It's been a while since our last blog post, and lots has happened since then. There have been many things that have kept us busy, and finally, all the hard work is starting to show up. During this time, we've:

Moving to the Apache Software Foundation

Moving to the ASF has been one of the most important steps we've taken regarding the project structure. This change has given us better legal support, more infrastructure tools, has helped us formalize and improve our workflows, and helped us focus on properly managing and building the community.

We'll never be thankful enough to Adrian for his hard work on the project, and for kindly helping, mentoring and welcoming us to participate in it. There have been many years of hard work that have put jclouds where it is right now, and moving to the ASF has been just a natural step towards the maturity of the project and the need to properly manage the community growth.

After a relatively short period in the Incubator learning a lot from our mentors, and with the valuable guidance from Andrew Bayer and his help making the first releases, we graduated as a top level project... and here we are!

New design for the main site

Another important change that has kept us busy has been the rebranding of the main site. We've tried to improve it so:

We have focused on the design and on making the important documentation more accessible. An upcoming effort to improve the contents is coming, and we'd love your feedback, or even better, your help!.

jclouds 1.7.0 and 1.7.1 released!

The jclouds 1.7 releases include many new features and some major changes that will be completed in upcoming major releases. Here is a summary of the notable changes, but make sure to check the release notes:

Want to see all this in action? Download and start using the latest jclouds version!

Special thanks

These have been very busy months and many things have been going on. We'd especially like to thank all providers that are helping us improve the quality of the project by giving us testing accounts. This is helping us a lot and allows us to perform better testing of supported providers before every release.

We also want to thank everyone that helped by contributing code, documentation, or participating in the mailing lists. We love having your feedback and contributions!

Thank you all!

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