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23 February 2010, 16:48

ASF celebrates the 15th anniversary of Apache HTTP Web Server

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Apache Feather The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced the 15th anniversary of its open-source HTTP web server. The popular Apache HTTP Web Server, the ASF's first project, first began on the 23rd of February 1994, when several patch authors joined the "new-httpd" mailing list to discuss the future of the NCSA httpd fork and chose the Apache name. The first release, Apache server 1.0, arrived in December of 1995 and was followed by version 1.3 just four years later.

The ASF was established in March of 1999 to provide organisational, legal and financial support for Apache HTTP Web Server, while acting as a neutral platform for the development of the community-driven software. According to the foundation, Apache HTTP Web Server currently powers nearly 112 million websites around the world and it forms "the backbone of nearly 70% of all sites on the Internet".

The final update for the 1.x branch of the Apache HTTP Web Server was released earlier this month. The latest stable release is version 2.2.14 from October 5th, 2009. Apache HTTP Web Server is released under version 2.0 of the Apache License.

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