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From Andrew Wilson <>
Subject Re: PR & 1.1b1
Date Sun, 17 Mar 1996 13:07:05 GMT
[promted by Sameer's note, but addressed to noone in particular... ;)]

I'm gonna have to be frank with you.  I don't give a shit if Apache
is #1 or 'out-selling' other organisations servers, and I feel
that, for me personally, spending large amounts of development time
telling people how good it is gonna be a waste.

If you want to be number one, if that's what really matters, then
spend time investing in the infrastructure and contacts that has
made possibe Netscape's latest software release.  Why not prompt
'free' CGI/API developers to write something for Apache Group and
build a bullet-proofed library of routines that matches FastTrack's
utility.  And then give it away.

> 	I am in serious netscape-competition mode lately. Strange,
> considering that my business is primarily anonymity and privacy
> services, not webservers. sigh. anyway, I think we need to conjure up
> massive publicity if we are going to stay number one. Netscape is
> putting banners ads on all the heavily hit sites. I've drafted a draft
> press release which we can send out when 1.1b1 is publically
> released. Let me know what you think.
> -Sameer Parekh
> -Slimy PR-type ;-)

Yeah, well, then don't be ;)


ps.	Netcraft is one of the places I get my money from.

> INTERNET - [PUT DATE HERE] - The Apache Group today announced the beta
> release of version 1.1 of their popular webserver, Apache. This
> release incorporates the many features which were onhold while the
> Apache Group underwent a long stabilization release cycle for their
> current most stable version of the server, 1.0.3.
> The 1.1b1 release of the server incorporates a caching proxy, portions
> of the proposed HTTP/1.1 standard such as persistent "Keep-Alive"
> connections, customization environment variables, metafile support,
> greater configurability, and mSQL support, as some of the more
> significant improvements in the latest release.
> Apache and its derivatives are the most popular web servers on the
> net, and the fastest growing. The latest Netcraft survey, the most
> comprehensive market survey of webservers on the net, found that
> Apache and its derivatives owned a 28% marketshare as of March 2nd,
> making it more used than any other webserver on the market.
> "Apache has achived this through the sheer pace of its development; it
> has been consistently the fastest moving target throughout the period
> with a succession of new releases delivering new functionality and
> performance increases." said Mike Prettejohn, Director at Netcraft
> Ltd.
> Sameer Parekh, President of Community ConneXion, Inc., commented on
> the Apache server's suitability for high-security applications, "Time
> and time again have security events on the Internet shown the
> importance of available source code 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,
> given the fact that the source is fully available, for free."
> Community ConneXion's product, Stronghold, based on Apache, was the
> first commercial SSL-capable webserver with full source available.
> [ Insert here various other quotes by Kewl Apache People ;-]
> The Apache Group is a consortium of web developers and web companies
> dedicated to the development of a freely available, high-quality
> webserver for deployment throughout the World-Wide-Web. Information
> about Apache is available from the Apache Server, at
> --
> Sameer Parekh					Voice:   510-601-9777x3
> Community ConneXion, Inc.			FAX:     510-601-9734
> The Internet Privacy Provider			Dialin:  510-658-6376
> (or login as "guest")

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