Google-hosted site provides a "home-away-from-home" for code associated with 
Apache projects

Forest Hill, MD – 14 December 2010 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) today 
announced, the Google-hosted site for code associated with 
Apache projects that are not part of the Foundation's more than eighty 
Top-level Projects and dozens of initiatives in the Apache Incubator and Labs.

"The Apache Software Foundation has a long history of software innovation 
through collaboration; the larger the pool of potential contributors the more 
innovation we see," said Ross Gardler, ASF Vice President of Community 
Development. "Apache Extras provides a home for Apache related software which 
is not formally a part of the ASF itself. Having these projects on a single 
hosting platform will help to further accelerate innovation involving Apache 

Among the ASF's strengths are its well-established requirements relating to 
intellectual property management, license use, and community management. provides a home for projects that are unable to, or do not 
wish to, conform to those rules yet still want to signal their relationship to 
official Apache projects.

As projects on the new Google-hosted service will not be managed by The Apache 
Software Foundation, participants are allowed to use whatever license and 
project management process they desire. will provide a level 
of visibility for these projects that is unavailable on other code-hosting 

Existing Google Code projects related to Apache products can be easily migrated 
to the new site, whilst those involved with new 
Apache-related projects can start quickly by filling out a simple form. The ASF 
Community Development team will work directly with Apache Extras to ensure 
innovation around Apache projects is accelerated.

Technical queries regarding the ASF's relationship with can 
be directed to the ASF Community Development team at 
For information on migrating or setting up new projects, visit

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 300 individual Members and 2,500 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 funded by individual 
donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Facebook, 
Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. 
For more information, visit

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Sally Khudairi
The Apache Software Foundation
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