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.