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Mad Penguin: Zen and the Art of Apache Maintenance

Apr 05, 2005, 21:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Einfeldt)

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"Apache recently held a week-end 'infrathon' to sweep the dust out of the corners, squash a few old bugs, drink a wee bit of ale (and maybe a wee bit more than a wee bit) and get their hands dirty with the Zen of maintaining their infrastructure. MadPenguin.org crashed the party in search of the secrets of getting into the 'zone' while peeking into the grittiest of the nitty gritty of one of the darling projects of open source, Apache.

"There's a lot of talk about 'community' in the open source world, and learned papers by the hundreds are chasing the mystery of why highly talented hackers give away code for free. But for those of use who don't hack code, maybe we just have to try to sit and stare at a blank wall for an hour or so to experience the 'Zen' of something as grinding and nitty gritty as infrastructure maintenance..."

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