SpringSource Proud Supporter of Apache Software Foundation and ApacheCon Europe 2009

Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:01am EDT

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Leading Company Behind Apache Tomcat Support Applauds 2009 as the 10th
Anniversary of the Apache Software Foundation
AMSTERDAM--(Business Wire)--
For the past decade, SpringSource, the enterprise Java leader, has supported the
Apache Software Foundation (ASF). SpringSource is a leading company behind
providing support and services for Apache technologies, namely Apache Tomcat,
the Apache Web Server and Apache ActiveMQ. At this week`s ApacheCon Europe 2009
conference being held in Amsterdam, SpringSource is once again showing its
continued support for the pioneering open source organization that is
celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. 

SpringSource`s involvement with Apache technologies grew in 2008 when the
company acquired Covalent Technologies. Covalent employees were instrumental in
the development of the original Apache Web Server project (HTTPD), which now
runs more websites in the world than any other web server technology. Currently,
a number of SpringSource employees serve in leadership positions within the ASF
and are active committers on many projects. SpringSource employees are
responsible for 95 percent of the bug fixes to Apache Tomcat in the past two
years and most Tomcat problem incidents are resolved by SpringSource long before
they reach the community forums, resulting in a 97 percent renewal rate for
Tomcat support. 

As in years past, SpringSource is a silver sponsor of ApacheCon and has several
key executives and employees participating in keynotes and panel discussions,
including Jim Jagielski, chief open source officer for SpringSource and director
and chairman of the ASF, and Mark Brewer, senior vice president of enterprise
delivery for SpringSource. In addition, SpringSource developers Filip Hanik and
Mark Thomas will present on Apache Tomcat and William R. Rowe will present on
Apache HTTPD security. For a complete list of speakers and discussion topics,
visit: http://www.eu.apachecon.com/c/aceu2009/speakers. 

"The broad adoption and growing interest in Europe for open source makes
ApacheCon Europe a cutting-edge conference," said Mark Brewer, senior vice
president of enterprise delivery for SpringSource. "SpringSource is committed to
supporting the Apache open source community, and in further expanding our
leadership role around Apache technologies." 

"We are grateful to SpringSource for their generous support of the ASF over the
past decade -- from championing numerous Projects, to Foundation sponsorship to
conference promotion and community development," said ASF President Justin
Erenkrantz. "Through the generosity of our Sponsors, we can continue to serve
the community 'The Apache Way'." 

SpringSource recently organized a worldwide Tomcat Expert Seminar Series that
passed through nine cities worldwide, catering to the significant popularity of
Apache Tomcat, the world`s most widely used application server. More than 1,000
developers, engineers and users of Apache Tomcat attended the series with sold
out venues in all global locations. 

For open source supporters who cannot attend ApacheCon Europe, SpringSource is
planning a series of Tomcat Expert seminars worldwide, which will be held in the
Asia-Pacific region, the United States and Europe. Please visit
http://www.springsource.com/events and watch for upcoming details. In addition,
SpringSource will be hosting SpringOne Europe 2009, the world`s biggest
conference on Spring technologies, on April 27-29, in Amsterdam. 

About SpringSource

SpringSource provides a complete suite of software products that accelerate the
entire build, run, manage enterprise Java application lifecycle. SpringSource
employs the open source leaders who created and drive innovation for Spring, the
de facto standard programming model for enterprise Java applications.
SpringSource also employs the Java and Web thought leaders within the Apache
Tomcat, Apache HTTP Server, Groovy and Grails open source communities. Nearly
half of the Global 2000, including many world`s leading retail, financial
services, manufacturing, healthcare, technology and public sector clients are
SpringSource customers. For more information please visit www.springsource.com. 

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