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Wednesday March 25, 2009

The ASF is ten years old today!

Celebrating a Decade of Open Source Leadership

Exactly ten years ago, Roy Fielding signed the Certificate of Incorporation of The Apache Software Foundation.

As I'm writing this post, our chairman Jim Jagielski is giving the traditional "State of the Feather" talk at ApacheCon Europe 2009. Today, the ASF comprises nearly 300 individual Members and over 2,000 Committers collaborating across six continents - that makes our founders proud!

Our press team has collected some highlights of the last ten years, and they are impressive.

As part of its 10th Anniversary, the ASF will be highlighting various projects, initiatives, individuals, and organizations from the Apache community throughout the year. The Foundation's ongoing celebrations will culminate at ApacheCon US 2009, taking place 2-6 November 2009 in Oakland, California.

Please join us in congratulating all the people who make the ASF possible, and who played a role in getting it to where it is today. The ASF would go nowhere without the countless volunteers who are the backbone of the Foundation!

If you're at ApacheCon, join us for the anniversary cake tonight, during the welcome reception at 6:30PM. And even if you're not, help us spread the word! And let's get the comments counter up on this blog post!

Update 1: The cake has been served.

Update 2: Read the letter by Jim Jagielski, the ASF's current chairman, about the ASF's 10 year anniversary.

Update 3: Tune in Friday to watch the keynote panel by ASF founders this Friday, steamed live from ApacheCon Europe!


Happy Birthday ASF! Guess I really do need to reprise my Lightning Talk "Why I Love The ASF" this year. I think the most interesting thing is the impact the ASF and it's models - both licensing and Community Over Code - have had on the larger software industry, both technically and business-wise. Between the ASF and other mature open source groups, the world of software is a very different one today than ten short years ago.

Posted by Shane Curcuru on March 25, 2009 at 10:08 AM GMT #

It's amazing that a ten year old has taught me so much, and continues to teach me. Happy birthday to The Apache Software Foundation and thank you to all involved.

Posted by Ross Gardler on March 25, 2009 at 10:23 AM GMT #

Congrats! I'm woundering where we Apache would stand in 2019.... ;-)

Posted by Tjeerd Brenninkmeijer on March 25, 2009 at 11:06 AM GMT #

And it only took us 10 years to get a blog! Seriously excited for the next 10 years, though. I'm hoping to talk about that on Friday at lunch (my "Apache Way" lunch session).

Posted by Aaron Farr on March 25, 2009 at 04:21 PM GMT #

Happy birthday, Apache!

Posted by Jukka Zitting on March 25, 2009 at 06:45 PM GMT #

Happy B-day ASF! Although Jim did warn us, I still feel a bit guilty about toasting to a 10-year-old ;) A great feat in any case, keep up the good work!

Posted by Eric Wout van der Steen on March 25, 2009 at 06:48 PM GMT #

w00t! to us!

Posted by Jim Jagielski on March 26, 2009 at 10:36 AM GMT #

Congratulation~~~~~~ Everyone? please use native language? In Chinese ???Apache????????????

Posted by fireflyc on March 26, 2009 at 12:06 PM GMT #

HBD! and long may it continue...

Posted by Justin Mason on March 26, 2009 at 12:25 PM GMT #

Happy birthday, Apache! Good luck and prosperity!

Posted by viplas on March 26, 2009 at 08:02 PM GMT #

Hi, First of all i wish to all the team of Apache Software Foundation Happy Birth Day to ASF. Very nice article i appreciate to the work of Apache Software Foundation.Thire software are very useful for the users as compered to others software,s companies.

Posted by Shopping Cart on March 27, 2009 at 11:45 AM GMT #

Good Times, Good Friends, Good Code: Happy Birthday Apache!

Posted by Robet Burrell Donkin on March 31, 2009 at 06:22 AM GMT #

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Posted by Grisha Trubetskoy on March 31, 2009 at 11:27 AM GMT #

Here's to more good times!

Posted by Davanum Srinivas on March 31, 2009 at 01:01 PM GMT #

Happy birthday, Apache. It's been a wonderful ten years, and I'm looking forward to the next ten. Some day, I hope to give back as much as you have given me.

Posted by Rich Bowen on March 31, 2009 at 01:55 PM GMT #

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 10. Geburtstag ! Auf die nächsten 10 ...

Posted by Thomas Dudziak on March 31, 2009 at 04:56 PM GMT #

Congrats, Apache! ???? 10??? ?????.

Posted by Edward J. Yoon on April 01, 2009 at 07:43 AM GMT #

?????Apache Happy 10-year Anniversary of Apache ????????? Wish the next 10 years you could make a bigger steps

Posted by Samul Kevin on April 01, 2009 at 07:59 AM GMT #

Happy B'day, and all the very best for the scores of good work ahead.

Posted by Senaka Fernando on April 01, 2009 at 10:57 AM GMT #

Stay tuned for the Video Archive of the founder's panel (and the birthday party?) - Happy Birthday ASF!

Posted by Will Rowe on April 01, 2009 at 03:51 PM GMT #

Happy birthday ASF!! It's great to be a part of such an exciting community. Oops! I mean family :)

Posted by Hiranya Jayathilaka on April 10, 2009 at 04:26 PM GMT #

Cheers for more good times ahead :-D

Posted by Bharath on April 11, 2009 at 08:08 PM GMT #

log4net is very good!

Posted by train on April 13, 2009 at 05:52 AM GMT #

Congratulations and happy birthday!!

Posted by 24th on April 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM GMT #

It's thanks to open source projects like Apache Web Server and PHP that I decided to pursue a career in Web Development...had I only been able to rely on paid-for products, I wouldn't have made it this far. Thanks ASF!

Posted by Simon Frost on April 28, 2009 at 08:57 AM GMT #

Having been an early user of Mosaic and the NCSA Web server back in the 90s, I can only express my gratitude to ASF for Apache, tomcat and the multitude of other products that have given so much to the user community. Cheers and here's to another great 10 years!

Posted by TK on April 30, 2009 at 03:56 PM GMT #

I think this kind of projects that enable other to success in their jobs using these very powerful and open source tools must be very proud of your job, I appreciate a lot your enthusiasms, passion to the open source I share the meritocracy ideal as well. Very happy birthday, please go on!!

Posted by gilberto.melendez on May 17, 2009 at 09:38 PM GMT #

Congratulations ASF! Best wishes for many many years!

Posted by sena on May 20, 2009 at 02:55 PM GMT #

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Posted by on June 19, 2009 at 01:08 PM GMT #

Congratulations for your open source leadership.

Posted by job on July 09, 2009 at 11:35 AM GMT #

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to ASF, happy birthday to youuuuu ;). ASF the best open source community ever :).

Posted by Mohammad Nour on July 21, 2009 at 09:03 AM GMT #

Happy anniversary and many more years of innovation to come for this great foundation... Thank you for giving to the community such a great tool. Thank you for continuing this great work that started ten years ago... Keep on lighting over the dark paths of the cyberspace! : D My kind regards and my honest appreciation to all of you.

Posted by ale3 at on August 24, 2009 at 02:30 PM GMT #

Happy birthday ASF! You guys are great :) Very good job!

Posted by Albert Sellarès on August 28, 2009 at 10:36 AM GMT #

[Trackback] I’ve compiled an interesting view of the board members of The Apache Software Foundation over the past decade of it’s incorporated existence. The source spreadsheet is also available. Happy Birthday Apache! (A few days late) As the public...

Posted by Punderings on September 02, 2009 at 08:44 PM GMT #

Hard work always pay back.... live long ASF...!

Posted by Transcription Services on October 08, 2009 at 10:31 AM GMT #

Happy B'day, and all the very best for the scores of good work ahead.

Posted by Acai on October 13, 2009 at 07:58 PM GMT #

Best wishes for a wonderful birthday year, ASF! Many happy returns :-)

Posted by Sally Khudairi on October 24, 2009 at 02:01 PM GMT #

A little late, but a well deserved birthday! Here is to many more!

Posted by Bill on October 24, 2009 at 04:29 PM GMT #

Happy Birthday ASF

Posted by Ashutosh Kumar on November 03, 2009 at 08:31 PM GMT #

Happy Birthday ASF.

Posted by on November 06, 2009 at 05:15 AM GMT #

Happy Birthday ASF and live long ASF...!

Posted by webmegapolis on December 26, 2009 at 01:03 AM GMT #

Congratulations to that. Belated happy Birthday to ASF...and Keep it up. Your success is everyone's wish.

Posted by Canon drivers on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 PM GMT #

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