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From Randall Leeds <>
Subject Re: Cloudant & IBM: Our Commitment to Apache CouchDB
Date Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:37:03 GMT
Thanks for the note, Adam, and congratulations.

On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 6:29 AM, Adam Kocoloski <> wrote:

> Apache CouchDB means a great deal to me, and to Cloudant as a company.
> Cloudant and CouchDB have grown alongside each other over the past several
> years in one of the more authentic vendor/community collaborations I can
> think of in Apache history. Today marks the next step in Cloudant’s growth
> as we enter into a definitive agreement to become part of IBM.
> What does this mean for CouchDB? I would not have agreed to this
> transaction if I had any concerns about Cloudant’s ability to continue its
> contributions and collaboration with Apache CouchDB. IBM has a strong track
> record in open source software and a productive relationship with Apache;
> in fact, IBM was instrumental in bringing CouchDB to the ASF many years
> ago. IBM is fully supportive of our efforts here, and I’m looking forward
> to bringing increased resources to bear in support of the project.
> CouchDB has the potential to shape the future of distributed data
> management and computing. 2013 was a year of tremendous progress, as we
> doubled our committer base and shipped no fewer than eight releases.
> Already in 2014 we’ve seen amazing progress on long-standing initiatives to
> enhance the core of the system. The timing is right — in the market and for
> the community — to take the next big step forward. With your help, that is
> exactly what we will do.
> Truly, the future of CouchDB is CouchDB.
> Adam Kocoloski
> Co-Founder & CTO, Cloudant

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