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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The ASF Launches "Apache Extras" to Accelerate Innovation
Date Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:15:17 GMT
Google-hosted site provides a "home-away-from-home" for code associated with Apache projects

Forest Hill, MD – 14 December 2010 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) today announced
apache-extras.org, the Google-hosted site for code associated with Apache projects that are
not part of the Foundation's more than eighty Top-level Projects and dozens of initiatives
in the Apache Incubator and Labs.

"The Apache Software Foundation has a long history of software innovation through collaboration;
the larger the pool of potential contributors the more innovation we see," said Ross Gardler,
ASF Vice President of Community Development. "Apache Extras provides a home for Apache related
software which is not formally a part of the ASF itself. Having these projects on a single
hosting platform will help to further accelerate innovation involving Apache software."

Among the ASF's strengths are its well-established requirements relating to intellectual property
management, license use, and community management. Apache-extras.org provides a home for projects
that are unable to, or do not wish to, conform to those rules yet still want to signal their
relationship to official Apache projects.

As projects on the new Google-hosted service will not be managed by The Apache Software Foundation,
participants are allowed to use whatever license and project management process they desire.
Apache-extras.org will provide a level of visibility for these projects that is unavailable
on other code-hosting forges.

Existing Google Code projects related to Apache products can be easily migrated to the new
apache-extras.org site, whilst those involved with new Apache-related projects can start quickly
by filling out a simple form. The ASF Community Development team will work directly with Apache
Extras to ensure innovation around Apache projects is accelerated.

Technical queries regarding the ASF's relationship with apache-extras.org can be directed
to the ASF Community Development team at dev@community.apache.org. For information on migrating
or setting up new projects, visit http://www.apache-extras.org

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 300
individual Members and 2,500 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 funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD,
Basis Technology, Facebook, Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, SpringSource/VMware,
and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.

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Sally Khudairi
The Apache Software Foundation
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