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News Brief: Facebook Sponsors Apache Software Foundation

Jan 13, 2010, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"After spending years using open source Apache Software Foundation (ASF) technologies to help build its social networking site, Facebook is now spending its money to give back to effort.

"Facebook is now a gold sponsor of the ASF, contributing $40,000 per year to the open source foundation and its initiatives. Facebook uses a number of Apache technologies, including Hadoop.

""A sponsor provides a direct monetary contribution to the ASF, which we can use for a variety of functions, such as increasing or updating our infrastructure, sponsoring project meet-ups and paying our bills," ASF Chairman Jim Jagielski told InternetNews.com. "This extends and enhances the relationship that the ASF has had with Facebook."

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