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From Chip Childers <>
Subject Re: The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack as a Top-Level Project: Request for Briefings
Date Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:15:05 GMT
Please send his info off-list. Thanks!

On Mar 21, 2013, at 5:46 PM, Karen Vuong <> wrote:

Hi Chip,

There is a question from Ben Kepes over at Diversity Limited. If you would
like to contact him directly, just let me know and I can send you his
contact info to your email address. Thanks!

Best regards,


*From:* Ben Kepes
*Sent:* Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:34 PM
*To:* Karen Vuong
*Subject:* Re: The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack
as a Top-Level Project: Request for Briefings


Can you get me some info around the makeup of the contributor community
please? How many from citrix and how many external?


Sent from a rather spiffy mobile device, 'scuse the typos.

On 22/03/2013 10:12 AM, "Karen Vuong" <> wrote:

Hi Ben,

The Apache Software Foundation will be announcing Apache CloudStack as a
Top-level project on Monday, March 25th at 10:00am Eastern time. As you may
know, Citrix proposed the project to Apache in April 2012, and the
graduation from an Apache incubator to a Top-Level project is a major
milestone for Apache CloudStack. It signifies that the Project's community
and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process
and principles.

This is not a Citrix release, but we'd like to help facilitate
conversations between press and contributors to Apache CloudStack. I've
attached the project release below, and would be happy to help arrange a
time today, tomorrow, or this weekend for you to speak with a member of the

You can reach me via email or at , to schedule time for a briefing. Please
let me know if you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer


* *

*Karen Vuong*

Open Source Cloud Marketing Coordinator, Cloud Platforms Group



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*Powering mobile workstyles and cloud services.*

*[ANNOUNCE] The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack as a
Top-Level Project*

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,

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
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Group, SpringSource/VMware,  WANdisco, and Yahoo!. For more information,
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