Happy Birthday Apache

This week the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is celebrating its 10th birthday at their ApacheCon conference.  ASF has been a pioneer and leader in the open source community.  When the Eclipse Foundation was first created, ASF was a source and inspiration for many of the Foundation’s principles (transparency, meritocracy) and structures (PMC, committers).  I continue to have a tremendous amount of respect for ASF’s individual-centric approach towards open source development and the fact they operate such a large influential organization with volunteers.   They are clearly an important force in the greater open source community.

This week we have added an Apache birthday greeting to the eclipse.org banner.  I hope you will join me in ‘raising a glass’ to wish Apache Happy 10th birthday.

2 Responses to Happy Birthday Apache

  1. […] Talking about the Apache individual-centric approach, I asked Justin if the fact that the incubation relies on an Apache person is a an opportunity or a seatback. As a long-time contributor to Subversion and a member of the ASF, I’m personally very very excited to be a mentor to Subversion as it joins Apache. In the mentoring process, I’m joined by several other Apache members:  Greg Stein, Sander Striker, and Dan Rall. Our responsibility will be to guide Subversion through the ASF processes as it becomes a new Apache project. In addition to the four of us, a number of other Subversion committers are already Apache members and committers to other Apache projects (usually HTTP Server and APR). This overlap of community was a significant reason for Subversion to join Apache – but we realize that not all incoming projects are going to have such familiarity even before the Incubation process begins! […]

  2. […] Talking about the Apache individual-centric approach, I asked Justin if the fact that the incubation relies on an Apache person is a an opportunity or a seatback. As a long-time contributor to Subversion and a member of the ASF, I’m personally very very excited to be a mentor to Subversion as it joins Apache. In the mentoring process, I’m joined by several other Apache members: Greg Stein, Sander Striker, and Dan Rall. Our responsibility will be to guide Subversion through the ASF processes as it becomes a new Apache project. In addition to the four of us, a number of other Subversion committers are already Apache members and committers to other Apache projects (usually HTTP Server and APR). This overlap of community was a significant reason for Subversion to join Apache – but we realize that not all incoming projects are going to have such familiarity even before the Incubation process begins! […]

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