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Microsoft Uses GitHub to Take Even Greater Control Over the Apache Software Foundation

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Apache Software Foundation Migrates to Microsoft

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    The Apache Software Foundation today announced it has migrated its Git service to GitHub. From the announcement: "As the world's largest Open Source foundation, the ASF's 200M+ lines of code are overseen by an all-volunteer community of 730 individual ASF Members and 7,000 Apache code committers. Over its 20 year history, 1,058,321,099 lines of code have been committed across 3,022,836 code commits." Of the migration, the ASF writes, "GitHub makes it easier for developers to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world's most important technologies. The platform enables teams to host and review code, manage projects, and build software alongside 31M+ developers, 2M+ businesses and organizations, and across 100M+ repositories."

Apache hooks up with GitHub

  • Apache hooks up with GitHub

    The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), one of the granddaddies of open-source software, is joining forces with GitHub, one of the newer, arguably most important source-code repository hosting services. The ASF's 200M+ lines of code are now alive and well on GitHub.

    Historically, Apache projects had two version control services: Apache Subversion and Git. Over the years, more and more developers wanted to see their source code available on GitHub. Why? For the same reason millions of other programmers have embraced GitHub: GitHub makes it easier for developers to work together on hosting and reviewing code; managing projects, and build software.

Swapnil Bhartiya on Microsoft controlling Apache code

  • The Apache Software Foundation Completes Migration To GitHub [Ed: Swapnil Bhartiya on Microsoft controlling Apache code]

    According to the foundation, Apache projects initially had two version control services available via ASF Infrastructure: Apache Subversion and Git. Through the years, an increasing number of projects and their communities wanted to see their source code available on GitHub. As these were read-only mirrors, the ability to use GitHub’s tools around those repositories was limited.

    ASF has over 200M+ lines of code which are managed by a large community comprising 730 individual ASF Members and 7,000 Apache code committers. Over its 20 year history, 1,058,321,099 lines of code have been committed across 3,022,836 code commits.

Monopoly building

  • For Open Source, It's All About GitHub Now

    Stein says ASF will keep copies of all the code hosted on GitHub on its own servers, and contributors who don't agree to GitHub's terms of service will be able to submit code changes through ASF's own Git server, which Stein says isn't going anywhere. But the bulk of the organization's projects will now be developed on GitHub.

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