The Apache Software Foundation


The Apache Software Foundation provides support for the Apache community of open-source software projects. The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus based development process, an open and pragmatic software license, and a desire to create high quality software that leads the way in its field. We consider ourselves not simply a group of projects sharing a server, but rather a community of developers and users.

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You are invited to participate in The Apache Software Foundation. Our membership consists of those individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to collaborative open-source software development through sustained participation and contributions within the Foundation's projects. Of course, you can contribute to the foundation in many ways:

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Latest News

If you would like to keep up with news and announcements from the foundation and all its projects, you can subscribe to the new Apache Announcements List.

ApacheCon 2004 US: Call for Participation

ApacheCon will be held from November 14 to 17 in Las Vegas. Come share your knowledge of Apache software at this educational and fun-filled gathering of Apache users, vendors, and friends. Deadline for submissions: Friday, July 23. For more information, visit the ApacheCon website.

Apache Geronimo Becomes an Official ASF Project

The Apache Geronimo project has been approved as an official project of the ASF. The objective of Apache Geronimo is to produce an open source, certified implementation of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) specification.

See our recent press release

Apache HTTP Server: Dialtone of the World Wide Web

The Apache Software Foundation is commemorating eight uninterrupted, consecutive years of web server market leadership. A continuation of the early NCSA httpd project, the Apache Software Foundation's HTTP Server has been the leading web server platform since 1996. Founded as a collaborative effort aimed at creating a robust, commercial grade, standards-compliant, and feature-rich HTTP server, we are thrilled that the worldwide Internet community has embraced open source as a viable model for software product development. Our achievement is testament to the benefits of the process of open source software development itself.

See our recent press release

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