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Submission + - The Apache Software Foundation now accepting BitCoin for donations (

rbowen writes: The Apache Software Foundation is the latest not-for-profit organization to accept bitcoin donations, as pointed out by a user on the Bitcoin subreddit.

The organization is well known for their catalog of open-source software, including the ubiquitous Apache web server, Hadoop, Tomcat, Cassandra, and about 150 other projects. Users in the community have been eager to support their efforts using digital currency for quite a while.

The Foundation accepts donations in many different forms: Amazon, PayPal, and they’ll even accept donated cars.

On their contribution page the Apache Software Foundation has published a bitcoin address and QR code. As of this afternoon, the address has already collected on the order of 4 BTC.

Submission + - Apache CloudStack 4.2.0 released ( 2

ke4qqq writes: This release represents over six months of work from the Apache CloudStack community with 57 new and 29 improved features being provided. Many new features incorporate contributions from major corporations and support for industry standards. New integrated support of the Cisco UCS compute chassis, LXC, SolidFire storage arrays, and the S3 storage protocol are just a few of the features available in this release.

Submission + - Apache CloudStack becomes a top-level project (

ke4qqq writes: "The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced that Apache CloudStack has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the Project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles."

Submission + - CloudStack relicensed to ASL proposes donation, inclusion in ASF

ke4qqq writes: "CloudStack announced today that it was relicensing under the Apache Software License (from GPLv3) and was proposing donation and inclusion in the Apache Software Foundation. CloudStack is the open source software project Citrix acquired from in July, which powers a large number of public and private clouds."

Submission + - CloudStack Acton (3.0) released (

ke4qqq writes: "The Acton (3.0) release of CloudStack, the open source Infrastructure as a Service cloud platform was released this morning. The massively scalable platform provides the IaaS layer for some of the largest private clouds, and many public cloud providers. This release adds Network-as-a-Service, Object Storage Support, and a plethora of additional features."

Submission + - CloudStack completely opensourced (

ke4qqq writes: "CloudStack dropped the open core model and has gone completely open source. The latest merge of formerly-proprietary features include VMware and OracleVM support as well as support for dynamically managing hardware network and storage devices. CloudStack is the same software used by, Zynga, Godaddy, and 60 other of the largest clouds."

Comment Re:What often really matters are the upstream apps (Score 1) 157

If your distribution closely follows upstream, and has a good policy on dealing with upstream it can help to report bugs. The keys to this are 1. Patching the distributions instance of a package as little as possible, so it's as much like upstream as possible 2. Having packagers work closely with upstream to ensure that bugs filed against the distribution are filed against the upstream project. 3. If a fix is made in the distribution- to get that patch offered upstream.

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