The Apache® Software Foundation Announces 18 Years of Open Source Leadership

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Forest Hill, MD, March 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today its 18th Anniversary and accomplishments, and rallied support to ensure future innovation.

Millions of people have depended on Apache software since the ASF’s beginnings in 1999. Today, the ASF has grown to become a leading source for hundreds of Open Source software projects that meet the demand for interoperable, adaptable, and sustainable solutions. Apache’s enterprise-grade projects power mission-critical applications in financial services, aerospace, publishing, government, healthcare, research, infrastructure, and more. 

“We are proud to celebrate our 18th Anniversary as one of the strongest and most emulated communities in Open Source,” said ASF President Sam Ruby. “The ubiquity of Apache software across the globe attests to the trust in our projects and community. Our momentum demonstrates that the ASF has stayed true to our mission of producing software for the public good, and remains an influential force in accelerating the next generation of Open Source innovations.”

The ASF serves approximately 9M source code downloads from Apache mirrors on a yearly basis (excluding convenience binaries). Worldwide dependency on Apache software continues to grow, with Web requests received from every Internet-connected country on the planet. https://projects.apache.org/statistics.html

Highlights include:

1) Membership –an increase of 2,952% from the inaugural 21 ASF Members to 620 Members…

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