There have been a number of exciting updates at and around the ASF over the winter holidays – which I enjoyed quite well with a long spell offline. No more; here are some of the key Apache news from the past month.
- Welcome Facebook as a Gold sponsor of the ASF! We all thank the growing list of formal ASF sponsors for their financial support – which goes to great use supporting our ever growing services for projects and committers
- Welcome the new Community Development PMC to the ASF. Luciano has some good discussion about this new project, and welcome to Ross as the new VP of the project.
- Welcome also to the three new more traditional code PMCs created at the December board meeting, Apache Pivot (building rich apps with Java & XML), Apache OpenWebBeans (implements JSR-299), and Apache Axis (combining Axis1 and Axis2 with common components).
- Users of Apache SpamAssassin should be sure to read about this critical advisory.
- Apache httpd admins probably already know this, but discussions are underway to declare 1.3.x and 2.0.x branches as deprecated soon.
- For those who missed it, much of ApacheCon US 2009 is not available as free archived video streams.
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