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Twitter Now Sponsoring the Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

Twitter has now become an official sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), a non-profit and volunteer-run open source foundation.

“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,” posted Chris Aniszczyk, on behalf of the Twitter Open Source Office.

“We’ve a long history of contributing to Apache projects, including not only Mesos, but also Cassandra, Hadoop, Mahout, Pig and more. As Twitter grows, we look to further our commitment to the success of the ASF and other open source organizations,” said Aniszczyk.

The ASF provides organizational, legal, and financial support for a broad range of open source software projects that Twitter consumes and contributes to. “One example is the Mesos project, which is now being developed inside the ASF Incubator and is nearing its first official release. Within Twitter, Mesos runs on hundreds of production machines and makes it easier to execute clustered jobs that do everything from running services to handling our analytics workload,” Aniszczyk said.

In other Twitter news, this week people shared some interesting on the #OnlyOnTwitter handle. A DC resident pointing the cameraphones at the sky to snap pictures of a space shuttle’s last flight.

The U.S. Presindent Obama invited 12 of the top Sprint Cup drivers to the White House. They put on their suits and ties and then shared pictures of the whole event.

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