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Media Alert: Meet Members, Officers, and Committers of The Apache Software Foundation at OSCON 2011

Portland, Ore., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO: The Apache Software Foundation; Apache powers half the Internet, terabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhances the lives of countless users and developers. Established in 1999 to shepherd, develop, and incubate Open Source innovations "The Apache Way", the ASF oversees 150+ projects led by a volunteer community of over 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers across six continents.

WHAT: The ASF returns to OSCON, providing conference participants and members of the media and analyst community an opportunity to meet with members of the Apache community. Attendees can learn about how the ASF works, and discuss Apache projects, from servers to build tools to Cloud computing --from Abdera to Zookeeper. Individuals and topics include:

1) ASF directors and officers:

    - Greg Stein, ASF Vice Chairman and VP Apache Subversion
    - Craig Russell, ASF Secretary
    - Serge Knystautas, VP Fundraising
    - Sally Khudairi, VP Marketing & Publicity

2) ASF Members presenting at OSCON:

    -David Blevins, VP Apache OpenEJB (session: "Apache TomEE -Tomcat
     with a Kick")
    - Paul Fremantle, VP Apache Synapse (sessions: "PaaS Times:
     understanding Open Source Platform-as-a-Service" and "Stratos -
     an Open Source Cloud Platform")
    -Erik Hatcher, Apache Lucene Project Management Committee and Apache
     Solr Core Committer (training: "Solr Application Development
     Tutorial")
    -Leif Hedstrom, VP Apache Traffic Server (session: "Deploying Apache
     Traffic Server")
    -Noirin Plunkett, ASF Executive Vice President (session: "How to Win
     Friends and Write Documentation")
    -Paul Querna, Apache Libcloud Project Management Committee and former
     VP ASF Infrastructure (sessions: "Core Team Q&A" and "Real Projects
     Built In Node - CloudKick")
    -Gianugo Rabellino, VP Apache XML (session: "Behind The Scenes:
     Microsoft, Open Source, And Interoperability -What's Ahead!")

3) Code Committers from various Apache projects, including Chemistry, Hadoop, HTTP Server, Shindig, Traffic Server, and more.

In addition, visitors can enter to win free admission to ApacheCon 2011. This year's theme is "Open Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership", featuring dozens of sessions that help accelerate success in the use, development, and deployment of Apache projects across the Open Source ecosystem.

WHEN:
26 July - Opening Reception 5-6PM
27 July - 10AM-5PM; Booth Crawl 6-7PM
28 July - 10AM-5PM (Expo close)

To view the complete OSCON schedule, visit http://www.oscon.com/

WHERE: Apache Booth #725 - OSCON Expo Hall, Oregon Convention Center.

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 350 individual Members and 3,000 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 a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.

SOURCE Apache Software Foundation

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