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Subject [1/3] beam-site git commit: Blog post on Beam graduation
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:04:17 GMT
Repository: beam-site
Updated Branches:
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Blog post on Beam graduation


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Commit: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/beam-site/commit/df96c7d4
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Branch: refs/heads/asf-site
Commit: df96c7d4a08aff9aaa7e2b5da41ad19d51cda2dd
Parents: e41c4b4
Author: Davor Bonaci <davor@google.com>
Authored: Mon Jan 9 13:12:54 2017 -0800
Committer: Davor Bonaci <davor@google.com>
Committed: Tue Jan 10 03:02:02 2017 -0800

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+---
+layout: post
+title:  "Apache Beam established as a new top-level project"
+date:   2017-01-10 00:00:01 -0800
+excerpt_separator: <!--more-->
+categories: blog
+authors:
+  - davor
+---
+
+Today, the Apache Software Foundation [announced](https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the-apache-software-foundation-announces)
+that Apache Beam has successfully graduated from incubation, becoming a new
+Top-Level Project at the foundation and signifying that its "community and
+products have been well-governed under the foundation’s meritocratic process
+and principles".
+
+<!--more-->
+
+Graduation is an exciting milestone for Apache Beam. Becoming a top-level
+project is a recognition of the amazing growth of the Apache Beam community,
+both in terms of size and diversity. It is fantastic to see ever-increasing
+participation on our development and user mailing lists, in pull requests,
+and at conferences and meetups. Contributions of additional runners and IO
+connectors further show the significant interest from other projects and
+organizations in being part of our growing community.
+
+Although graduation is a statement about community, our technical progress has
+also been impressive. We started with code donations from several companies
+that were tailored with a specific vendor and scenario in mind and had fragile
+component boundaries. The whole community worked extremely hard over the past
+year to refactor the codebase and documentation into a truly vendor-neutral and
+extensible framework. We have established an impressive engineering system and
+processes that promote test-driven development. This concerted focus on quality
+and execution excellence enabled us to publish four releases, each significantly
+better than the previous.
+
+Going forward, we will continue to extend the core abstractions to distill
+additional complex data processing patterns into intuitive APIs, and, at the
+same time, enhance the ability to interconnect additional storage/messaging
+systems and execution engines. Together, we are excited to push forward the
+state of the art in distributed data processing.
+
+This is also an opportunity to thank those who helped and supported us reaching
+this milestone. None of this would be possible without the Apache Software
+Foundation and its amazing volunteers who have wholeheartedly welcomed us into
+the family. In particular, we’d like to thank the Apache Incubator community
+for their guidance producing releases and following processes. We are especially
+thankful to the Apache Infra team for their assistance establishing Beam’s
+engineering system, particularly in the areas of testing infrastructure and
+development productivity.
+
+On behalf of the whole Apache Beam community, thank you to our incubation
+mentors Ted Dunning, Venkatesh Seetharam, and, previously, Bertrand Delacretaz
+and Jim Jagielski, for teaching us the Apache Way and guiding us through
+incubation. In particular, special thanks goes to our incubation champion and
+mentor Jean-Baptiste Onofré, whose extraordinary help, day after day, was
+instrumental in getting us here, and who continues as an active code contributor
+and a member of the project management committee.
+
+Please consider joining us, whether as a user or a contributor, as we work
+towards our first release with API stability. If you’d like to try out Apache
+Beam today, check out the latest
+[0.4.0 release]({{ site.baseurl }}/get-started/downloads/). We welcome
+contribution and participation from anyone through our mailing lists, issue
+tracker, pull requests, and events.


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