Announcing creation of the Hadoop Software Foundation

the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the creation of the independent Hadoop Software Foundation (HSF), the new governing body for big data’s biggest software program, Apache® Hadoop®.

The Hadoop Software Foundation will spin off from the ASF as an independent 501C3 charity, safeguarding the community and its’ software from vendor meddling, and ensuring that Hadoop® software will process big data for the public good for the next 50 years.