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Subject cvs commit: apache-2.0 ABOUT_APACHE
Date Fri, 28 Jul 2000 01:37:50 GMT
fielding    00/07/27 18:37:49

  Modified:    .        ABOUT_APACHE
  A minimalist update to reality as of 27 July 2000
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.3       +54 -28    apache-2.0/ABOUT_APACHE
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-2.0/ABOUT_APACHE,v
  retrieving revision 1.2
  retrieving revision 1.3
  diff -u -r1.2 -r1.3
  --- ABOUT_APACHE	2000/03/10 00:05:46	1.2
  +++ ABOUT_APACHE	2000/07/28 01:37:49	1.3
  @@ -1,19 +1,19 @@
                        The Apache HTTP Server Project
  -                              February 1999
  +                               July 2000
   The Apache Project is a collaborative software development effort aimed
   at creating a robust, commercial-grade, featureful, and freely-available
   source code implementation of an HTTP (Web) server.  The project is
   jointly managed by a group of volunteers located around the world, using
   the Internet and the Web to communicate, plan, and develop the server and
  -its related documentation.  These volunteers are known as the Apache Software Foundation.
  +its related documentation.  These volunteers are known as the Apache Group.
   In addition, hundreds of users have contributed ideas, code, and
   documentation to the project.  This file is intended to briefly describe
  -the history of the Apache Software Foundation, recognize the many contributors, and
  +the history of the Apache Group, recognize the many contributors, and
   explain how you can join the fun too.
   In February of 1995, the most popular server software on the Web was the
  @@ -28,7 +28,7 @@
   and logins for the core developers on a machine in the California Bay Area,
   with bandwidth and diskspace donated by HotWired and Organic Online.
   By the end of February, eight core contributors formed the foundation
  -of the original Apache Software Foundation:
  +of the original Apache Group:
      Brian Behlendorf        Roy T. Fielding          Rob Hartill
      David Robinson          Cliff Skolnick           Randy Terbush
  @@ -70,34 +70,44 @@
  -Current Apache Software Foundation in alphabetical order as of 14 February 1999:
  +Current Apache Group in alphabetical order as of 27 July 2000:
  -   Brian Behlendorf       O'Reilly and Associates, California 
  +   Brian Behlendorf       Collab.Net, California 
  +   Ryan Bloom             Covalent Technologies, California 
      Ken Coar               IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
      Mark J. Cox            C2Net Europe, UK 
  -   Lars Eilebrecht        Cable & Wireless ECRC, Munich, Germany 
  +   Lars Eilebrecht        CyberSolutions, Munich, Germany 
      Ralf S. Engelschall    Munich, Germany.
  -   Roy T. Fielding        UC Irvine, California 
  +   Roy T. Fielding        eBuilt, California 
  +   Tony Finch             Covalent Technologies, UK
      Dean Gaudet            Critical Path, California 
  -   Rob Hartill            Internet Movie DB, UK 
  +   Dirk-Willem van Gulik  Covalent Technologies, California 
  +   Brian Havard           Australia
      Ben Hyde               Gensym, Massachusetts
  -   Jim Jagielski          jaguNET ISP, Maryland 
  +   Jim Jagielski          jaguNET Access Services, Maryland 
  +   Manoj Kasichainula     Collab.Net, California
      Alexei Kosut           Stanford University, California 
      Martin Kraemer         Munich, Germany
      Ben Laurie             Freelance Consultant, UK 
  -   Doug MacEachern        Critical Path, California
  -   Aram W. Mirzadeh       Qosina Corporation, New York 
  +   Rasmus Lerdorf         Linuxcare, California
  +   Daniel Lopez Ridruejo  Covalent Technologies, California
  +   Doug MacEachern        Covalent Technologies, California
  +   Aram W. Mirzadeh       CableVision, New York 
  +   Chuck Murcko           The Topsail Group, Pennsylvania 
      Sameer Parekh          C2Net, California 
  -   Cliff Skolnick         Freelance, California
  +   David Reid             UK
  +   William A. Rowe        Chicago
  +   Wilfredo Sanchez       Apple Computer, California
  +   Cliff Skolnick         California
      Marc Slemko            Canada 
  -   Bill Stoddard          IBM Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC
  +   Greg Stein             California
  +   Bill Stoddard          IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC
      Paul Sutton            C2Net Europe, UK 
  -   Randy Terbush          Covalent Technologies, Nebraska 
  -   Dirk-Willem van Gulik  Freelance Consultant, Italy 
  +   Randy Terbush          Covalent Technologies, California 
  -Apache Emeritae (old group members now off doing other things)
  +Apache Emeritus (old group members now off doing other things)
  -   Chuck Murcko           The Topsail Group, Pennsylvania 
  +   Rob Hartill            Internet Movie DB, UK 
      David Robinson         Cambridge University, UK
      Robert S. Thau         MIT, Massachusetts
      Andrew Wilson          Freelance Consultant, UK 
  @@ -107,7 +117,6 @@
      Howard Fear (mod_include), Florent Guillaume (language negotiation),
      Koen Holtman (rewrite of mod_negotiation),
      Kevin Hughes (creator of all those nifty icons),
  -   Rasmus Lerdorf (mod_info, mod_php, mod_php3),
      Brandon Long and Beth Frank (NCSA Server Development Team, post-1.3),
      Ambarish Malpani (Beginning of the NT port),
      Rob McCool (original author of the NCSA httpd 1.3),
  @@ -117,8 +126,7 @@
   Many 3rd-party modules, frequently used and recommended, are also
   freely-available and linked from the related projects page:
   <>, and their authors frequently
  -contribute ideas, patches, and testing.  In particular, Doug MacEachern
  -(mod_perl) and Rasmus Lerdorf (mod_php).
  +contribute ideas, patches, and testing.
   Hundreds of people have made individual contributions to the Apache
   project.  Patch contributors are listed in the src/CHANGES file.
  @@ -158,13 +166,13 @@
   to time when core members nominate outstanding contributors and the
   rest of the core members agree.  The core group focus is more on
   "business" issues and limited-circulation things like security problems
  -than on mainstream code development.  The term "The Apache Software Foundation"
  +than on mainstream code development.  The term "The Apache Group"
   technically refers to this core of project contributors.
   The Apache project is a meritocracy -- the more work you have done, the more
   you are allowed to do.  The group founders set the original rules, but
   they can be changed by vote of the active members.  There is a group
  -of people who have logins on our server ( and access to the
  +of people who have logins on our server ( and access to the
   CVS repository.  Everyone has access to the CVS snapshots.  Changes to
   the code are proposed on the mailing list and usually voted on by active
   members -- three +1 (yes votes) and no -1 (no votes, or vetoes) are needed
  @@ -183,17 +191,37 @@
   who are known to be experts on that part of the server.  Vetoes must be
   accompanied by a convincing explanation.
  -New members of the Apache Software Foundation are added when a frequent contributor is
  +New members of the Apache Group are added when a frequent contributor is
   nominated by one member and unanimously approved by the voting members.
   In most cases, this "new" member has been actively contributing to the
   group's work for over six months, so it's usually an easy decision.
  -The above describes our past and current (as of April 1998) guidelines,
  +The above describes our past and current (as of July 2000) guidelines,
   which will probably change over time as the membership of the group
   changes and our development/coordination tools improve.
  +The Apache Software Foundation (
  +The Apache Software Foundation exists to provide organizational, legal,
  +and financial support for the Apache open-source software projects.
  +Founded in June 1999 by the Apache Group, the Foundation has been
  +incorporated as a membership-based, not-for-profit corporation in order
  +to ensure that the Apache projects continue to exist beyond the participation
  +of individual volunteers, to enable contributions of intellectual property
  +and funds on a sound basis, and to provide a vehicle for limiting legal
  +exposure while participating in open-source software projects. 
  +You are invited to participate in The Apache Software Foundation. We welcome
  +contributions in many forms.  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.  Many people and companies have contributed towards
  +the success of the Apache projects. 
  + ============================================================================
   Why Apache Is Free
   Apache exists to provide a robust and commercial-grade reference
  @@ -236,5 +264,3 @@
   Thanks for using Apache!
  - ============================================================================
  -Roy Fielding, June 1997

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