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From rbo...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1086465 - /httpd/httpd/trunk/ABOUT_APACHE
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2011 02:09:18 GMT
Author: rbowen
Date: Tue Mar 29 02:09:17 2011
New Revision: 1086465

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1086465&view=rev
Log:
Always very reluctant to touch a file containing a list of names, but this brings it slightly
more up to date.

Modified:
    httpd/httpd/trunk/ABOUT_APACHE

Modified: httpd/httpd/trunk/ABOUT_APACHE
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/ABOUT_APACHE?rev=1086465&r1=1086464&r2=1086465&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- httpd/httpd/trunk/ABOUT_APACHE (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/trunk/ABOUT_APACHE Tue Mar 29 02:09:17 2011
@@ -3,27 +3,26 @@
 
                         http://httpd.apache.org/
 
-                             February 2002
-
-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 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 Group, recognize the many contributors, and
-explain how you can join the fun too.
+The Apache HTTP Server 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. 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 Group (as 
+it was called in the early days), 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
 public domain HTTP daemon developed by Rob McCool at the National Center
 for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
 However, development of that httpd had stalled after Rob left NCSA in
 mid-1994, and many webmasters had developed their own extensions and bug
-fixes that were in need of a common distribution.  A small group of these
+fixes that were in need of a common distribution. A small group of these
 webmasters, contacted via private e-mail, gathered together for the purpose
-of coordinating their changes (in the form of "patches").  Brian Behlendorf
+of coordinating their changes (in the form of "patches"). Brian Behlendorf
 and Cliff Skolnick put together a mailing list, shared information space,
 and logins for the core developers on a machine in the California Bay Area,
 with bandwidth and diskspace donated by HotWired and Organic Online.
@@ -41,19 +40,19 @@ with additional contributions from
 Using NCSA httpd 1.3 as a base, we added all of the published bug fixes
 and worthwhile enhancements we could find, tested the result on our own
 servers, and made the first official public release (0.6.2) of the Apache
-server in April 1995.  By coincidence, NCSA restarted their own development
+server in April 1995. By coincidence, NCSA restarted their own development
 during the same period, and Brandon Long and Beth Frank of the NCSA Server
 Development Team joined the list in March as honorary members so that the
 two projects could share ideas and fixes.
 
 The early Apache server was a big hit, but we all knew that the codebase
-needed a general overhaul and redesign.  During May-June 1995, while
+needed a general overhaul and redesign. During May-June 1995, while
 Rob Hartill and the rest of the group focused on implementing new features
 for 0.7.x (like pre-forked child processes) and supporting the rapidly growing
 Apache user community, Robert Thau designed a new server architecture
 (code-named Shambhala) which included a modular structure and API for better
 extensibility, pool-based memory allocation, and an adaptive pre-forking
-process model.  The group switched to this new server base in July and added
+process model. The group switched to this new server base in July and added
 the features from 0.7.x, resulting in Apache 0.8.8 (and its brethren)
 in August.
 
@@ -70,57 +69,29 @@ is today more widely used than all other
 
  ============================================================================
 
-Current Apache Group in alphabetical order as of 2 April 2002:
+The current project management committe of the Apache HTTP Server
+project (as of March, 2011) is:
+
+    Aaron Bannert       André Malo          Astrid Stolper
+    Ben Laurie          Bojan Smojver       Brad Nicholes
+    Brian Havard        Brian McCallister   Chris Darroch
+    Chuck Murcko        Colm MacCárthaigh   Dirk-Willem van Gulik
+    Doug MacEachern     Eric Covener        Erik Abele
+    Graham Dumpleton    Graham Leggett      Greg Ames
+    Greg Stein          Gregory Trubetskoy  Guenter Knauf
+    Issac Goldstand     Jeff Trawick        Jim Gallacher
+    Jim Jagielski       Joe Orton           Joe Schaefer
+    Joshua Slive        Justin Erenkrantz   Ken Coar
+    Lars Eilebrecht     Manoj Kasichainula  Marc Slemko
+    Mark J. Cox         Martin Kraemer      Maxime Petazzoni
+    Nick Kew            Nicolas Lehuen      Noirin Shirley
+    Paul Querna         Philip M. Gollucci  Ralf S. Engelschall
+    Randy Kobes         Rasmus Lerdorf      Rich Bowen
+    Roy T. Fielding     Rüdiger Plüm        Sander Striker
+    Sander Temme        Stefan Fritsch      Tony Stevenson
+    Wilfredo Sanchez    William A. Rowe Jr.
+    Yoshiki Hayashi     Victor J. Orlikowski
 
-   Greg Ames              IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
-   Aaron Bannert          California
-   Brian Behlendorf       Collab.Net, California 
-   Ken Coar               IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
-   Mark J. Cox            Red Hat, UK
-   Lars Eilebrecht        Freelance Consultant, Munich, Germany 
-   Ralf S. Engelschall    Cable & Wireless Deutschland, Munich, Germany
-   Justin Erenkrantz      University of California, Irvine
-   Roy T. Fielding        Day Software, California 
-   Tony Finch             Covalent Technologies, California
-   Dean Gaudet            Transmeta Corporation, California 
-   Dirk-Willem van Gulik  Covalent Technologies, California 
-   Brian Havard           Australia
-   Ian Holsman            CNET, California
-   Ben Hyde               Gensym, Massachusetts
-   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 
-   Rasmus Lerdorf         Yahoo!, California
-   Daniel Lopez Ridruejo  Covalent Technologies, California
-   Doug MacEachern        Covalent Technologies, California
-   Aram W. Mirzadeh       CableVision, New York 
-   Chuck Murcko           The Topsail Group, Pennsylvania 
-   Brian Pane             CNET Networks, California
-   Sameer Parekh          California 
-   David Reid             UK
-   William A. Rowe, Jr.   Covalent, Illinois
-   Wilfredo Sanchez       Apple Computer, California
-   Cliff Skolnick         California
-   Marc Slemko            Canada 
-   Joshua Slive           Canada
-   Greg Stein             California
-   Bill Stoddard          IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC
-   Sander Striker         The Netherlands
-   Paul Sutton            Seattle
-   Randy Terbush          Covalent Technologies, California 
-   Jeff Trawick           IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC
-   Cliff Woolley          University of Virginia
-
-Apache Emeritus (old group members now off doing other things)
-
-   Ryan Bloom             California
-   Rob Hartill            Internet Movie DB, UK 
-   David Robinson         Cambridge University, UK
-   Robert S. Thau         MIT, Massachusetts
-   Andrew Wilson          Freelance Consultant, UK 
-   
 Other major contributors
 
    Howard Fear (mod_include), Florent Guillaume (language negotiation),
@@ -138,22 +109,18 @@ freely-available and linked from the rel
 contribute ideas, patches, and testing.
 
 Hundreds of people have made individual contributions to the Apache
-project.  Patch contributors are listed in the CHANGES file.
-Frequent contributors have included Petr Lampa, Tom Tromey, James H.
-Cloos Jr., Ed Korthof, Nathan Neulinger, Jason S. Clary, Jason A. Dour,
-Michael Douglass, Tony Sanders, Brian Tao, Michael Smith, Adam Sussman,
-Nathan Schrenk, Matthew Gray, and John Heidemann.
+project. Patch contributors are listed in the CHANGES file.
 
  ============================================================================
 
 How to become involved in the Apache project
 
-There are several levels of contributing.  If you just want to send
+There are several levels of contributing. If you just want to send
 in an occasional suggestion/fix, then you can just use the bug reporting
-form at <http://httpd.apache.org/bug_report.html>.  You can also subscribe
+form at <http://httpd.apache.org/bug_report.html>. You can also subscribe
 to the announcements mailing list (announce-subscribe@httpd.apache.org) which
 we use to broadcast information about new releases, bugfixes, and upcoming
-events.  There's a lot of information about the development process (much of
+events. There's a lot of information about the development process (much of
 it in serious need of updating) to be found at <http://httpd.apache.org/dev/>.
 
 If you'd like to become an active contributor to the Apache project (the
@@ -167,7 +134,7 @@ development.
    NOTE: The developer mailing list (dev@httpd.apache.org) is not
    a user support forum; it is for people actively working on development
    of the server code and documentation, and for planning future
-   directions.  If you have user/configuration questions, send them
+   directions. If you have user/configuration questions, send them
    to users list <http://httpd.apache.org/userslist> or to the USENET
    newsgroup "comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix".or for windows users,
    the newsgroup "comp.infosystems.www.servers.ms-windows".
@@ -175,14 +142,14 @@ development.
 There is a core group of contributors (informally called the "core")
 which was formed from the project founders and is augmented from time
 to time when core members nominate outstanding contributors and the
-rest of the core members agree.  The core group focus is more on
+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 Group"
+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
+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 (apache.org) and access to the
 svn repository.  Everyone has access to the svn snapshots.  Changes to
 the code are proposed on the mailing list and usually voted on by active
@@ -193,13 +160,13 @@ first and then changed as needed, with c
 Our primary method of communication is our mailing list. Approximately 40
 messages a day flow over the list, and are typically very conversational in
 tone. We discuss new features to add, bug fixes, user problems, developments
-in the web server community, release dates, etc.  The actual code development
+in the web server community, release dates, etc. The actual code development
 takes place on the developers' local machines, with proposed changes
 communicated using a patch (output of a unified "diff -u oldfile newfile"
 command), and committed to the source repository by one of the core
 developers using remote svn.  Anyone on the mailing list can vote on a
 particular issue, but we only count those made by active members or people
-who are known to be experts on that part of the server.  Vetoes must be
+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 Group are added when a frequent contributor is
@@ -225,53 +192,53 @@ and funds on a sound basis, and to provi
 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
+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
+Foundation's projects. Many people and companies have contributed towards
 the success of the Apache projects. 
 
  ============================================================================
 
-Why Apache Is Free
+Why The Apache HTTP Server Is Free
 
-Apache exists to provide a robust and commercial-grade reference
-implementation of the HTTP protocol.  It must remain a platform upon which
+Apache HTTP Server exists to provide a robust and commercial-grade reference
+implementation of the HTTP protocol. It must remain a platform upon which
 individuals and institutions can build reliable systems, both for
-experimental purposes and for mission-critical purposes.  We believe the
+experimental purposes and for mission-critical purposes. We believe the
 tools of online publishing should be in the hands of everyone, and
 software companies should make their money providing value-added services
-such as specialized modules and support, amongst other things.  We realize
+such as specialized modules and support, amongst other things. We realize
 that it is often seen as an economic advantage for one company to "own" a
 market - in the software industry that means to control tightly a
-particular conduit such that all others must pay.  This is typically done
+particular conduit such that all others must pay. This is typically done
 by "owning" the protocols through which companies conduct business, at the
-expense of all those other companies.  To the extent that the protocols of
+expense of all those other companies. To the extent that the protocols of
 the World Wide Web remain "unowned" by a single company, the Web will
 remain a level playing field for companies large and small. Thus,
 "ownership" of the protocol must be prevented, and the existence of a
 robust reference implementation of the protocol, available absolutely for
-free to all companies, is a tremendously good thing.  
+free to all companies, is a tremendously good thing. 
 
-Furthermore, Apache is an organic entity; those who benefit from it
+Furthermore, Apache httpd is an organic entity; those who benefit from it
 by using it often contribute back to it by providing feature enhancements,
-bug fixes, and support for others in public newsgroups.  The amount of
+bug fixes, and support for others in public newsgroups. The amount of
 effort expended by any particular individual is usually fairly light, but
-the resulting product is made very strong.  This kind of community can
+the resulting product is made very strong. This kind of community can
 only happen with freeware -- when someone pays for software, they usually
-aren't willing to fix its bugs.  One can argue, then, that Apache's
+aren't willing to fix its bugs. One can argue, then, that Apache's
 strength comes from the fact that it's free, and if it were made "not
 free" it would suffer tremendously, even if that money were spent on a
 real development team.
 
-We want to see Apache used very widely -- by large companies, small
+We want to see Apache httpd used very widely -- by large companies, small
 companies, research institutions, schools, individuals, in the intranet
 environment, everywhere -- even though this may mean that companies who
 could afford commercial software, and would pay for it without blinking,
-might get a "free ride" by using Apache.  We would even be happy if some
-commercial software companies completely dropped their own HTTP server
-development plans and used Apache as a base, with the proper attributions
+might get a "free ride" by using Apache httpd . We would even be happy if 
+some commercial software companies completely dropped their own HTTP server
+development plans and used Apache httpd as a base, with the proper attributions
 as described in the LICENSE file.
 
-Thanks for using Apache!
+Thanks for using Apache HTTP Server!
 



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