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From Jessica Tomechak <>
Subject Re: The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack™ as a Top-Level Project
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:47:38 GMT
Happy birthday.

Jessica T.

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 7:30 AM, Wido den Hollander <> wrote:

> On 03/25/2013 03:20 PM, Radhika Puthiyetath wrote:
>> Party time...
> Indeed! I'll open a beer on this awesome news tonight!
> Great work again everybody, let's keep making CloudStack better and better!
> Wido
>  -----Original Message-----
>> From: Joe Brockmeier []
>> Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 7:45 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack™ as a
>> Top-Level Project
>> Sending to dev@ - it's now officially official: Please spread the word!
>> Thanks!
>> Mature, Open Source turn-key platform widely used for delivering
>> scalable, full-featured Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds.
>> Forest Hill, MD –25 March 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 CloudStack 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.
>> "When CloudStack first became an Apache Incubator project, it was a
>> well-established cloud management platform with a mature codebase," said
>> Chip Childers, Vice President of Apache CloudStack. "Our work in the
>> Incubator has focused on growing a really strong community around the code
>> and establishing the governance practices expected of a top-level project
>> within The Apache Software Foundation."
>> Widely used in production by many organizations, CloudStack is formerly
>> the product of, which was acquired by Citrix in 2011, and was
>> submitted to the Apache Incubator by Citrix in April 2012.
>> Apache CloudStack is a complete software suite for creating
>> Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing in private-, public-,
>> and hybrid cloud environments. It has been proven to be both stable and
>> highly scalable, underpinning production clouds with more than 30,000
>> physical nodes, in geo-distributed environments.
>> "Becoming a TLP is an important step in the project's evolution and
>> growth," added Childers. "CloudStack had the advantage of having many
>> long-term, large deployments which had proven the stability and scalability
>> of the technology. This helped us concentrate on adopting the 'Apache Way'
>> of governance, which is well understood and open, delivering so many great
>> pieces of software over the years."
>> CloudStack's target environments include service providers and
>> enterprises; it is used by many service providers to set up an on-demand,
>> elastic cloud computing services and by enterprises to set up a private
>> cloud for use by their own employees. Apache CloudStack is also available
>> to individuals and organizations that wish to study and implement an IaaS
>> for personal, educational, and/or production use.
>> "We believe that Infrastructure-as-a-Service is the next generation of IT
>> infrastructure, and that people will demand open standards and open
>> governance for such an important layer in their IT stack," explained
>> Childers. That is why having the CloudStack project meet the rigorous
>> standards of ASF governance is so significant."
>> Underscoring the ASF's edict of "Community over Code", Childers said:
>> "we've managed to build a diverse, friendly and very open community
>> around CloudStack. New participants receive a really warm welcome and we
>> make sure that all contributors are on an equal footing, whether they are
>> writing code or helping with any other aspect of the project.
>> Anybody thinking of getting involved in the project would quickly find
>> what a great community we are. In addition to online involvement, we've
>> already had a global collaboration conference and there are many CloudStack
>> groups established in many different countries."
>> Availability and Oversight
>> Apache CloudStack 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
>> CloudStack source code, documentation, mailing lists, and related resources
>> are available at
>> 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
>> 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 or follow @TheASF on Twitter.
>> "Apache", "CloudStack", "Apache CloudStack", 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.
>> #  #  #
>> Contact:
>> Sally Khudairi
>> Vice President
>> The Apache Software Foundation
>> +1 617 921 8656
>> Best,
>> jzb
>> --
>> Joe Brockmeier
>> Twitter: @jzb
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