First Apache Unconference in Australia to be held on 11th
December 2010

Forest Hill, MD - 6 December 2010 – The Apache Software
Foundation (ASF) and the University of Sydney today announced BarCampApache
Sydney, the ASF's first event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Taking place at
the University of Sydney's Darlington Centre on 11th December, BarCampApache is
an attendee-driven event, focusing on "The Apache Way" of developing Open Source
software. The event is open to the public free of charge.

"We are pleased
to partner with the University of Sydney, whose commitment to sharing knowledge,
high value collaboration, and next-generation innovation closely aligns with The
Apache Software Foundation," said ASF President Jim Jagielski. "Events such as
BarCampApache helps promote awareness of the tremendous impact of Open Source
solutions, and an opportunity for members of the technology community to meet,
network, and learn in an open environment."

The free to attend, one-day
event will be facilitated by ASF Members Nick Burch, Aristedes Maniatis, Gavin
McDonald, Noirin Plunkett, and Brett Porter.

The BarCampApache program
will be proposed and decided by the participants themselves. Dozens of Open
Source professionals, academics, and enthusiasts will address an array of topics
focusing on Apache products, including open development techniques and best
practices, Web 2.0-style data mashups, as well as engaging with and incubating
new initiatives within the ASF. The ad-hoc nature of BarCamp sessions allows
discussions to flow freely and deepen with smaller groups throughout the

BarCampApache Sydney is hosted by the Information and Communications
Technology centre at the University of Sydney, with additional support provided
by sponsors Alfresco, Atlassian, IBM, and MaestroDev.

For more
information and to register, 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 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

Sally Khudairi
The Apache Software Foundation
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