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From Frans Thamura <>
Subject Re: The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStconack as a Top-Level Project
Date Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:29:59 GMT
awesome news, congrat

cloud will become mainstream platform
On Mar 25, 2013 9:19 PM, "Joe Brockmeier" <> wrote:

> Sending to users@ - this is now officially official! Please spread the
> word on Twitter, Facebook, etc.
> Thanks!
> Joe
> 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
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> 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
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> #  #  #
> Contact:
> Sally Khudairi
> Vice President
> The Apache Software Foundation
> +1 617 921 8656
> Best,
> jzb
> --
> Joe Brockmeier
> Twitter: @jzb

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