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Wired: A Patchy Start; Apache's Strong

Feb 14, 2000, 17:38 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Apache is the Web's most widely used and -- outside of the Nerd Zone -- its most unknown application."

"It has achieved dominance in a crucial market that Microsoft and Netscape have struggled mightily to conquer. Both companies have invested massive amounts of money and programming skills into server software programs -- and yet it's Apache, a freeware application, that is installed on just over half of all publicly accessible Web servers...."

"Apache, on the other hand, got its start just like many other open-source software projects did."

"Eight programmers with an interest in doing more with a common software application -- the NCSA Web server that had originally been developed by Rob McCool -- found each other on the Net and began exchanging ideas, changes, and fixes."

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