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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation Exceeds 2 Million Code Commits
Date Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:31:03 GMT
>> this announcement is also available online at http://s.apache.org/5p3


Interest surges in Apache's 200+ software projects, accelerating development and participation
by 100% in four years 


Earlier this month, The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) surpassed its two millionth revision
milestone with a commit by ASF Member* Daniel Kulp on behalf of the Apache CXF Project: 


> committer    Daniel Kulp <dkulp@apache.org> 
> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:38:23 +0000 (17:38 -0400) 
> commit    bf8fea668d23a2fc1bde471fad763ba63e112f11 
> Fix test failure 


Just four years ago, the ASF reached the 1M commit mark. Since then, Apache repositories changed
greatly with the introduction of Git to the source code management system. The original Subversion
(SVN) repository has been decentralized and augmented with 268 Git repositories, in addition
to a robust GitHub presence with 564 different repositories. 


In addition, the ASF reached another notable milestone this month with Apache email archives
exceeding 11M messages. 


"We are distributing terabytes of artifacts per week. Just in Apache OpenOffice, we've distributed
petabytes worth of artifacts, "said David Nalley, Vice President of ASF Infrastructure. 


A distributed infrastructure team on four continents comprising 10 rotating volunteers and
4 paid staff keep the ASF's infrastructure running 24x7x365. 


"In the 15 years of the ASF's history Infrastructure has moved from one machine sitting under
a desk, to a multi-datacenter, multi-cloud deployment on multiple continents that serves the
200-plus projects that call the ASF home," added Nalley. 


Since 1999, the all-volunteer ASF has been developing and shepherding over two hundred leading
Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server —the world's most popular Web server
software— and dozens of industry-defining technologies and tools such as Apache Accumulo,
Apache Cassandra, Apache CloudStack, Apache CouchDB, Apache Flex, Apache Hadoop, Apache Lucene/Solr,
Apache Open Climate Workbench, Apache ServiceMix, Apache SpamAssassin, Apache Tomcat, and
many others. In addition to Apache Top-level Projects (and sub-projects), there are currently
33 "podlings" undergoing development in the Apache Incubator, and 38 technical initiatives
in the Apache Labs. 


The ASF's more than 450 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, taking place 17-21 November 2014 in Budapest,
Hungary. 


As a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, The ASF's day-to-day operating expenses are offset
by individual donors and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast,
Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft,
Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo.  The ASF's current server hosting and bandwidth is
provided by Oregon State University Open Source Lab in the United States, and by SURFnet and
Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) in Europe. In addition, substantial cloud credits have been
donated by Microsoft and Rackspace. 


More information is available at http://www.apache.org/, the announce@apache.org mailing list,
the ASF Blog at http://blogs.apache.org/, and the @TheASF feed on Twitter. 


*NOTE TO EDITORS -- About 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
[1], granting access to: commit (write) directly to the code repository, vote on community-related
decisions, and propose an active user for Committership. Those Committers [2] 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 [3] across the Apache ecosystem. 


[1] ASF Members - http://apache.org/foundation/members.html 
[2] ASF Committer Index - http://people.apache.org/committer-index.html 
[3] How the ASF Works - http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html 


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