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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Added Support by Oath to Help Apache Infrastructure
Date Thu, 31 May 2018 13:01:34 GMT
[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/eTNY ]

Augments ASF Platinum Sponsorship with Targeted Sponsorship at the Platinum Level 

Wakefield, MA —31 May 2018— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer
developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives,
announced today expanded support provided by Oath, a long-term ASF Platinum Sponsor.

Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, reaches over one billion people around the world with a house
of brands including Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, TechCrunch, Tumblr, and more. Oath is an active
Apache community supporter, and, through its brands, has a long history of technical excellence
and leadership in Open Source. In particular, Yahoo engineers have made significant contributions
to numerous Apache projects, including Hadoop, Storm, Spark, HBase, Oozie, Hive, Pig, Tez,
Zookeeper, Bookkeeper, and Traffic Server. Dozens of Oath employees are recognized Apache
Committers, many of whom have been and continue to be elected as ASF Members, serve on Project
Management Committees (PMCs), and chair PMCs.

The ASF recently announced its new Targeted Sponsors, who provide the Foundation with contributions
for specific activities or programs, such as donating cloud services, funding a project hackathon,
providing legal services, offering community member benefits, underwriting expenses for ApacheCon,
as well as other means of supporting the ASF.

In addition to Oath's Platinum-level sponsorship of the ASF, the company is helping boost
the efforts of the ASF's infrastructure team by donating colocation space, machines, and onsite
technical support.

"As dedicated ASF participants who have benefitted from and given back to the community, we
know how important the Foundation’s work is to the advancement of technology for all," said
Mark Holderbaugh, VP of software development at Oath. "Our multipronged support is a declaration
of the Foundation's value and we are very pleased to continue to lend our expertise and resources
to further The Apache Way."

"ASF Sponsors such as Oath help us run our day-to-day operations," said Phil Steitz, ASF Chairman.
"Targeted Sponsorships allows us the ability to provide support in additional areas of need.
Each day, more than 300 Apache projects and their communities rely on build services that
are maintained by the ASF Infrastructure Team. The generosity provided by Oath helps us expand
our infrastructure services beyond continuous integration and testing, to enable automated
website generation and more. Their efforts, in turn, help our community at-large, and benefit
the billions of Apache users around the world."

The ASF Infrastructure Team is distributed across three continents, and keeps the Foundation's
 services running 24x7x365 at near 100% uptime at less than US$5,000 per project. As the ASF
is a purely virtual organization, it does not have offices or buildings; its only physical
existence is the technical infrastructure that enables it to operate. For performance statistics
that reflect 7M+ weekly checks and project mail volume across 1,131 lists, visit http://status.apache.org/

About Oath
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people
love. Oath reaches one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology
brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media and technology.
For more on Oath, visit www.oath.com.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 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 730 individual Members
and 6,800 Committers across six continents 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(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations
and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital
One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur,
LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Oath, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat,
Target, and Union Investment. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Apache HTTP Server", 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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Mike Sefanov
Corporate Communications, Technology
Oath
+1 650 281 8099
sefanov@oath.com

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