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The Apache Software Foundation's President Dissects the "Apache Way"

Oct 13, 2009, 23:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"As an all volunteer, non-profit organization, the ASF is regularly lauded for its consistent, repeatable, open development model. This model, affectionately dubbed by some as "the Apache Way", is behind the ASF's success in scaling from a single project to 70 primary projects today.

"Each of the ASF's primary technology projects (known as top-level-projects; abbreviated as TLPs) are independent, governed by a Project Management Committee (PMC). While you can't force creativity, and you can't force collaboration, you can get out of the way. What's unique is that the ASF doesn't have "management" that dictates who should do what or how the technology should perform: that's up to each TLP to decide under the guidance of the PMC. We believe that our community is one of our greatest strengths behind the Apache brand. The ASF's developer-friendly culture has championed great creativity and project diversity."

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