The Apache Software Foundation Exceeds 2 Million Code Commits

Forest Hill, MD, July 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Earlier this month, The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)surpassed its two millionth revision milestone with a commit by ASFMember* Daniel Kulp on behalf of the Apache CXF Project:

Just four years ago, the ASF reached the 1M commit mark. Sincethen, Apache repositories changed greatly with the introduction ofGit to the source code management system. The original Subversion(SVN) repository has been decentralized and augmented with 268 Gitrepositories, in addition to a robust GitHub presence with 564different repositories.

In addition, the ASF reached another notable milestone thismonth with Apache email archives exceeding 11M messages.

“We are distributing terabytes of artifacts per week. Just inApache OpenOffice, we’ve distributed petabytes worth of artifacts,”said David Nalley, Vice President of ASF Infrastructure.

A distributed infrastructure team on four continents comprising10 rotating volunteers and 4 paid staff keep the ASF’sinfrastructure running 24x7x365.

“In the 15 years of the ASF’s history Infrastructure has movedfrom one machine sitting under a desk, to a multi-datacenter,multi-cloud deployment on multiple continents that serves the200-plus projects that call the ASF home,” added Nalley.

Since 1999, the all-volunteer ASF has been developing andshepherding over two hundred leading Open Source projects,including Apache HTTP Server –the world’s most popular Web serversoftware– and dozens of industry-defining technologies and toolssuch as Apache Accumulo, Apache Cassandra, Apache CloudStack,Apache CouchDB, Apache Flex, Apache Hadoop, Apache Lucene/Solr,Apache Open Climate Workbench, Apache ServiceMix, ApacheSpamAssassin, Apache Tomcat, and many others. In addition to ApacheTop-level Projects (and sub-projects), there are currently 33″podlings” undergoing development in the Apache Incubator, and 38technical initiatives in the Apache Labs.

The ASF’s more than 450 individual Members and 3,500 Committerssuccessfully collaborate to develop freely availableenterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide:thousands of software solutions are distributed under the ApacheLicense; and the community actively participates in ASF mailinglists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation’sofficial user conference, trainings, and expo, taking place 17-21November 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.

As a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, The ASF’s day-to-dayoperating expenses are offset by individual donors and corporatesponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast,Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting,Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo.The ASF’s current server hosting and bandwidth is provided byOregon State University Open Source Lab in the United States, andby SURFnet and Freie UniversitAt Berlin (FUB) in Europe. Inaddition, substantial cloud credits have been donated by Microsoftand Rackspace.

*NOTE TO EDITORS — About Apache Members and Committers: in1999, the ASF incorporated with an inaugural membership of 21individuals who oversaw the progress of the Apache HTTP Server.Additions to this core group grew with developers who contributedcode, patches, or documentation. Some of these contributors weresubsequently granted “Committer” status by the Membership [1],granting access to: commit (write) directly to the code repository,vote on community-related decisions, and propose an active user forCommittership. Those Committers [2] that demonstrate merit in theFoundation’s growth, evolution, and progress are nominated for ASFMembership by existing members. The meritocratic”Contributor-Committer-Member” approach is the central governingprocess [3] across the Apache ecosystem.

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