ServerWatch: The Apache Software Foundation, Under the Hood
Feb 23, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Weiss)
"Mention 'Apache' to a crowd of system administrators, and
group-think conjures up the well-known Web server. The one that has
been No. 1 at serving Internet pages since 1995. No doubt, the
Apache HTTP Server Project is both the founding and most
influential work of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
"But today, more than a decade later, the Web server is just one
of dozens of open source software projects developed under the
ASF's auspices. The same collaborative and cooperative
organizational framework that encouraged a group of volunteers to
improve the old NCSA Web server now incubates projects ranging from
a directory server to a database server, from content management
tools to the SpamAssassin spam filter..."