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InfoWorld: Apache founders hit Vegas in search of cash

Nov 14, 2000, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

"In a town that thrives on sucking money out of peoples' pockets, it was ironic to see Brian Behlendorf, co-founder and president of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), taking the stage here Sunday to discuss the status of the Apache, the prominent Web server that the ASF simply gives away."

"...Behlendorf said the ASF may need to look for a little cash to keep up with the demands that developing the leading Web server requires. "We have found some things that we may actually have to go out and pay for," Behlendorf said. "We might take donations and pay for certain things, like advocacy." Behlendorf pointed to a couple of areas in particular where the ASF has struggled in the past. "We don't have someone who is dedicated to full-time evangelizing," Behlendorf said."

"Although Behlendorf and others from ASF meet the public on occasion, he is looking for the ASF to benefit from a heavier marketing presence. He also said that ASF may begin to be seen as on old boy's club of sorts. Behlendorf hopes to bring some fresh blood into the group... In addition, the ASF will look to increase its hardware compatibility. "As much as we like to make fun of NT [Windows NT], it is really nice to have Apache run really well on NT."

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