Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Apache Software

Among the ASF's objectives are: to provide legal protection[4] to volunteers working on Apache projects; to prevent the Apache brand name from being used by other organizations without permission.

Apache Application Foundation is a decentralized community of developers. The application they produce is distributed under the terms of the Apache License and is therefore free and open source application (FOSS). The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus-based development process and an open and pragmatic application license. Each project is managed by a self-selected team of technical specialists who are active contributors to the project. The ASF is a meritocracy, implying that membership of the foundation is granted only to volunteers who have actively contributed to Apache projects. The ASF is thought about a second generation[3] open-source organization, in that commercial support is provided without the risk of platform lock-in.

The ASF also holds several ApacheCon[5] conferences each year, highlighting Apache projects, related know-how, and inspiring Apache developers to collect together.

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