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Luminaries from Yahoo!, RedMonk, and The Apache Software Foundation to Keynote at ApacheCon Europe 2009 in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 20 March, 2009 – ApacheCon Europe 2009, the official user conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), has announced Open Source industry experts from Yahoo!, RedMonk, and the ASF as keynote speakers 25-27 March 2009 at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam.

ApacheCon will help ASF software users, engage individuals interested in the development of ASF projects, provide insight and knowledge to anyone interested in the business and technology of Open Source software.

Keynotes will address the founding of The Apache Software Foundation, the cloud computing revolution and how to overcome the technical challenges it represents, and an analyst's insight into how Open Source is driving the distribution of knowledge.

Keynote - 25 March: Data Management in the Cloud – Raghu Ramakrishnan, Chief Scientist for Audience and Cloud Computing, and Research Fellow at Yahoo!

As the amount of data in organisations has been increasing, so have costs for securing, administering and provisioning. Ramakrishnan will discuss the technical challenges involved in designing hosted, multi-tenanted data management systems and Yahoo!’s vision of cloud computing.

Keynote - 26 March: Open Sourcing The Analyst Business – Turning Proprietary Knowledge Inside Out. Or... How and Why We Became OSI-Compliant – James Governor, Analyst and Founder of RedMonk

RedMonk grew its business by applying Open Source ideas to the delivery of knowledge. Governor will present on the changing analyst landscape, the move to service models, licensing issues, Internet collaboration and how RedMonk thrived by embracing open source technology’s ideals and approaches.

27 March: Apache Pioneers’ Panel – 10 Years of The Apache Software Foundation
Moderated by Danese Cooper, ASF Member; board member of the Open Source Initiative – Panelists include Lars Eilebrecht, Dirk-Willem van Gulik, Jim Jagielski, Sally Khudairi, and Cliff Skolnick.

Started a decade ago by a few devotees who wanted to standardise collaboration on the Web server that drives the Internet, the ASF has grown tremendously to become one of the foremost organizations in software. Some of the Foundation’s pioneering Members will present stories of the organization’s early days.

The above keynote addresses will be streamed live from the ApacheCon Website free of charge, and will be made available to the general public following the event. Additional video streaming of a technical track featuring select ASF projects, will be offered daily throughout the duration of the conference at

Sponsors and Exhibitors joining The Apache Software Foundation in supporting its community in Amsterdam include:

* Cloudera; software services provider that supports Apache Hadoop
* Google; innovative search technologies and Web application provider
* Hewlett-Packard; FossBazaar and Fossology initiatives, and IT infrastructure solutions
* Hippo; enterprise content management specialist
* Joost; online TV distribution platform
* SpringSource; enterprise Java application lifecycle specialist
* thawte; SSL digital certificate vendor
* Yahoo!; global online network of integrated services

Community Sponsors and Exhibitors include Day Software, Func, HALO Worldwide, HotWax Media, Lucid Imagination, Progress Software and Topicus.

Media and Community Partners include CAcert, CrowdVine, FeatherCast, German Unix User Group (GUUG), Jazoon, JTeam, jWeekend, Linux Pro Magazine, Manning Publications, Methods & Tools, The Netherlands Local Unix User Group (NLUUG), and Sponsors and partners play an integral role in supporting Open Source technology and contributing to emerging trends in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For details, contact Delia Frees at

In consideration of the environment, the complete program guide for ApacheCon Europe 2009 is available as a downloadable PDF file.

For more information about the event, and to register, please visit or email

About ApacheCon Europe 2009

ApacheCon, the official event of The Apache Software Foundation, brings together foundation members, committers, software vendors, developers and users in a week of training classes, seminars, sharing and hacking.

The most influential platform dialogue amongst the Apache community at large,
ApacheCon is the must-attend developer forum showcasing key Apache and Open Source technologies. Attendees meet, mingle, and exchange ideas with like-minded participants on groundbreaking technologies and emerging industry trends, through informal networking, peer discussions, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and entertaining social events.

Drawing internationally-renowned thought leaders, contributors, influencers, and organizations in the Open Source community, ApacheCon offers insight into the culture and community that develops and shepherds industry-leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server, the world's most popular Web server software for more than ten years running.

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