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Linux Magazine: The Apache Way

Mar 02, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Coar)

"From its incorporation in 1999 to the present, the number of software projects led by The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has multiplied more than tenfold. Launched from the Apache Group, originally a number of developers working on what's become the Apache HTTP server, the Foundation now has literally dozens of separate open source packages, many of them quite influential. Hibernate, Struts, Ant, Perl, SpamAssassin, Cocoon, Xerces, and Lenya, among many others, are shepherded by of the Foundation.

"Reflecting its growth, there are now nearly 1,000 authorized 'committers' that can make changes to the Foundation's master source repository. Moreover, hundreds, if not thousands, of others contribute directly and indirectly to Foundation software. While the Foundation may best be known for its namesake, near-ubiquitous web server, the Apache brand applies to much more..."

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