Facebook Becomes Apache Software Foundation Sponsor
The Apache Software Foundation announces that Facebook has become the latest Gold Sponsor of the open-source champion.The Apache Software Foundation announced Jan. 12 that Facebook has become the latest Gold Sponsor of the organization. Jim Jagielski, chairman of the open-source champion, said in a statement, "Sponsoring the ASF helps us [the ASF] grow existing projects, incubate new initiatives, promote community development, host user events, expand our outreach and provide the infrastructure that keeps the Foundation running on a day-to-day basis. We are grateful for the generous support of Facebook as Gold Sponsors."
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According to ASF documentation, Platinum Sponsors must donate $100,000 annually to the ASF, Gold Sponsors donate $40,000, Silver Sponsors donate $20,000, and Bronze Sponsors donate $5,000. In his statement, Jagielski also said: "With Open Source in its DNA, Facebook is an enthusiastic champion and active contributor to the ASF, including the Hive subproject of Apache Hadoop, as well as the popular incubating projects Thrift and Cassandra-all originally developed at Facebook." Meanwhile, in a Jan. 12 post on the Facebook Developer Blog, David Recordon, senior open programs manager at Facebook, said:"Facebook joins ASF Platinum Sponsors Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!; Gold Sponsor Hewlett-Packard; Silver Sponsors Progress Software and SpringSource/VMware; and Bronze Sponsors BlueNog, Intuit, Joost, and Matt Mullenweg."