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ApacheCon US 2009 Draws Unprecedented Support From the Global Open Source Community and Recognition for the 10th Anniversary and Influence of The Apache Software Foundation

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

FOREST 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 ( See letter, PDF ) and by Oakland City Mayor Ron Dellums ( See letter, PDF ) 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 Day.

ApacheCon 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:

Community Driven, Community Supported

New 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:

Event Resources

About ApacheCon

The 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 http://www.apachecon.com/.

SOURCE Apache Software Foundation