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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Bloodhound™ as a Top-Level Project
Date Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:00:35 GMT
>> this announcement is also available online at http://s.apache.org/WUj

Open Source Development Collaboration Tool Provides Intuitive Management of Software Projects
and Issue Tracking for Global Organizations of All Sizes

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."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Bloodhound software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a
self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC)
guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases.
Apache Bloodhound source code, documentation, mailing lists, and related resources are available
at http://bloodhound.apache.org/. 
Project updates and online demo instances are available for the latest stable released version,
as well as a nightly build that shows the latest progress in the project. For more information,
follow the nightly build at https://bh-demo1.apache.org/, the latest stable release at https://bh-demo2.apache.org/,
and the Apache Bloodhound Twitter feed @apbloodhound.

About the Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator is the entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of
the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. All code donations from external organizations
and existing external projects wishing to join the ASF enter through the Incubator to: 1)
ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards; and 2) develop new communities
that adhere to our guiding principles. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects
until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making
process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation
status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does
indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF. For more information, visit
http://incubator.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", "Bloodhound", "Apache Bloodhound", 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.

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Contact:
Sally Khudairi
Vice President
The Apache Software Foundation
press@apache.org
+1 617 921 8656


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