SpringSource Proud Supporter of Apache Software Foundation and ApacheCon Europe 2009
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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. Schwartz Communications Christine McKeown or Bryan Scanlon, +1-415-512-0770 email@example.com or SpringSource Charlie Purdom, +1-650-425-7199 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2009