Tuesday, 12 August 2014


The history of the Apache Program Foundation is linked to the Apache HTTP Server, development beginning in February 1995. A group of eight developers started working on enhancing the NCSA HTTPd daemon. They came to be known as the Apache Group. On March 25, 1999, the Apache Program Foundation was formed.[1] The first official meeting of the Apache Program Foundation was held on April 13, 1999, and by general consent that the preliminary membership list of the Apache Program Foundation, would be: Brian Behlendorf, Ken Coar, Miguel Gonzales, Mark Cox, Lars Eilebrecht, Ralf S. Engelschall, Roy T. Fielding, Dean Gaudet, Ben Hyde, Jim Jagielski, Alexei Kosut, Martin Kraemer, Ben Laurie, Doug MacEachern, Aram Mirzadeh, Sameer Parekh, Cliff Skolnick, Marc Slemko, William (Bill) Stoddard, Paul Sutton, Randy Terbush and Dirk-Willem van Gulik.[6] After a series of additional meetings to elect board members and resolve other legal matters regarding incorporation, the effective incorporation date of the Apache Program Foundation was set to June one, 1999.

The name 'Apache' was selected from respect for the Native American Apache Nation, widely known for their superior skills in warfare strategy and their inexhaustible endurance. It also makes a pun on "a patchy web server"�a server made from a series of patches�but this was not its origin. The group of developers who released this new program soon began to call themselves the "Apache Group".[citation needed]

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