IT-Director: Apache pushes the open source frontier

“The newly created Apache Software Foundation is incorporated,
although non-profit and membership based. It will offer legal,
financial and organisational structure to Apache projects.
Membership is by invitation, and Apache officials say that this
will be based on technical contributions. The best known project is
the Apache HTTP server, but the group is also involved in other
developments. These include Jakarta, a server side Java system that
also involves Sun, IBM and Oracle.

“Board members reflect the growing involvement of major
commercial interests in the open source movement. Apache co-founder
Roy Fielding joins representatives from IBM, O’Reilly and Covalent,
along with others.”