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From Joachim Zobel <>
Subject Re: Who is Representing Apache?
Date Tue, 07 Nov 2006 19:56:47 GMT
Am Montag, den 06.11.2006, 09:25 -0800 schrieb Brian McQueen:
> This awesome Apache thing you guys created is beginning to slide into
> obscurity, when its actually better now than ever and should be moving
> more steadily into the forefront.  Its no mere web server!

This is the unfortunate social process that happens when a software
system reaches maturity. During this process the software gets harder to
use and develop. You end up with a system that is close to perfection,
but is used by a very small number of people. 

VMS could do things, unix is still trying to reach today (versioning
file system, transparent clustering). Who uses TeX? The Oracle database
is probably on the same road, and there are quite shure others that come
to mind within a few minutes of thinking.

Apache is special because it is very widely used, but only a few people
know what it can actually do.


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