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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 Latest News

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.

ApacheCon Europe 2007 in Amsterdam, May 1-4

ApacheCon Europe 2007 will be held May 1-4 at the newly-opened Moevenpick Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The conference will consist of one day of tutorials (May 1) and three days of regular conference sessions (May 2-4).

The call for papers is open until Friday, 12 January 2007, Midnight GMT. Proposals can be submitted at Just log in and follow the instructions.

SpamAssassin wins Linux New Media Award 2006

At the 2006 Linux New Media Awards, SpamAssassin has won the Best Linux-based Anti-spam Solution award, winning 69% of the vote.

Apache Harmony Now a Top LevelProject

Apache Harmony is now a top-level project of the Apache Software Foundation. On October 25th, the Board of Directors voted to make Apache Harmony a top-level project, and on October 29th, the Apache Incubator PMC voted to graduate Harmony from the Apache Incubator, having satisfied the Incubator's requirements for community governance and IP oversight. Apache Harmony's new home page is 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.

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