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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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 in Las Vegas

Register online prior to the conference and save US$100 on the full conference package. This gives you access to three days with more than 65 sessions. In addition, you can choose from 18 in-depth tutorials.

ApacheCon will be held from November 13 to 17 in Las Vegas. We invite you to join this educational and fun-filled gathering of Apache users, vendors, and friends. For more information, please visit the ApacheCon website. We look forward to seeing you there!

ASF Position Regarding Sender ID

As part of the IETF MARID Working Group last call for comments, the Apache Software Foundation has sent the working group an open letter detailing why the patent licensing of the Sender ID specification will prevent ASF projects from implementing and deploying software that supports the Sender ID specification.

Apache Portable Runtime releases 1.0.0

The Apache Portable Runtime Project (APR) is proud to announce the release of APR version 1.0.0. APR's mission is to create and maintain software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface to underlying platform-specific implementations. Please see the announcement and feel free to download 1.0.0. You can also see what projects already use APR.

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