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From Frank Gingras <>
Subject Re: Fixing confusion of Apache vs httpd
Date Sat, 06 Mar 2010 20:53:45 GMT
On 06/03/2010 3:52 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
> Hey there Docs team,
> One of the recent board/members level dialogs was about the persistence
> and recognition of the name "Apache" as a web server program.
> We are unlikely to ever completely fix this in the public perception, but
> the program is "httpd", the "Apache HTTP Server".  If you could all help
> to identify "Apache" abuse throughout the documentation and web pages, and
> transform those to "httpd" for shorthand, that would be a huge help.
> Perhaps choosing the program's name to be the name of the foundation was
> a mistake, but the least we can do is to help adjust for the reality of
> the current structure and framework of our foundation.  It is named "Apache",
> The Apache Software Foundation, so wherever we can disambiguate the web
> server software's name from our umbrella, it will be appreciated by all
> of our sibling projects and fellow committers!
> Many thanks,
> Bill
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I'll update our wiki, at the very least.


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