"The first article I wrote was Apache Brings Open Source to XML. Today, the Apache project is a fragment of what it was in its glory days. And while it's doing some really cool stuff, Apache Web Server is still, well, a web server, and web servers are commodity software that no one thinks about, so long as they are working the way they should.
"It's been a long time since Netcraft stats were awaited with baited breath because choosing a web server is no longer akin to choosing a religion. Nor is choosing an OS, although some industry iconoclasts might argue otherwise. Open source, once the province of geeks and hippies, is now established smart business sense. It is, in fact, so ubiquitous and rolled into so many products that even an enterprise that decries open source publicly is most likely using open source technology somewhere in its data center, whether in an approved manner or via a rogue IT app."