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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: About Apache
Date Tue, 27 Dec 2011 09:14:10 GMT
On 12/27/2011 2:07 AM, 馬目彩 wrote:
> Please tell me about Apache.
> I have a few question. 

馬目 彩,

Some of your questions are very unclear. I'll offer you one answer, but
suggest you share your questions with a more proficient English language
student to ensure they are what you had meant to ask.  Perhaps someone
at the docs@ project can translate my answers, and even consider these
for our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list, which you should also
review for your questions (especially section 1, Questions 1, 2, 3);
http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/FAQ

> 1. What is apache software to do?

The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP
server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this
project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP
services in sync with the current HTTP standards.

Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996, and
celebrated its 15th birthday as a project this February.

The Apache HTTP Server ("httpd") is a project of The Apache Software Foundation.

> 2. What is the significance of global collaboration to this project?

Initial collaborators were based in the US, UK, DE, and NL among
other countries.  All of these specific individuals working together
is what made httpd so successful, so quickly.

Today, another significant impact of global collaboration is explained
at http://httpd.apache.org/docs-project/

> 3. What they do?

Collaborators here contribute to the source code, and/or documentation.
Some also help out on peer-to-peer support lists, help the project's
web site or package releases, or even help operate our foundation.

> 4. Why they do it?

Nearly all use the software and wish for it to be enhanced and improved.
Some are paid for their work in this space, others are hobbyists.  Most
paid collaborators have contributed some of their own personal time to
the project.

> 5. How they collaborate with others?

Through this mailing list, along with other "user" and "docs" focused
mailing lists, also some face-to-face hackathon/gatherings, and some
use IRC.  All binding decisions are concluded on this list.

> --
> 馬目 彩
> 津田塾大学学芸学部情報科学科
> 


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