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The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit corporation (classified as 501(c)(3) in the United States) to support Apache software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server. The ASF was formed from the Apache Group and incorporated in Delaware, USA, in June 1999. Image File history File links Information. ... Image File history File links ASF-logo. ... Image File history File links ASF-logo. ... 501(c)(3) is a provision of the US tax code that provides exempt status, for Federal income tax purposes, for some non-profit organizations in the United States (see 26 U.S.C. Â§ 501(c)(3)). The term refers to: Section 501. ... The Apache HTTP Server is a web server for Unix-like systems, Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, Mac OS X and other operating systems. ... A Delaware corporation is a corporation chartered in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


The Apache Software Foundation is a decentralized community of developers. The software they produce is distributed under the terms of the Apache License and is therefore free software / open source software. The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus based development process and an open and pragmatic software license. Each project is managed by a self-selected team of technical experts who are active contributors to the project. The ASF is a meritocracy, implying that membership to the foundation is granted only to volunteers who have actively contributed to Apache projects. The Apache License (Apache Software License previous to version 2. ... Clockwise from top: The logo of the GNU Project (the GNU head), the Linux kernel mascot Tux the Penguin, and the FreeBSD daemon Free software is a term coined by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation[1] to refer to software that can be used, studied, and modified without... ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Among the ASF's objectives are to provide legal protection to volunteers working on Apache projects, and to prevent the Apache brand name from being used by other organizations without permission.


The ASF also holds several ApacheCon conferences each year, highlighting Apache projects, related technology, and allowing Apache developers to gather together.

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Projects

Formally recognized Apache projects include:

The Apache HTTP Server is a web server for Unix-like systems, Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, Mac OS X and other operating systems. ... The inside/front of a Dell PowerEdge web server The term Web server can mean one of two things: A computer that is responsible for accepting HTTP requests from clients, which are known as Web browsers, and serving them HTTP responses along with optional data contents, which usually are Web... Apache ActiveMQ is an open source (Apache 2. ... It has been suggested that Openjms be merged into this article or section. ... Message broker is an intermediary program that translates a message from the formal messaging protocol of the sender to the formal messaging protocol of the receiver in a telecommunication network where programs communicate by exchanging formally-defined messages. ... Apache Ant is a software tool for automating software build processes. ... Java refers to a number of computer software products and specifications from Sun Microsystems (the Javaâ„¢ technology) that together provide a system for developing and deploying cross-platform applications. ... The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) is a supporting library for the Apache web server. ... C is a general-purpose, block structured, procedural, imperative computer programming language developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Telephone Laboratories for use with the Unix operating system. ... Apache Beehive is a Java Application Framework designed to make the development of J2EE based applications quicker and easier. ... Apache Camel is a powerful rule based routing and mediation engine which provides a POJO based implementation of the Enterprise Integration Patterns using an extremely powerful fluent API (or declarative Java Domain Specific Language) to configure routing and mediation rules. ... Enterprise Integration Patterns:http://www. ... Apache Cayenne is an open source persistence framework licensed under the Apache License, providing object-relational mapping (ORM) and remoting services. ... Apache Cocoon, often just called Cocoon, is a web development framework built around the concepts of separation of concerns and component-based web development. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ... In computing , a database can be defined as a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer so that a program can consult it to answer queries. ... Apache Derby is a Java-based Relational Database Management System that can be embedded in Java programs and used for online transaction processing (OLTP). ... Java is a programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. ... A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a database management system (DBMS) that is based on the relational model as introduced by E. F. Codd. ... The Apache Directory Server is an open source project of the Apache Software Foundation. ... The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, or LDAP (IPA: ), is an application protocol for querying and modifying directory services running over TCP/IP. A directory is a set of information with similar attributes organized in a logical and hierarchical manner. ... Inversion of Control, also known as IOC, is an object-oriented programming principle that can be used to reduce coupling inherent in computer programmes. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... Apache Forrest is a web-publishing framework based on Apache Cocoon. ... The Geronimo project is a free software application server developed by the Apache Software Foundation and distributed under the Apache license. ... Java Platform, Enterprise Edition or Java EE is a widely used platform for server programming in the Java language. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Digital integration is the idea that data or information on any given electronic device can be read or manipulated by another device using a standard format. ... In computer science, coupling or dependency is the degree to which each program module relies on each other module. ... Revision control is an aspect of documentation control wherein changes to documents are identified by incrementing an associated number or letter code, termed the revision level, or simply revision. It has been a standard practice in the maintenance of engineering drawings for as long as the generation of such drawings... Apache Harmony is an open source implementation of Java, starting with Java SE 5. ... Java is a programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. ... iBATIS is a persistence framework which enables mapping sql queries to POJOs (Plain Old Java Objects). ... SQL (IPA: or IPA: ), commonly expanded as Structured Query Language, is a computer language designed for the retrieval and management of data in relational database management systems, database schema creation and modification, and database object access control management. ... Depending on the context Pojo refers to the Swedish name for the Finish municipality Pohja in computer science, an acronym for Plain Old Java Object. ... The word incubation (from Latin incubare, to lie upon - cf. ... The Jackrabbit Project has been formed to develop an open source implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR), being specified within the Java Community Process as JSR-170. ... Content Repository API for Java (JCR) is a specification for a Java platform API for accessing content repositories in a uniform manner. ... The Jakarta Project creates and maintains open source software for the Java platform. ... Java is a programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. ... The Apache Java Enterprise Mail Server (a. ... Java is a programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. ... Electronic mail, abbreviated e-mail or email, is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems. ... Usenet (USEr NETwork) is a global, distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP network of the same name. ... Apache Lenya is a Java/XML open-source content management system based on the Apache Cocoon content management framework. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lucene is a free open source, information retrieval API originally implemented in Java by Doug Cutting. ... Java is a programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. ... For other uses of the word Maven see: Maven (disambiguation) Maven is a software tool for Java programming language project management and automated software build. ... Java is a programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. ... Project Management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that these resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints. ... Apache MyFaces is an open-source JavaServer Faces implementation developed by the Apache Software Foundation. ... JavaServer Faces (JSF) is a Java-based Web application framework that simplifies the development of user interfaces for Java EE applications. ... mod_perl is an optional module for the Apache web server. ... Wikibooks has a book on the topic of Perl Programming Perl is a dynamic programming language created by Larry Wall and first released in 1987. ... Apache Open For Business (Apache OFBiz) is Open Source automation software that is currently an Apache Incubator project. ... A Web portal is a single point of access to information which is Linked from various logically related internet based applications and of interest to various type of users Portals present information from diverse sources in a unified way. ... Santo Domingo is a municipality in the Colombian department of Antioquia. ... Shale Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds. ... SpamAssassin is a computer program released freely under the Apache License 2. ... E-mail spam is a subset of spam that involves sending nearly identical messages to numerous recipients by e-mail. ... Jakarta Struts is an open-source framework for developing J2EE web applications. ... Java is a programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. ... Tapestry is a Java-based programming toolkit that uses XML to implement applications in accordance with the Model-View-Controller design pattern. ... Tcl (originally from Tool Command Language, but nonetheless conventionally rendered as Tcl rather than TCL; and pronounced tickle) is a scripting language created by John Ousterhout. ... Tcl (originally from Tool Command Language, but nonetheless conventionally rendered as Tcl rather than TCL; and pronounced like tickle) is a scripting language created by John Ousterhout that is generally thought to be easy to learn, but powerful in the right hands. ... Apache Tomcat is a web container developed at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). ... A servlet container comprises essentially the component of a web server that hosts and interacts with Java servlets. ... This article is about Velocity as template engine. ... A web service is a collection of protocols and standards used for exchanging data between applications. ... The W3C defines a Web service[1] as a software system designed to support interoperable Machine to Machine interaction over a network. ... Xalan is a popular open source software library from the Apache Software Foundation, originally created by IBM under the name LotusXSL, that implements the XSLT XML transformation language and the XPath XML query language. ... Xerces is a family of software packages for parsing and manipulating XML, part of the Apache XML project. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ... XMLBeans is a Java-to-XML binding framework which is part of the Apache Software Foundation XML project. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ... Java is a programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ... Batik is a pure Java library that can be used to render, generate, and manipulate SVG graphics for SVG (SVG is an XML markup language for describing two-dimensional Vector graphics). ... Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a XML markup language for describing two-dimensional vector graphics, both static and animated, and either declarative or scripted. ... FOP (Formatting Objects Processor) is an XSL-FO processor written in Java, which provides the feature to convert XSL-FO files to PDF or direct-printable-files. ... XSL Formatting Objects, or XSL-FO, is an XML markup language for document formatting. ... PDF is an abbreviation with several meanings: Portable Document Format Post-doctoral fellowship Probability density function There also is an electronic design automation company named PDF Solutions. ...

Board of directors

The current board of directors includes:

Ken Coar Ken Coar is a software developer and open development evangelist. ... Jim Jagielski Jim Jagielski (born March 11, 1961) is a leading expert in Web and Open Source Technologies. ... Sam Ruby is a prominent software developer who is also active in the open source and internet and web standardization world. ... Greg Stein at the 2005 European Open Source Convention. ...

History

The history of the Apache Software Foundation is linked to the Apache HTTP Server, the work on which started in 1994. A group of eight developers started working on enhancing the NCSA HTTPd daemon. They were Brian Behlendorf, Roy Fielding, Rob Hartill, David Robinson, Cliff Skolnick, Randy Terbush, Robert S. Thau and Andrew Wilson with additional contributions from Eric Hagberg, Frank Peters and Nicolas Pioch. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St. ... Httpd can mean several things: The Apache HTTP Server. ... Brian Behlendorf (Born March 30, 1973) is one of the most respected leaders of the international open-source software movement. ... Roy T. Fielding (born 1965) is one of the principal authors of the HTTP specification and a frequently-cited authority on computer network architecture. ... Robert Hartill (Born January 30, 1969), in Pontypridd, Wales. ... David Robinson may refer to: david robinson former Irish Army soldier David Robinson (basketball), former NBA player (b. ... Andrew Wilson could refer to: Andrew Wilson (theologian), a theologian for the Unification Church Andrew Wilson (politician), a former member of the Scottish Parliament Andrew Wilson (composer), a composer Andrew Wilson (footballer), an English footballer Andrew Wilson (basketball), a basketball player Andrew Wilson (artist), a 19th century artist Andrew Wilson...


The enhanced product called the Apache server was released in April 1995. In 1999, members of the Apache Group formed the Foundation to provide support for the Apache HTTP Server. The ASF has a membership of 151 members and approximately 1000 committers as of 2005. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


External links

  • http://www.apache.org
  • http://wiki.apache.org/general
  • http://wiki.apache.org/apachecon/FrontPage

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The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit corporation (classified as 501(c)3 in the United States) to support Apache software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server.
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