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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: A Patchy Server and the FAQ
Date Sat, 12 May 2001 18:38:21 GMT

On 12 May 2001, Rich Bowen wrote:
> And this is what I've believed for a long time. But at ApacheCon, Ryan Bloom
> (or it might have been Roy Fielding) talked about the real origin of the name
> Apache, and about the falacy that it came about for the above reason. Of
> course, it is our own FAQ that is perpetuating the falsehood.

The best source I know (besides directly asking Brian) is

It sounds like the pun wasn't the original inspiration, but it has been
there from the start, so its not inappropriate to think of it as part of
the origin of the name.


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