Shared Leadership in the Apache Project

TitleShared Leadership in the Apache Project
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsFielding, R. T.
JournalCommunications of the ACMCommunications of the ACM
KeywordsApache Group, Apache Project, Apache server, Collaborative software development effort, Documentation, File servers, Geographically distributed volunteers, HTTP Web server, Internet, Open-source implementation, Publicly accessible Web sites, Research and development management, Shared leadership

The Apache Project is a collaborative software development effort aimed at creating and maintaining a robust, secure, efficient, extensible, and open-source implementation of an HTTP (Web) server. The project is managed by the Apache Group, a geographically distributed set of volunteers who use the Internet and Web to communicate, develop, and distribute the server and its related documentation. In addition, hundreds of users have contributed ideas, code, and documentation to the project. According to the Netcraft survey of November 1998, the Apache server and its derivatives are used by over 57% of publicly accessible Web sites, more than double its nearest competitor.

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