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Yahoo! commits to Apache Software Foundation as platinum sponsor
Posted on 14-Dec-2007 09:31 | Filed under: News



Yahoo! Inc. has become a platinum sponsor of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Yahoo!'s financial sponsorship of the non-profit, volunteer-run foundation will help provide working capital, hardware infrastructure, and support resources required to serve the ASF's projects and incubating initiatives.

The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and financial support for a broad range of Open Source software projects, including the popular Apache HTTP Server software.

Yahoo!'s support of the ASF stemmed from its work with the Apache HTTP Server and Lucene projects. Several members of Yahoo!’s development teams are active, long-term code contributors to Apache Hadoop, the open source platform that makes it possible to efficiently process vast amounts of data on a cluster of commodity hardware.

In addition, Yahoo! is committed to advancing the incubation of new Apache projects in the distributed computing area.

The company says it has embraced, adopted, and contributed to community-driven initiatives and related open source technologies. This, in turn, enables engineers and researchers around the world to cost effectively tackle the most challenging problems in computing today, including search, analytics, machine learning, scientific modeling and more.

“Yahoo! is one of the few companies in the world that has the necessary resources, expertise and experience to build software of this quality and scale,” said David Filo, Yahoo! co-founder. “Sponsoring the ASF demonstrates our commitment to quality open source infrastructure. Both Yahoo! and the open source community have benefited from collaborating with the ASF, and we're proud to be able to give back – by sharing our expertise and technology, as well as on a financial basis. We look forward to furthering our participation with the ASF in years to come.”

Yahoo! joins current ASF sponsors Google, HP, Covalent, Tetsuya Kitahata and Two Sigma Investments.










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