Apache Week
Issue 165, 2ndJuly1999:

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In this issue

Apache Software Foundation Formed

On Wednesday the Apache Group announced the formation of the Apache Software Foundation. The main aim of the foundation is to provide a legal framework for Apache and related open-source projects such as the recently announced Jakarta initiative.

The foundation has been established as a non-profit corporation with members and directors taken from the core contributors from each project. As the foundation is a legal entity it can accept donations and provide financial support to the projects as well as being able to deal with legal issues such as exposure and protection of intellectual property.

The formation of the foundation does not mean that Apache has become commercial. The Apache web server will remain open-source under the existing license.

The full press release is available from the Apache site. The www.apache.org home page has also been redesigned to give full details of the new foundation as well as each of the current projects.