Apache Software Foundation Independent US
non-proﬁt Volunteer organization Virtual world-wide organization Currently hosts more than 50 software projects More than 1000 contributors and almost 300 members Began as the Apache Group in 1996 Incorporated as the ASF in 1999
Apache’s Mission provide a foundation
for open, collaborative software development projects by supplying hardware, communication, and business infrastructure; create an independent legal entity to which companies and individuals can donate resources and be assured that those resources will be used for the public beneﬁt;
Apache’s Mission provide a means
for individual volunteers to be sheltered from legal suits directed at the Foundation’s projects; and, protect the ‘Apache’ brand, as applied to its software products, from being abused by other organizations.
Peer to Peer We work
with people, not companies. Committers and members should hold one another with respect. All votes hold the same weight. Community over code.
Consensus Decision Making Most decisions
made on mailing list without voting, sometimes by way of lazy consensus. Voting rules Yes Abstain No (veto) +1 0 -1 For releases, 3 +1’s required, no vetos A -1 veto requires proposal of alternate solution
Apache & People Apache committers
work as individuals, independent of company aﬃliation. Individuals recognized for contributions. Products are owned by project community. Emphasis on community stewardship.
Apache & Companies Business friendly
license. Encourage commercial adoption of our software. A neutral ground where competitors collaborate. Encourage open, collaborative standards. Allow competition on value-added features and services.
Apache in the Market Web
2.0 Innovation Software as a Service Commercial Distributions Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, ... Apache MYSQL Linux
Apache & Sponsors New sponsorship
program Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze Levels Annual contribution Used for server hardware, bandwidth, professional services (legal & accounting), marketing & PR, and contractors to assist in routine operations. http://apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html
Apache & Open Source Apache
Incubator established to assist existing open source software projects to join the Foundation. Apache Labs for internal new projects and experimentation. We strive to collaborate with all other open source projects, foundations, and groups.
How To Get Involved Use
Apache Software! Join our mailing lists. Attend Apache events. ( China event in December! ) Organize Apache User Groups. Write articles, tutorials, translations. Contribute patches, documentation, tests. Provide a server mirror of our software. Make a ﬁnancial or software donation.