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. Now Open

Have you ever wondered how to get an idea of all the different projects under the Apache Software Foundation umbrella? Many interesting hours can be spent browsing our project websites to find those interesting gems. But now there is also an alternative.

We are happy to introduce the website. This site contains a catalog of Apache projects and the resources they provide. It is not yet comprehensive, so if you see a project that is missing, ask them to get themselves listed.

Call for Papers for ApacheCon Europe 2006

ApacheCon Europe 2006 will be held at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, June 26-30, 2006. The Call for Papers is open until March 27.

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