California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Oakland Mayor Ron
Dellums recognize The Apache Software Foundation for a decade of open
source leadership and technology innovation

HILL, Md., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Closing out the
celebrations for its 10th anniversary, The Apache Software Foundation
(ASF) today announced highlights from ApacheCon US 2009, which took
place November 2-6, 2009 in Oakland, Calif. The Foundation received
unprecedented support and recognition as testament to the growing
strength and influence of the global Apache community. During the week,
The ASF was honored by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and by
Oakland City Mayor Ron Dellums for the key technologies developed,
overseen, and shepherded by the all-volunteer organization over the
last decade. November 4 has been designated Apache Software Foundation

is the official user conference for The ASF. The event attracted more
than 600 attendees from the global Apache community, and featured the
most extensive conference program to date with more than 100 hours of
trainings, over 90 sessions, 25 BarCampApache discussion groups, 11
project MeetUps, two days of code collaboration at the Hackathon, and
numerous entertaining Lightning Talks. Dozens of corporate sponsors,
exhibitors, and community and media partners helped make this year's
ApacheCon among the most popular events to date.

Conference highlights include:

  • Thought-provoking
    keynotes, including the Apache Pioneers Panel reuniting ASF founding
    members and early contributors; Brian Behlendorf on how the Open Source
    movement has positively impacted social change; and Kirrily Robert on
    the role of women in Open Source.
  • Subversion, the award-winning
    Open Source version control and software configuration management tool,
    formally submitted itself to the Apache Incubator with the aim of
    becoming an ASF Top-Level Project.
  • Several Apache projects also
    celebrated their 10th anniversary, including Apache XML, Apache
    Jakarta, Apache Cocoon, Apache Xerces, Apache Ant, and Apache Tomcat,
    who debuted Tomcat 7.0 during the conference.
  • The Apache
    Directory project announced a newly-formed alliance between the
    OpenLDAP Foundation and the ASF, created to drive various industry
    standards. The Project also released version 1.5 of its Apache
    Directory Studio product during the event.
  • ASF Platinum Sponsor
    Microsoft announced that they will be renewing their sponsorship for
    the upcoming year, bolstering both their involvement in the ASF as well
    as with numerous Apache projects.
  • An unprecedented number of
    MeetUps were held throughout the week drawing attendees en masse to
    participate in discussions on popular Open Source projects such as
    NoSQL, Apache Tomcat, Apache Hadoop, Apache Maven, OSGi, and Subversion.
  • The
    ASF's 10th Anniversary was cited by numerous publications, members of
    the Open Source community, industry foundations, corporate users, and
  • The ASF's Big Feather Birthday Bash was followed
    by a rave-style afterparty that kicked off with music DJ'ed by "Vitamin
    B" -- a.k.a. ASF co-founder Brian Behlendorf.

Community Driven, Community Supported

to ApacheCon US 2009 was the project-driven conference program, whose
scope, sessions, and speakers were selected by the Apache Projects
themselves for their respective tracks. Since its incorporation, The
ASF has maintained a strong focus on developing leading software
through a meritocratic process supported by the community and fueled by
the passion and ideas of the community. Through the support of its
Membership, committers, sponsors, partners, and other Open Source
software communities, The ASF continues to develop quality software the
"Apache Way."

ApacheCon extends its utmost gratitude to supporters and to sponsors of this year's conference, which include:

  • Platinum Sponsors Microsoft and thawte;
  • Premier
    Sponsors CollabNet, Hewlett-Packard, Hippo, HotWax Media, Lucid
    Imagination, Progress Software, SourceForge, and SpringSource;
  • Community
    Sponsors and Exhibitors The Apache Software Foundation, Aster Data
    Systems, Cloudera, Day Software, Facebook, HALO Worldwide, LinkedIn,
    Mark Logic, MuleSoft, Ning, OSS Watch, Sun Microsystems, ThinkGeek, and
    WSO2; and
  • Community and Media Partners: FeatherCast, Linux
    Journal, LinuxPro Magazine, Manning Publications, Methods & Tools,
    MOO, NLUUG, Opensourc3, openSUSE, OStatic, Slashdot, Sourcesense, The
    Bitsource, WiLine, and WSO2 Oxygen Tank.

ASF continues its outreach to local communities with the upcoming
ApacheCon Roadshow Asia, taking place in Beijing, China 28-29 November,
and Colombo, Sri Lanka 3-5 December 2009.

Event Resources

  • Recorded
    Sessions: With the support of LinuxPro Magazine and CollabNet, The ASF
    was able to "live stream" select sessions from ApacheCon US 2009.
    Archived recordings will be available November 13 at
  • Presentations: Slides from ApacheCon sessions will be posted off the ApacheCon website at:
  • Video
    Shout Outs: Many attendees and community members shared their thoughts
    on Apache. Check out a catalog of videos on the Apache community
    YouTube channel:
  • Upcoming Events: Stay on top of upcoming ApacheCon events and BarCamps by following @ApacheCon on Twitter.

About ApacheCon

official user conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software
Foundation draws attendees from the global Open Source community for
unparalleled educational, networking, hacking, and social
opportunities. ApacheCon is co-produced by The Apache Software
Foundation and Stone Circle Productions, and has grown to be among the
premier events for cutting-edge Open Source technologies and industry
best practices. Held semi-annually in Europe and North America, smaller
ApacheCon community-focused events also take place in Asia. For more
information, visit

 Update: Governor Schwarzenegger and Mayor Dellums' letters are now available online.