updates for ApacheCon, its official conference series.

Now in its 13th year, ApacheCon brings users, developers, gurus, students, novices, and enthusiasts together to explore key issues in evaluating, building, and adopting Open Source innovations "The Apache Way". ApacheCon is an ideal opportunity for technologists currently developing Apache-based solutions, as well as those interested in committing code to an Apache project, contributing to the Apache Incubator, or enhancing their Open Source products and community practices. In alignment with the community-driven culture of the ASF, all content for ApacheCon is selected by members of Apache Project Management Committees.

More than 500 delegates will convene at ApacheCon Europe 5-8 November 2012 at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, Germany. The sold-out event marks the introduction of the "Community Edition" of ApacheCon --a smaller, less formal event aimed at a more technically-oriented audience, and featuring nearly 140 presentations across 6 tracks, MeetUps, FastFeather and Community Tracks, Hackathon, and BarCamp. The complete schedule is available at http://www.apachecon.eu/schedule/

ApacheCon Europe is underwritten through a generous donation by Platinum Sponsor SAP; Claus von Riegen, Head of Open Source and Open Standards participation, will serve as the conference’s opening plenary speaker. Joining SAP are Gold Sponsors Citrix (co-sponsors of the Cloud Track and sponsors of the event’s wireless connectivity), Google (sponsors of special student registration subsidies), Hortonworks (exclusive sponsors of the Big Data Track), and LucidWorks (exclusive sponsors of the Lucene/Solr & Friends Track and LuceneEurocon, which is co-located with ApacheCon); and Silver Sponsors Cloudant (co-sponsors of the NoSQL Database Track), HP (co-sponsors of the Cloud Track), Optiver (co-sponsors of the NoSQL Database Track), and Oracle (sponsors of the Apache OpenOffice Track); and evening events sponsors Adobe, codeBusters, The Open Bastion, and VMware.

ApacheCon Europe Community Edition is organized and run by the Apache community with assistance from The Open Bastion, producers of ApacheCon North America 2013.

Scheduled to take place 24 February – 2 March 2013, ApacheCon North America will be held at the Portland Hilton in Portland, Oregon, United States. The event will kick off with pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and hackathon the first two days; followed by the main conference + expo 26-28 February; and closing with post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events.

The theme for ApacheCon North America is "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation", showcasing the diverse applications and solutions made possible by Apache technologies. Submissions about novel uses of Apache products and how they are helping to shape the future are particularly welcome, including proposals on technical, business and community matters for audiences at all levels from beginner to expert, with particular focus on those demonstrating real-world experience of solving specific problems.

Dozens of Apache technologies—from Abdera to Zookeeper—will be represented across popular topic areas and tracks that include: Apache Daily (everyday tools, frameworks, and components), ApacheEE (Java Enterprise projects at the ASF), Big Data, Enterprise Messaging & Integration, Cloud, Linked Data, Lucene/Solr & Friends (Smart Search & Analytics), Modular Java, NoSQL Database,    OFBiz (Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning), Apache OpenOffice, Web Infrastructure, Business & Community, and many more. To submit a proposal for ApacheCon North America, visit http://na.apachecon.com/

Early-Bird registration will open with the announcement of the conference program at the end of November. Updates will be posted on the @ApacheCon Twitter feed and the ApacheCon Website.

For sponsor and exhibitor information, contact Nancy Asche at acnasponsors@theopenbastion.com or on +1 407 601 6228.

For press/analyst registration and credentialing, or to become a Media Partner, contact Sally Khudairi on +1 617 921 8656 or sk@apache.org.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world’s most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way", more than 400 individual Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions 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(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, Go Daddy, Google, HP, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, WANdisco, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

"Apache", "Abdera", "Apache Abdera", "Zookeeper", "Apache Zookeeper" and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tuesday July 17, 2012

Call For Papers Now Open: ApacheCon Europe 2012 --DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 13 AUGUST!

Call For Papers now open for Open Source conference in Sinsheim, Germany

The official conference, trainings and expo of the ASF returns to Europe 5-9 November 2012 at the Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim, Germany. The Call For Papers is now open through 13 August 2012. Early-bird registration will open 6 August 2012.

Apache powers half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhances the lives of countless users and developers.
ApacheCon brings developers and users together to explore key issues in building Open Source solutions "The Apache Way". The 2012 Europe event will cover a wide range of topics, from Cloud to Big Data, from Content to Servers, Search to Store, Business and Tools. Tracks include:
- Apache Daily - ApacheEE - Big Data - Camel in Action - Cloud - Linked Data - Lucene/Solr and Friends - Modular Java - NoSQL - OpenOffice - Web Infrastructure

SAP is the lead underwriter for ApacheCon Europe 2012; additional opportunities for corporate and individual sponsorship are available.

For more information and to submit a presentation proposal, visit http://apachecon.com/.
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Wednesday May 16, 2012

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Unprecedented Growth During First Quarter of 2012

Demand for best-in-class Open Source solutions drives landmark achievements

Forest Hill, MD -–16 May 2012-– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced key milestones achieved in the first quarter of 2012.

Recognized as one of the most compelling communities in Open Source for shepherding, developing, and incubating innovations "The Apache Way", the ASF is responsible for millions of lines of code overseen by an all-volunteer community across six continents. Apache technologies power more than half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhance the lives of countless users and developers.

The record-setting first quarter marked new highs across an array of Apache initiatives, including Top-Level Projects, incubating innovations, sponsorship, individual and corporate contributions, and infrastructure. This unprecedented growth reinforces the broad-reaching success of the ASF's best-in-class software products, the power of the Apache brand, and its highly-emulated community development practices.

"Our landmark success can be attributed to Apache’s longstanding commitment to providing exceptional Open Source products, each with a stable codebase and an active community," said ASF President Jim Jagielski. "The ASF makes it easy for all contributors, regardless of any affiliations, to collaborate."

Top-Level Projects: the ASF's core activities [1] involve the development of its Top-Level Projects (TLPs), whose day-to-day activities are overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to each project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. As of 2002, the process for establishing new TLPs has been through the Apache Incubator. On occasion, a sub-project of an existing TLP may graduate to become a new, standalone TLP.

New TLPs graduating from the Apache Incubator in Q1 2012 are Apache Accumulo, Apache BVal, Apache Empire-db, Apache Gora, Apache Lucy, Apache OpenNLP, Apache Rave, and Apache Sqoop. This brings the total of TLPs to 104, marking the first time more than 100 TLPs are in active development (the ASF has had 121 TLPs in total; 20 have been retired to the Apache Attic).

Apache projects span Cloud computing and "Big Data" to Search and Semantics to application frameworks and build tools, providing the ability to meet the strong demand for interoperable, adaptable, ubiquitous, and sustainable Open Source solutions. There have been 87 new TLP software releases since January 2012, with milestone releases from Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop, Apache HTTP Server, and Apache TomEE.

After six years in development, Big Data powerhouse Apache Hadoop released v1.0 in January 2012, bolstering its popularity "as measured by substantial growth in client inquiries, dramatic rises in attendance at industry events, increasing financial investments, and the introduction of products from leading data management and data integration software vendors," according to Gartner Vice President Merv Adrian [2]. In addition, IDC’s Worldwide Hadoop-MapReduce Ecosystem Software Forecast [3] predicts market growth for Apache Hadoop and supporting Big Data products will exceed 60% annually.

The ASF's flagship project, the Apache HTTP Server, remains the world’s leading Web server, powering an all-time record of more than 425 million websites globally [4], and more than 500 community-developed modules to extend its functionality. In addition, the Apache HTTP Server celebrated its 17th Anniversary with the release of v2.4 in February 2012.

Apache Incubator: Open Source innovations intending to become fully-fledged Apache projects, including code donations from external organizations and existing external projects, must enter through the Apache Incubator [5]. Initiatives in development at the Apache Incubator –-known as "podlings"-- comprise both the project’s codebase and community. There were 19 new software releases from Apache Incubator podlings since January 2012.

A record 51 podlings are currently undergoing incubation, including Apache Bloodhound, Apache Cordova (formerly Callback), Apache Flex, Apache Giraph, and Apache Wave. Apache OpenOffice --the leading Open Source office productivity suite, and ASF’s first end-user-facing project-- successfully transitioned nearly 10 million lines of code in preparation for the release of OpenOffice v3.4, the first official Apache release under the auspices of The ASF. Apache OpenOffice v3.4 is now fully compliant under the Apache License v2, and was downloaded over 1 million times in its first week.

Over the past decade, 85 podlings have graduated from the Apache Incubator; 3 projects were retired, and 27 are considered dormant. New podlings in 2012 are Apache CloudStack, Apache DeviceMap, and Apache Syncope.

Sponsors: as a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, The ASF is funded through tax-deductible contributions from corporations, foundations, and private individuals [6]. For the past six years, The ASF Sponsorship Program [7] has helped offset day-to-day operating expenses such as bandwidth and connectivity, servers and hardware, legal and accounting services, marketing and public relations, general office expenditures, and support staff. New sponsors in 2012 include Citrix (Platinum), GoDaddy (Silver), Huawei (Silver), and Twitter (Bronze). They join Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! at the Platinum level; AMD, Hortonworks, HP, and IBM at the Gold level; Basis Technology, Cloudera, Matt Mullenweg, PSW Group, and SpringSource at the Silver level; and AirPlus International, BlueNog, Digital Primates, FuseSource, Intuit, Liip AG, Lucid Imagination, Talend, Two Sigma Investments, and WANdisco at the Bronze level.

Apache Members and Committers: in 1999, the ASF incorporated with an inaugural membership of 21 individuals who oversaw the progress of the Apache HTTP Server. Additions to this core group grew with developers who contributed code, patches, or documentation. Some of these contributors were subsequently granted "Committer" status by the Membership [8], granting access to: commit (write) directly to the code repository, vote on community-related decisions, and propose an active user for Committership. Those Committers [9] that demonstrate merit in the Foundation's growth, evolution, and progress are nominated for ASF Membership by existing members. The meritocratic "Contributor-Committer-Member" approach is the central governing process [10] across the Apache ecosystem.

The ASF's 391 active Members (449 total elected; 55 emeritus, 3 deceased); will be voting in new ASF Members in the upcoming annual Members meeting. The Committership process is ongoing, with no formal nomination or election timeframe. There are currently 2,967 active Apache Committers.

Contributions: in order for a project to become hosted at Apache it has to be licensed to the ASF [11] with a grant or contributor agreement in order for the ASF to gain the necessary intellectual property rights for the development and distribution of its projects. Whist all contributors of ideas, code, or documentation to the ASF must sign a Contributor License Agreement (CLA), copyright remains with the contributor --a license for reuse is given to the Foundation.

- Individuals --a signed Individual CLA (ICLA) is required before an individual is given commit rights to an ASF project to clearly define the terms under which intellectual property has been contributed, and allow the project to be defended should there be a legal dispute regarding its software. 251 Individual CLAs have been signed in 2012 thus far; a total of 4,651 have been signed overall.

- Corporations/Institutions --organizations whose employees are assigned to work on Apache projects as part of an employment agreement may sign a Corporate CLA (CCLA) to contribute intellectual property via the corporation. In addition, every developer must also sign their own ICLA to cover any of their contributions as an individual that are not owned by the corporation signing the CCLA. Companies that have signed CCLAs include Cloudera, Facebook, Hortonworks, kippdata GmbH, LinkedIn, and SoundCloud. In 2012 thus far, 17 new Corporate CLAs have been signed, totaling 384 overall.

Software Grants: those individuals or corporations that donate a body of existing software or documentation to an Apache project needs to execute a formal Software Grant Agreement (SGA) with the ASF. Typically, this is done after negotiating approval with the ASF Incubator or one of the PMCs, as the ASF will not accept software without a viable community to support a collaborative project. 9 SGAs have been signed during Q1 2012, with 337 SGAs on file.

Community Relations: in addition to Apache Members and Committers, countless developers and users contribute to the growth of Apache-based activities across the Open Source landscape. Two of the ASF's outreach-oriented committees include Community Development [12], which handles initiatives such as Google Summer of Code (17 TLPs and 9 Podlings are currently mentoring 41 student projects); and Conference Planning [13], which oversees Apache-themed BarCamps and MeetUps, and ApacheCon, the ASF's official conference, trainings, and expo. 2012 marks the return of ApacheCon Europe, taking place late Fall in Germany.

Infrastructure: a distributed team on two continents comprising 10 rotating volunteers and 4 paid staff keep the ASF infrastructure [14] of roughly two dozen servers and more than 75 distinct hosts --accessed by millions of people across the globe-- running 24x7x365. The Apache Infrastructure team has released 99.96GB of artifacts so far this year.

"There's no stopping the interest in Apache-led projects --from the number of innovations in the Incubator, to best-in-breed solutions powering mission-critical applications, to the widespread popularity of the Apache License," added Jagielski. "The Apache community at-large is driving this momentum by providing code, documentation, bug reports, design feedback, testing, evangelizing, mentoring, and more. There’s always a way to contribute!"

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 400 individual Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions 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(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, GoDaddy, Google, IBM, HP, Hortonworks, Huawei, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.

"Apache", "Apache ACE", "Apache Bloodhound", "Apache CloudStack", "Apache Cordova", "Apache Deltacloud", "Apache DeviceMap", "Apache Flex", "Apache Giraph", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache OpenOffice", "Apache Rave", "Apache Sqoop", "Apache Syncope", "Apache TomEE", "Apache Wave", and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Resources:
[1] Foundation Overview - http://www.apache.org/foundation/
[2] Apache Hadoop v1.0 press release - http://blogs.apache.org/foundation/date/20120104
[3] IDC Worldwide Hadoop-MapReduce Ecosystem Software Forecast - http://www.idg.com/www/pr.nsf/ByID/MBEN-8U6JAG
[4] Netcraft May 2012 Web Server Survey - http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2012/05/02/may-2012-web-server-survey.html
[5] Apache Incubator - http://incubator.apache.org/
[6] List of ASF Sponsors - http://www.apache.org/foundation/thanks.html
[7] ASF Sponsorship Program - http://apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html
[8] ASF Members - http://apache.org/foundation/members.html
[9] ASF Committer Index - http://people.apache.org/committer-index.html
[10] How the ASF Works - http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html
[11] Apache Licenses, CLAs, and Software Grants - http://www.apache.org/licenses/
[12] Apache Community Development - http://community.apache.org/
[13] Apache Conferences Committee - http://www.apache.org/foundation/conferences.html
[14] Apache Infrastructure - http://www.apache.org/dev/infrastructure.html

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Monday July 25, 2011

Media Alert: Meet Members, Officers, and Committers of The Apache Software Foundation at OSCON 2011

WHO: The Apache Software Foundation; Apache powers half the Internet, terabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhances the lives of countless users and developers. Established in 1999 to shepherd, develop, and incubate Open Source innovations "The Apache Way", the ASF oversees 150+ projects led by a volunteer community of over 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers across six continents.

WHAT: The ASF returns to OSCON, providing conference participants and members of the media and analyst community an opportunity to meet with members of the Apache community. Attendees can learn about how the ASF works, and discuss Apache projects, from servers to build tools to Cloud computing --from Abdera to Zookeper. Individuals and topics include:

1) ASF directors and officers:

- Greg Stein, ASF Vice Chairman and VP Apache Subversion
- Craig Russell, ASF Secretary
- Serge Knystautas, VP Fundraising
- Sally Khudairi, VP Marketing & Publicity


2) ASF Members presenting at OSCON:

- David Blevins, VP Apache OpenEJB (session: "Apache TomEE -- Tomcat with a Kick")
- Paul Fremantle, VP Apache Synapse (sessions: "PaaS Times: understanding Open Source Platform-as-a-Service" and "Stratos - an Open Source Cloud Platform")
- Jeff Genender, Apache Geronimo, OpenEJB, ServiceMix, CXF, and Mina Committer ("Everything You Wanted to Know about Open Source that Nobody Told You")
- Erik Hatcher, Apache Lucene Project Management Committee and Apache Solr Core Committer (training: "Solr Application Development Tutorial")
- Leif Hedstrom, VP Apache Traffic Server (session: "Deploying Apache Traffic Server")
- Noirin Plunkett, ASF Executive Vice President (session: "How to Win Friends and Write Documentation")
- Paul Querna, Apache Libcloud Project Management Committee and former VP ASF Infrastructure (sessions: "Core Team Q&A" and "Real Projects Built In Node – CloudKick")
- Gianugo Rabellino, VP Apache XML (session: "Behind The Scenes: Microsoft, Open Source, And Interoperability - What's Ahead!")


3) Code Committers from various Apache projects, including Chemistry, Hadoop, HTTP Server, Shindig, Traffic Server, and more.

In addition, visitors can enter to win free admission to ApacheCon 2011. This year's theme is "Open Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership", featuring dozens of sessions that help accelerate success in the use, development, and deployment of Apache projects across the Open Source ecosystem.

WHEN: 
26 July – Opening Reception 5-6PM
27 July – 10AM-5PM; Booth Crawl 6-7PM
28 July – 10AM-5PM (Expo close)

To view the complete OSCON schedule, visit http://www.oscon.com/

WHERE: Apache Booth #725 – OSCON Expo Hall, Oregon Convention Center. 

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions 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(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.


For more information, contact:
Sally Khudairi
Vice President
The Apache Software Foundation
sk@apache.org
+1 617 921 8656
+44 (0) 20 3239 9686 

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Saturday November 06, 2010

Apache News Roundup from the ApacheCon Show Floor

The following newsworthy events took place during the course of ApacheCon North America 1-5 November:

1) Foundation Updates

Membership count: 330 (31 new Members; 52 emeritus)

Committer count: +2,500 (approximately 200 additional Committers over the past year)

The ASF is governed by the community it most directly serves -- the people collaborating within its projects. Apache Committers are developers who contribute (individuals who "commit" or "write" code, patches, or documentation) directly to the Apache code repository. Apache Members are Committers who have demonstrated merit in the Foundation’s growth, evolution, and progress, and have been nominated for and elected to be awarded ASF Membership by existing Members. ASF Members have the right to vote on community-related decisions; and and the ability propose an active user for Committership. 

Sponsors: the ASF welcomed new Sponsors AMD and IBM at the Gold level, and Lucid Imagination at the Bronze level.

Java Community Process: the ASF's seat on the JCP Executive Committee was ratified on 2 November 2010.

2) Apache Projects

Apache Top-level Projects: 82 total; new Apache Projects added are Avro, Axis, Cassandra, Click, HBase, Hive, Karaf, Mahout, Nutch, Pivot, Shindig, Subversion, Tika, Traffic Server, UIMA.

Project updates include Apache Hive v0.6.0; Apache James Server 3.0-M1; Apache Jackrabbit v2.0.3 and v2.1.2; Apache Tomcat Connectors v1.2.31; and Apache Mahout v0.4.

Apache Incubator: 41 projects are currently under development. New to the Apache Incubator are: Alois, Clerezza, Deltacloud, Etch, Isis, libcloud, Lucene Connector Framework, Lucy, Nuvem, OODT, Whirr, and Zeta Components. 

Apache Labs: 32 initiatives being sandboxed. Apache Labs projects are created to quickly explore technical viability without the necessity of community building.


3) Events

BarCampApache: the ASF will be hosting its first event in Australia at the University of Sydney on 11 December 2010.

ApacheCon: the next North American conference will be in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 7-11 November 2011.

For more information, contact Sally Khudairi, VP Marketing & Publicity at press@apache.org.

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Wednesday October 06, 2010

ApacheCon Announces Keynote Presentations by Thought Leaders Dana Blankenhorn of ZDNet, Daniel Crichton of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Bob Sutor of IBM Corporation

ApacheCon, the official conference, trainings, expo, hackathon, barcamp and meetups of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced the keynote presenters and sponsors for ApacheCon North America. This year's event takes place 1-5 November 2010 at the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia, with numerous early registration incentives available through Friday, 8 October 2010.

The conference theme, "Servers, The Cloud, and Innovation", showcases an array of ASF-developed Open Source projects, community practices, and business solutions. Keynote addresses will be presented by:

 

  • Dana Blankenhorn, Linux and Open Source Writer, ZDNet – Wednesday, 3 November, 9AM
  • Daniel Crichton, Program Manager and Principal Computer Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Thursday, 4 November 11.30AM
  • Dr. Bob Sutor, Vice President of Open Systems and Linux, IBM Corporation – Friday, 4 November 12.30PM

 

 

Apache developers, users, enthusiasts, software architects, administrators, executives, and community managers will learn to successfully develop, deploy, and leverage existing and emerging Open Source technologies critical to their businesses. Hands-on trainings and general conference sessions will cover in-depth dozens of Apache products such as Cassandra, Geronimo, Hadoop, Lucene, Tomcat, and the Apache HTTP Server.

Special events during the week include BarCampApache, Hackathon, MeetUps, expo hall, receptions, and ample networking opportunities with peers and new connections. Both BarCampApache and ASF Project MeetUps are open to the public free of charge.

ApacheCon Gold sponsor HotWax Media and Silver sponsor Hewlett-Packard are joined byexhibitors and sponsors that include: CollabNet, Day Software, Facebook, Hippo, IBM, Lucid Imagination, Ning, Progress Fuse, Rackspace, SpringSource, The Apache Software Foundation, WSO2, and Yahoo!. For sponsor, exhibitor, and community partnership opportunities, contact Delia Frees at delia@apachecon.com.

Media registration is available for members of the press with valid credentials. Contact Sally Khudairi at sk@apache.org for more information.

Early-bird registration incentives include savings of up to $150 with the Hotel+Registration package, 20% off Full-Conference+Trainings Immersion, and group registration rates. For the complete list of sessions and to register, visit http://apachecon.com/ and follow the@ApacheCon feed on Twitter.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer ASF oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software, powering more than 130 Million Websites worldwide. Today, more than 300 individual Members and 2,300 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide through thousands of software solutions distributed under the Apache License. The community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors that include AMD, Basis Technology, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Progress Software, VMware, and Yahoo!. Additional sponsors include Matt Mullenweg, AirPlus International, BlueNog, Intuit, Joost, and Two Sigma Investments. More information is available at http://www.apache.org/, theannounce@apache.org mailing list, the ASF Blog, and the @TheASF feed on Twitter.

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ApacheCon Announces Keynote Presentations by Thought Leaders Dana Blankenhorn of ZDNet, Daniel Crichton of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Bob Sutor of IBM Corporation

ApacheCon, the official conference, trainings, expo, hackathon, barcamp and meetups of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced the keynote presenters and sponsors for ApacheCon North America. This year's event takes place 1-5 November 2010 at the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia, with numerous early registration incentives available through Friday, 8 October 2010.

The conference theme, "Servers, The Cloud, and Innovation", showcases an array of ASF-developed Open Source projects, community practices, and business solutions. Keynote addresses will be presented by:

  • Dana Blankenhorn, Linux and Open Source Writer, ZDNet – Wednesday, 3 November, 9AM
  • Daniel Crichton, Program Manager and Principal Computer Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Thursday, 4 November 11.30AM
  • Dr. Bob Sutor, Vice President of Open Systems and Linux, IBM Corporation – Friday, 4 November 12.30PM

Apache developers, users, enthusiasts, software architects, administrators, executives, and community managers will learn to successfully develop, deploy, and leverage existing and emerging Open Source technologies critical to their businesses. Hands-on trainings and general conference sessions will cover in-depth dozens of Apache products such as Cassandra, Geronimo, Hadoop, Lucene, Tomcat, and the Apache HTTP Server.

Special events during the week include BarCampApache, Hackathon, MeetUps, expo hall, receptions, and ample networking opportunities with peers and new connections. Both BarCampApache and ASF Project MeetUps are open to the public free of charge.

ApacheCon Gold sponsor HotWax Media and Silver sponsor Hewlett-Packard are joined by exhibitors and sponsors that include: CollabNet, Day Software, Facebook, Hippo, IBM, Lucid Imagination, Ning, Progress Fuse, Rackspace, SpringSource, The Apache Software Foundation, WSO2, and Yahoo!. For sponsor, exhibitor, and community partnership opportunities, contact Delia Frees at delia@apachecon.com.

Media registration is available for members of the press with valid credentials. Contact Sally Khudairi at sk@apache.org for more information.

Early-bird registration incentives include savings of up to $150 with the Hotel+Registration package, 20% off Full-Conference+Trainings Immersion, and group registration rates. For the complete list of sessions and to register, visit http://apachecon.com/ and follow the @ApacheCon feed on Twitter.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer ASF oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software, powering more than 130 Million Websites worldwide. Today, more than 300 individual Members and 2,300 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide through thousands of software solutions distributed under the Apache License. The community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors that include AMD, Basis Technology, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Progress Software, VMware, and Yahoo!. Additional sponsors include Matt Mullenweg, AirPlus International, BlueNog, Intuit, Joost, and Two Sigma Investments. More information is available at http://www.apache.org/, the announce@apache.org mailing list, the ASF Blog, and the @TheASF feed on Twitter.

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Monday August 30, 2010

Registration Opens for ApacheCon North America 2010

Open Source Users, Developers, and Members of the Global Apache Community Gather to Share Insight on "Servers, The Cloud, and Innovation"

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and Stone Circle Productions today announced the opening of registration for ApacheCon North America, taking place 1-5 November 2010 at the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia.

The theme of the ASF's official user conference, trainings, and expo is "Servers, The Cloud, and Innovation," featuring an array of educational sessions on Open Source technology, business, and community topics at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Experts will share professionally directed advice, tactics, and lessons learned to help users, enthusiasts, software architects, administrators, executives, and community managers successfully develop, deploy, and leverage existing and emerging Open Source technologies critical to their businesses.

The conference program features in-depth coverage of topics that include:


- Cassandra/NoSQL

- Commons

- Content Technologies

- (Java) Enterprise Development

- Felix/OSGi

- Geronimo

- Hadoop + friends/Cloud Computing

- Lucene, Mahout + friends/Search

- Tomcat

- Tuscany

- Business & Community



The event comprises:


- 78 sessions, case studies, and panel discussions

- 24 pre-conference trainings

- 3 keynote presentations


Special events include BarCamp Apache, Hackathon, MeetUps, expo hall, receptions, and ample networking opportunities with peers and new connections.

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available; for more information, contact Delia Frees at delia@apachecon.com.

Media registration is available for members of the press with valid credentials. For more information, or to become a media partner, contact Sally Khudairi at sk@apache.org.

Early-bird registration incentives include savings of up to $150 with the Hotel+Registration package, 20% off Full-Conference+Trainings Immersion, and group registration rates. For the complete list of sessions and to register, visithttp://apachecon.com/ and follow the @ApacheCon feed on Twitter.

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Wednesday April 28, 2010

Call for Participation: Technical Talks -- ApacheCon North America 2010

KINDLY NOTE: THE CORRECT ADDRESS TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL IS cfp AT apachecon DOT com

ApacheCon North America 2010
1-5 November 2010 -- Westin Peachtree in Atlanta

Technical Tracks: Call For Participation
All submissions must be received by Friday, 28 May 2010 at midnight Pacific Time.

The official conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) returns to Atlanta this November, with dozens of technical, business, and community-focused sessions at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Over the past decade, the ASF has gone from strength to strength, developing and shepherding nearly 150 Top-Level Projects and new initiatives in the Apache Incubator and Labs. This year's ApacheCon celebrates how Apache technologies have sparked creativity, challenged processes, streamlined development, improved collaboration, launched businesses, bolstered economies, and improved lives.

We are proud of our achievements and recognize that the global Apache community --both developers and users-- are responsible for the success and popularity of our products.

The ApacheCon Planning Team are soliciting 50-minute technical presentations for the next conference, which will focus on the theme “Servers, the Cloud, and Innovation”.

We are particularly interested in highly-relevant, professionally-directed presentations that demonstrate specific probrlems and real-world solutions. Part of the technical program has already been planned; we welcome proposals based on the following Apache Projects and related technical areas:

- Cassandra/NoSQL
- Content Technologies
- (Java) Enterprise Development
- Felix/OSGi
- Geronimo
- Hadoop + friends/Cloud Computing
- Lucene, Mahout + friends/Search
- Tomcat
- Tuscany

Submissions are open to anyone with relevant expertise: ASF affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in ApacheCon.

Please keep in mind that whilst we encourage submissions that the highlight the use of specific Apache solutions, we are unable to accept marketing/commercially-oriented presentations.

Other proposals, such as panels, or those longer than 50 minutes in duration have been considered in the past. You are welcome to submit an alternate presentation, however, such sessions are accepted under exceptional circumstances. Please be as descriptive as possible, including names/bios of proposed panelists and any related details.

All accepted speakers (not co-presenters) qualify for general conference admission and a minimum of two nights lodging at the conference hotel. Additional hotel nights and travel assistance are possible, depending on the number of presentations given and type of assistance needed.

To submit a presentation proposal, please send an email to cfp AT apachecon DOT com containing the following information in plaintext (no attachments, please):

1. Your full name, title, and organization

2. Contact information, including your address

3. The name of your proposed session (keep your title simple and relevant to the topic)

4. The technical category of the intended presentation (Cassandra/NoSQL; Content Technologies; (Java) Enterprise Development; Felix/OSGi; Geronimo; Hadoop + friends/Cloud Computing; Lucene, Mahout + friends/Search; Tomcat; or Tuscany)

5. The classification for each presentation (Servers, Cloud, or Innovation) – some presentations may have more than one theme (e.g., a next-generation server can be classified both as "Servers" and "Innovation"

6. The intended audience level (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

7. A 75-200 word overview of your presentation

8. A 100-200-word speaker bio that includes prior conference speaking or related experience

9. Feedback or references (with contact information) on presentations given within the last three years

To be considered, proposals must be received by Friday, 28 May 2010 at midnight Pacific Time. Please email any questions regarding proposal submissions to cfp AT apachecon DOT com.

Technical Tracks Key Dates

23 April 2010: Call For Participation Open
28 May 2010: Call For Participation Closes
11 June 2010: Speaker Acceptance/Rejection Notification
1-5 November 2010: ApacheCon NA 2010

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

For the ApacheCon Planning team,
Sally Khudairi, Program Lead

Saturday March 20, 2010

ApacheCon NA 2010 Business/Community Track Call For Participation

ApacheCon North America 2010
Business/Community Track Call For Participation

All submissions must be received by Friday, 30 April 2010 at midnight Pacific Time.


The official conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) will return to Atlanta this November, with dozens of sessions on Servers, Cloud Computing, Search, NoSQL, Incubating projects, innovations, emerging technologies, and more. ApacheCon's technical tracks are currently being planned by their respective Project Management Committees and will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Over the past five years, the ApacheCon Business/Community Track brought some of the most compelling non-technical topics in Open Source, bridging user, developer, and deployment issues as they relate to customer and community success.

We are soliciting 50-minute presentations for the Business/Community Track at the next conference, 1-5 November 2010, at the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta.

The ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way", is widely credited for the success of many leading Open Source projects and communities. We are particularly interested in presentations that demonstrate real-world examples that address The Apache Way and its impact on the following topics:

- The Business of Open Source (policies, governance, ecosystem)
- Adoption Success Stories (enterprise/business, military/government, non-profit/academic/research)
- Business Model Strategies (evolving landscape, transforming changes, emerging trends)
- Apache in the Enterprise (motivations, operations, markets, interoperability)
- Open Source In the House (tips/tricks/tools that improve internal processes, productivity, collaboration)
- Open Development and Distributed Computing
- Educating and Evangelizing
- Open Source Licenses and Legal Issues (roadmaps, hybrid environments, compatibility, etc.)
- Meritocracy Model and Community Building
- Mentoring Projects, Users, and Communities
- Fostering Emerging Group Participation (students, women, multi-national, etc.)


Other proposals on topics of interest that showcase “how we did it” are also welcome. Submissions are open to anyone with relevant expertise: ASF affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in ApacheCon.

Please keep in mind that whilst we are encourage submissions that the highlight the use of specific Apache solutions, we are unable to accept marketing/commercially-oriented presentations.

All accepted speakers (not co-presenters) qualify for general conference admission and a minimum of two nights lodging at the conference hotel. Additional hotel nights and travel assistance are possible, depending on the number of presentations given and type of assistance needed.

To submit a 50-minute presentation proposal, please send an email to bizcom AT apachecon DOT com containing the following information in plaintext (no attachments, please):

1. Your full name, title, and organization

2. Contact information, including your address

3. The name of your proposed session (keep your title simple and relevant to the topic)

4. The category of the intended presentation (Business or Community)

5. A 75-200 word overview of your presentation

6. A 100-200-word speaker bio that includes prior conference speaking or related experience

7. Feedback or references (with contact information) on presentations given within the last three years


To be considered, proposals must be received by Friday, 30 April 2010 at midnight Pacific Time. Please email any questions regarding proposal submissions to bizcom AT apachecon DOT com.


Business/Community Track Key Dates

20 March 2010: Call For Participation Open
30 April 2010: Call For Participation Closes
17 May 2010: Speaker Acceptance/Rejection Notification
1-5 November 2010: ApacheCon NA 2010


We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Business/Community Track Chairs
Sally Khudairi, Vice President, ASF Marketing & Publicity
Luciano Resende, Apache Community Development Committee

Tuesday August 18, 2009

ApacheCon US Early Bird Discount Extended through 21 August

If you haven't registered for ApacheCon US yet, you're in luck!

We've extended the Early Bird Discount through this Friday, 21 August, giving attendees the best rates available, with savings up to $200 on a full conference pass. Catch your favorite Apache projects, including Tomcat, Hadoop, and the world's favorite Web Server, and join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Apache Software Foundation!

Sign up today!

Monday July 27, 2009

Applications for Travel Assistance for ApacheCon US 2009 now open

The ASF Travel Assistance Committee (TAC) has opened applications to assist those seeking to attend ApacheCon US 2009 (2-6 November in Oakland, California), but are unable to do so for financial reasons.[Read More]

Saturday July 25, 2009

ASF Members share their experiences with Apache

The ASF launches a series of interviews with Members, Committers, developers, and users in celebration of the ASF's 10th Anniversary. Clips of select interviews will be posted online up to ApacheCon US 2009, where we will showcase the full series, along with birthday wishes from the Apache community at-large.
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Monday March 23, 2009

ApacheCon Europe 2009 kicks off today

First (real) post!  Welcome to the official blog of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

This week, we are here at the Mövenpick Amsterdam City Centre hotel for ApacheCon Europe 2009.  Today, we've got the Hackathon and BarCampApache going on in addition to a number of training sessions.  Tonight, we have some MeetUps.  Tomorrow, the Hackathon and the trainings continue with yet another round of MeetUps in the evening.  Then on Wednesday, the main conference sessions begin.

We'll be reporting more from ApacheCon in the next few days - so stay tuned.

And, of course, if you're in the Amsterdam area, please stop by and say hello!

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