The Apache Software Foundation just announced Apache™ Allura™ as a Top-Level Project.
We are excited to see Allura finally put in the Olympus of Apache Top-Level projects. It has been an amazing journey, we launched the Allura project four years ago and just two years ago Allura was incubated at the ASF.
It has been an honor and a great pleasure to work with the Apache community, and we look forward to engage more and more with all developers interested in using and enhancing Apache Allura! Below a collection of quotes from people who have been participating, sponsoring and supporting the graduation process.
“The journey through the Apache Incubator made Allura a project for the community by the community,” said Dave Brondsema, Vice President of Apache Allura. “I can’t wait to see other Apache projects start using Allura, and hope to catch up with other Apache projects at the upcoming ApacheCon 2014 in Denver!”
“SourceForge has demonstrated their dedication to Open Source by putting their crown jewels into the custodianship of the Apache Software Foundation, and I’m excited to see where the project goes next as it embraces a larger community of users and developers,” said Rich Bowen, Executive Vice President, Apache Software Foundation.
“BerliOS recommends the SourceForge platform for migrating projects currently hosted on BerliOS. We value the fact that the SourceForge platform was first accepted as an Apache Incubator project and we are glad to see it now graduated,” said Lutz Henckel, berliOS project leader. “This achievement means SourceForge platform –now known as Apache Allura– is backed by a diverse and well-structured community. For projects hosted on SourceForge it also reduces the risk of vendor lock-in, as developing projects can get their data and software directly from the platform.”
“Apache Allura is an Open Source modular forge platform using a scalable architecture and with well-known technologies around Python,” says Alvaro del Castillo, Apache Allura committer and CTO of Bitergia. “It is easy to install and configure, a good bet for the future of collaborative software development around forges.”
“We entered the Allura community to suggest the introduction of new functionalities to improve awareness of people and projects. We found that the community was open to our ideas,” said Elisabetta Di Nitto, Associate professor of the University of Milan. “As a researcher I think this was a very interesting experience. We are glad we could influence the development of the forge and that the Allura community found our suggestions useful.”
“SourceForge is very happy that Apache Allura, already used by 431,000 projects, will now be extended and available to an even wider developer community,” said Gaurav Kuchhal, General Manager of SourceForge and Slashdot. “We stay committed to promoting open source projects by providing free marketing and global distribution, no matter where projects are developed.”
Read the full press-release at the Apache blog. See you there!