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Subject cvs commit: httpd-site/press 04apr96.txt 05Jan98.txt 22Jun98.txt 22Jun98.html
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  Added:       press    04apr96.txt 05Jan98.txt 22Jun98.txt 22Jun98.html
  Log:
  Moved from apache-site.  These are pre-ASF press releases related
  to the HTTP Server Project only, so they belong on httpd.apache.org
  not www.apache.org.
  
  This is part of a clean-up of apache-site in preparation for
  a relaunch.
  
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  1.1                  httpd-site/press/04apr96.txt
  
  Index: 04apr96.txt
  ===================================================================
  
  For Immediate Release
  Contact: The Apache Group - apache@apache.org
  
        APACHE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR WEBSERVER
  
  INTERNET - April 3, 1996 - The Apache Group today announced that their
  popular webserver, Apache, was found by the Netcraft Web Server Survey
  to be the most popular server on the Internet. The latest Netcraft
  survey found that Apache and its derivatives claimed a 29% marketshare
  as of April 1st, making it more used than any other webserver on the
  market. The NCSA server, which had previously held the number one
  position, now holds a 26% share of webservers surveyed.
  
  
  Speaking of Apache's competition in the packed World Wide Web server
  arena, Apache Group developer Alexei Kosut remarked, "While
  commercial servers are limited by profit margins and corporate
  politics, a free server like Apache is limited only by the
  imagination." In fact, the Apache Group is working furiously on a new
  version of their server, which Kosut promises will have "more new
  features than you can shake a stick at."
  
  Sameer Parekh, President of Community ConneXion, Inc., commented on
  the Apache server's suitability for high-security applications, "Time
  and time again security incidents on the Internet have shown the
  importance of having source code available for the deployment of
  secure Internet and Intranet applications. Apache is an excellent
  example of the kind of product which is suitable for high security
  applications, since the source is provided with the product allowing
  full scrutiny of its implementation."
  
  Apache is now being backed by full commercial support by a number of
  companies.  Mark Cox, Technical Director of UK Web Ltd., commented
  "Sometimes organisations are hesitant to use unsupported software, but
  with commercial support they can have the peace of mind they require."
  
  "The Netcraft Web Server Survey has become a huge exercise in network
  exploration" said Mike Prettejohn, director of Netcraft, a British
  internet services company, "we are learning a great deal". The April
  Netcraft Survey found more than one hundred fifty thousand servers on
  the Internet, and the full survey results can be reached at
  http://www.netcraft.co.uk/Survey/.
  
  The Apache Group is a collection of volunteers dedicated to the
  development of a high-quality webserver for deployment throughout the
  World-Wide-Web. The Apache Group prides itself on the available
  source, open development environment, and fast bugfix turnaround.
  Information, documentation, binaries, and source for Apache is
  available from the Apache Server's main web site, at
  http://www.apache.org/
  
  
  
  
  1.1                  httpd-site/press/05Jan98.txt
  
  Index: 05Jan98.txt
  ===================================================================
  For Release: January 5th, 1998
  
  Contact:
  Jim Jagielski
  The Apache Group
  c/o jaguNET Access Services
  +1 410 931 3157
  
  Mike Prettejohn
  Netcraft, Ltd.
  +44 1225 447500
  
  Sameer Parekh
  C2Net Software, Inc.
  +1 510 986 8770
  
              APACHE WEBSERVER SERVES OVER HALF THE INTERNET
  
  The Apache Web Server, from the Apache Group (http://www.apache.org/),
  now serves over half the domains on the Internet, according to the
  latest Netcraft Web Server Survey (http://www.netcraft.com/). According
  to the January 1998 survey, the Apache server and its derivatives
  serve 50.24% of the 1,834,710 sites found by Netcraft.
  
  From its humble beginnings in early 1995 as a set of patches to the
  original NCSA Web Server, the Apache Web Server has steadily grown in
  popularity as well as power and capability. The Apache server was one
  of the first Web servers to implement the HTTP/1.1 protocol, for
  example. The Apache server has become established as the dominant Web
  server, far outpacing commercial offerings from the giants Microsoft
  and Netscape.
  
  The key to the success of the Apache Web server is its dedicated
  development team. A core group of developers, known as the Apache
  Group, constantly update, fix, and improve the server in order to
  create the best server available. 
  
  Another key to the Apache server's impressive popularity is that it is
  freely available via the Internet. Webmasters can quickly and easily
  download the entire source code for the server to compile it
  themselves, or they can download various precompiled and "ready to
  run" versions.  Since the source code is freely available, it is easy
  for webmasters to greatly enhance the Apache Web server's capability,
  either by adding numerous "modules" which extend the server's
  functions or by editing the actual server code to suit their needs.
  
  "It really is a labour of love," said Jim Jagielski, member of the
  Apache Group. "Every one of us in the Group are committed to making
  Apache the best it can be. We are all experienced Net citizens
  and therefore have a real feel for what's needed. We also listen
  very intently to what is needed and desired by the Net community, so
  we can implement those features into Apache. And since we don't have
  the huge inertia of a commercial company to worry about, we can do it
  quicker and better than anyone else."
  
  "One of the strengths of the Apache project is that many of the core
  team and key contributors are themeselves running high profile sites,
  and so know what is required from first hand experience," said Mike
  Prettejohn, Director of Netcraft, "in particular, the support for
  virtual domains, and the server's overall stability and resilience has
  made Apache the de facto choice for ISPs and hosting companies
  throughout the world."
  
  "Apache is the ideal platform for building mission-critical web-based
  applications," said Sameer Parekh, President of C2Net Software, Inc.,
  whose Stronghold Web Server is the most widely used commercial
  Apache-based server. "Apache confuses most industry analysts because
  they have forgotten that mission-critical Internet services, from web
  services to domain name services to electronic mail, have been running
  on free software since Day One."
  
  The latest version of the Apache Web server is 1.2.4, which runs on
  most UNIX platforms. The next release of the Apache server, version 1.3,
  currently in beta test, will run on both UNIX and Microsoft Windows NT.
  
  Netcraft (http://www.netcraft.com/) is an networking consultancy based
  in Bath, England and is well known worldwide for its Web Server
  Survey, which is widely considered a primary empirical metric for the
  number of web sites and the relative popularity of web server software
  on the internet.
  
  C2Net Software, Inc. (http://www.c2.net/) is a leading provider of
  uncompromised network security software. Through its international
  offshore development programs, all C2Net products are exempt from
  U.S. government export restrictions, allowing the company to offer
  uncrippled, strong cryptography solutions to customers worldwide.
  
  The Apache Group is a group of individuals who are committed to
  developing the best web server in the world and making it freely
  available.
  
                                   ###
  
  
  
  1.1                  httpd-site/press/22Jun98.txt
  
  Index: 22Jun98.txt
  ===================================================================
  
                       IBM JOINS THE APACHE PROJECT,
  
             PLANS TO BUNDLE AND SUPPORT THE APACHE HTTP SERVER
  
  INTERNET - June 22, 1998 - The Apache Group announced today that they are
  entering into an engineering partnership with IBM for development of the
  open-source Apache HTTP server software.  IBM will be contributing
  engineering manpower and technology to the project, and will be
  incorporating the award-winning Apache software into the IBM line of
  WebSphere Application Server software, as well as providing support and
  services for the Apache platform.  A technical representative from IBM will
  be joining the Apache Group, which directs the Apache development effort.
  
  The Apache Group is a non-profit international organization comprised of
  individuals who jointly develop software for serving World Wide Web pages
  from Unix and NT systems.  The Apache HTTP server software is available at
  no cost, with an open-source license.  Several other companies sell
  derivative products and services based on the Apache distribution.  Apache
  and Apache-based software runs on over half of the Web sites on the
  Internet, according to numbers published by Netcraft Ltd.
  
  "This is a major endorsement of the open-source software development model,
  and of the quality of the code we have developed," said Brian Behlendorf,
  Apache Group member.  "IBM will benefit by having a world-class Web serving
  solution to offer to its customers; the Apache Group, and by proxy all users
  of Apache or Apache-derived software, will benefit through contributions
  back to the project by IBM developers."
  
  Paraic Sweeney, vice president of IBM's WebSphere Application Server
  Marketing, said, "IBM is pleased to join the Apache Group, and in
  shipping the Apache HTTP Server with the WebSphere Application Server,
  IBM is providing customers with commercial grade support to a highly
  successful product across a broad range of customers."
  
  "Open-source development efforts have existed on the Internet for as long
  as it has been around, and much of the software that makes the Internet work
  was developed that way," said Ken Coar, another member of the Apache Group.
  "It's very encouraging that IBM, a major player in the computer industry,
  is recognizing the power and value of the open-source model.  By supporting
  an open-source project rather than pursuing a proprietary and competitive
  effort, IBM is helping to assure that Internet software and standards will
  be the best they can be for everyone, and not just serve a single interest.
  This way, everyone benefits."
  
  "Apache's emphasis on developing software according to the latest Internet
  standards, and feeding that development experience back into the standards
  specification process of the Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF), makes
  the Apache HTTP server an ideal platform for both non-profit and commercial
  products," said Roy Fielding, an Apache Group member and researcher at the
  University of California, Irvine.  "IBM's involvement in the Apache Group
  gives them access to both a robust implementation of current Web technology
  and a premier forum for the development of the future Web architecture.
  Researchers call this `technology transfer,' but in the commercial world
  it is just good business sense."
  
  "I am excited to see IBM join the large group of individuals and companies
  that develop and support open-source software," said Dean Gaudet,
  Apache Group member.  "I can't help but feel that we'll see more
  companies begin experimenting with the open development model.
  It is great to be a part of this."
  
  With this move, IBM becomes the latest in a series of commercial ventures
  to support the Apache HTTP server project, joining long-time current
  contributors C2Net Software (<http://www.c2.net/>), Covalent Technologies
  (<http://www.covalent.net/>), A. L. Digital (<http://www.aldigital.co.uk/>),
  and jaguNET Access Services (<http://www.jaguNET.com>).
  
  The Apache Group was founded in 1995 to address the need for a public,
  open-source, reference implementation of the HTTP protocol which is the
  foundation of the World Wide Web.  The software is developed through a
  collaborative process, involving 18 "core" developers and hundreds of
  auxiliary contributors.  More information on the Apache project can be
  found at <http://www.apache.org/>.
  
  The Netcraft Internet Web survey can be accessed online at
  <http://www.netcraft.com/Survey/>.
  
                                   ###
  
  
  
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  Index: 22Jun98.html
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  <P>
  INTERNET - June 22, 1998 - The Apache Group announced today that they are
  entering into an engineering partnership with IBM for development of the
  open-source Apache HTTP server software.  IBM will be contributing
  engineering manpower and technology to the project, and will be
  incorporating the award-winning Apache software into the IBM line of
  WebSphere Application Server software, as well as providing support and
  services for the Apache platform.  A technical representative from IBM will
  be joining the Apache Group, which directs the Apache development effort.
  
  <P>
  The Apache Group is a non-profit international organization comprised of
  individuals who jointly develop software for serving World Wide Web pages
  from Unix and NT systems.  The Apache HTTP server software is available at
  no cost, with an open-source license.  Several other companies sell
  derivative products and services based on the Apache distribution.  Apache
  and Apache-based software runs on over half of the Web sites on the
  Internet, according to numbers published by Netcraft Ltd.
  
  <P>
  "This is a major endorsement of the open-source software development model,
  and of the quality of the code we have developed," said Brian Behlendorf,
  Apache Group member.  "IBM will benefit by having a world-class Web serving
  solution to offer to its customers; the Apache Group, and by proxy all users
  of Apache or Apache-derived software, will benefit through contributions
  back to the project by IBM developers."
  
  <P>
  Paraic Sweeney, vice president of IBM's WebSphere Application Server
  Marketing, said, "IBM is pleased to join the Apache Group, and in
  shipping the Apache HTTP Server with the WebSphere Application Server,
  IBM is providing customers with commercial grade support to a highly
  successful product across a broad range of customers."
  
  <P>
  "Open-source development efforts have existed on the Internet for as long
  as it has been around, and much of the software that makes the Internet work
  was developed that way," said Ken Coar, another member of the Apache Group.
  "It's very encouraging that IBM, a major player in the computer industry,
  is recognizing the power and value of the open-source model.  By supporting
  an open-source project rather than pursuing a proprietary and competitive
  effort, IBM is helping to assure that Internet software and standards will
  be the best they can be for everyone, and not just serve a single interest.
  This way, everyone benefits."
  
  <P>
  "Apache's emphasis on developing software according to the latest Internet
  standards, and feeding that development experience back into the standards
  specification process of the Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF), makes
  the Apache HTTP server an ideal platform for both non-profit and commercial
  products," said Roy Fielding, an Apache Group member and researcher at the
  University of California, Irvine.  "IBM's involvement in the Apache Group
  gives them access to both a robust implementation of current Web technology
  and a premier forum for the development of the future Web architecture.
  Researchers call this `technology transfer,' but in the commercial world
  it is just good business sense."
  
  <P>
  "I am excited to see IBM join the large group of individuals and companies
  that develop and support open-source software," said Dean Gaudet,
  Apache Group member.  "I can't help but feel that we'll see more
  companies begin experimenting with the open development model.
  It is great to be a part of this."
  
  <P>
  With this move, IBM becomes the latest in a series of commercial ventures
  to support the Apache HTTP server project, joining long-time current
  contributors <a href="http://www.c2.net/">C2Net Software</a>
   (&lt;http://www.c2.net/&gt;),
  <a href="http://www.covalent.net/">Covalent Technologies</a>
   (&lt;http://www.covalent.net/&gt;),
  <a href="http://www.aldigital.co.uk/">A. L. Digital</a>
   (&lt;http://www.aldigital.co.uk/&gt;),
  and <a href="http://www.jaguNET.com/">jaguNET Access Services</a>
   (&lt;http://www.jaguNET.com&gt;).
  
  <P>
  The Apache Group was founded in 1995 to address the need for a public,
  open-source, reference implementation of the HTTP protocol which is the
  foundation of the World Wide Web.  The software is developed through a
  collaborative process, involving 18 "core" developers and hundreds of
  auxiliary contributors.  More information on the
  <a href="http://www.apache.org/">Apache project</a> can be
  found at &lt;http://www.apache.org/&gt;.
  
  <P>
  The <a href="http://www.netcraft.com/Survey/">Netcraft Internet Web survey</a>
  can be accessed online at &lt;http://www.netcraft.com/Survey/&gt;.
  
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