Posted on April 23, 2012 by Olivier MICHEL
Chris Aniszczy, Open Source Manager at Twitter announced last Thursday that Twitter has become an official sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation, a non-profitorganization founded in 1999 to support the community of developers of Apache server,and has since supported many projects including an incubator for start-ups of open source projects.
Starting today, we are sponsoring The Apache Foundation. We look forward to contributing more and increasing our commitment to @TheASF
— Twitter Open Source (@TwitterOSS) Avril 19, 2012
“The ASF (the Apache Software Foundation) provides organizational, legal, and financial support for a broad range of open source software projects that Twitter consumes and contributes to”, said Chris Aniszczy.
This sponsorship is the logical next step for the microblogging platform that has demonstrated its interest and commitment to open source projects releasing the project Cassie (Cassandra client) and Scalding (a MapReduce framework) to open source.
“Sponsoring the ASF is not only the right thing to do, it will help us sustain our existing projects at the ASF by supporting the foundation’s infrastructure”, stated Chris Aniszczy.
Its large open source contributions also count Gizzard, a flexible sharding framework for creating eventually-consistent distributed datastores, FlockDB, graphical database for creating social graph used in the function of ”who to follow”.