The Apache foundation sent a press release today regarding their Apache HTTP server.
Congratulations and kudos to the HTTP Server Project team for their hard work and accomplishments. To commemorate, the ASF issued this press release today: ------ Apache HTTP Server Reaches Record Eight Consecutive Years of Technical Leadership. San Francisco, CA (May 11, 2004) The Apache Software Foundation today announced that its HTTP Server platform has reached a milestone of eight consecutive years of World Wide Web technology leadership. Since its first release in April of 1995, the Apache HTTP Server has become as pervasive as the Web itself. According to two separate and independent surveys, the Apache HTTP Server, which originally established itself as the leading web server technology in April 1996, continues to acquire even greater market, growing faster than all other competing web server technologies. We started the Apache project to provide the development community with a secure, efficient and extensible open source Web server platform. Our goal from the very beginning was to establish the Apache HTTP Server as the dialtone of the web a standards-compliant, commercial grade reference platform. Through collaboration with the community, we have continually improved upon and added modules to the core Apache HTTP Server platform, thereby evolving the quality and breadth of the technology, said Jim Jagielski, Executive Vice President and Secretary of the Apache Software Foundation. Our recent achievement is testament to the benefits of the process of open source software development itself. By collaborating with the community, we have been able to consistently deliver freely accessible, robust, feature-rich Web server technology. Apache HTTP Server Leadership Continues to Grow In an April 2004 Security Space survey of 14,174,836 Web sites, the Apache HTTP Server was recognized as the most widely implemented Web server platform, with 70.48% share, representing 9,990,804 deployed servers. In an April 2004 Netcraft survey incorporating roughly 50 million Web sites, Apache again rose to the top for the 96th straight month, with 69.01% market share and 15,747,757 active servers. According to Netcraft, the number of sites deploying Apache has grown by over 30 percent in the last twelve months, from 25 million to 33 million. Apaches growth has outpaced that of competing products, as the overall number of deployed Web sites increased by 25 percent over the same twelve month period. "The Apache project seized the momentum in http server development within weeks of its first release and has held it ever since, growing its user community from a few hundred sites in August 1995, to several tens of millions today," added Mike Prettejohn, Director of Netcraft. Commitment to Continued Technical Leadership Achieving eight straight years of technology leadership confirms that the open source model works. Apache is now successfully deployed in a diverse set of environments, from large commercial entities to small nonprofit organizations. We are grateful to the community for their continued support and participation in the development process, said Sander Striker, Vice President of the Apache HTTP Server Project. We are firmly committed to continuing to provide the most accessible and standards-compliant Web server platform in existence. ABOUT THE APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and financial support for the Apache open-source software projects. Formerly known as the Apache Group, the Foundation incorporated as a membership-based, not-for-profit corporation to ensure that the Apache projects continue to exist beyond the participation of individual volunteers, to enable contributions of intellectual property and financial support, and to provide a vehicle for limiting legal exposure while participating in open-source projects. For more information on the Apache Software Foundation, please see http://www.apache.org. Media Contact: Susan Wu Marketing and Public Relations, Apache Software Foundation email@example.com Greg Stein Chairman, Apache Software Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org