|Apache Software Foundation - 21 Years Following the Apache Way|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Monday, 30 March 2020|
The Apache Software Foundation, the world's largest open software foundation celebrated its 21st Anniversary by reminding us of "The Apache Way".
When it was incorporated on March 25, 1999 the Apache Software Foundation had 21 volunteer members overseeing the development of the Apache HTTP Server. Still an all-volunteer organization, the ASF now has 765 individual Members, 206 Apache Project Management Committees, and 7,600+ Committers. and caters for over 350 open source projects and initiatives. As we reported last year the 200M+ lines of Apache code are valued at more than $20B.
"The Apache Way" refers to the development process that the community uses with respect to both new and existing projects. Its edict, spelled out in the 21st Anniversary blog post, involves:
The blog post also points out that:
The Apache Way has been a forerunner in collaborative computing, and has directly influenced the InnerSource methodology of applying Open Source and open development principles to an organization. The Apache Way has been adopted by countless organizations, including Capital One, Comcast, Ericsson, HP, IBM, Google, Microsoft, PayPal, SAP, T-Mobile, and many others.
In addition to the ASF’s 21st Anniversary, the Apache community is celebrating milestone anniversaries of the following projects:
Happy Anniversary to all the above and long may you continue to flourish.by following the Apache Way.
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