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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject why do they insist on calling Apache shareware?
Date Sun, 14 Dec 1997 20:11:43 GMT
Why do people, especially zd, refer to Apache as shareware all the time?  


   2.Brian Behlendorf
                 Initiator, Apache Group 

                 Behlendorf was 21 years old, a University of California at
                 Berkeley dropout and chief engineer of the Hot Wired
                 project to put Wired magazine online when he realized he
                 needed a Web server that could speedily authenticate
                 users. The only Web server available in 1994 was one
                 from the National Center for Supercomputing
                 Applications, but it wasn't good enough, so Behlendorf, a
                 physics major turned programmer, modified it to quickly
                 process passwords. The remodeled server came to be one
                 of the Internet's most fabled pieces of shareware and its
                 phalanx of contributors came to be known as the Apache
                 Group ( Among Behlendorf's
                 co-contributors: Mark Cox, Ralf Engelschall, Dean
                 Gaudet, Ben Laurie, Aram Mirzadeh, Sameer Parekh and
                 Cliff Skolnick. The group's ongoing efforts made Apache
                 arguably the Web's most widely used server. 

(I don't want to figure out where they made that list of names up 

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