Apache’s open source governance model
n our industry the market dominant players often have the worst products, but that’s pretty clearly not true for the Apache Foundation.
The core Apache servers power the web: combining dominant market share with dominant performance and stunning software reliability - and because that combination is unusual, we have to ask why and how?
A big part of the why is historical: Apache got its start with the first NCSA servers and so inherited an installed base, a solid code base, and, most importantly, the loyalty of many of those involved in building out the original server ideas.
Part of this is a matter of perception.