THE APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION

Open. Innovation. Community

Wilmington, DE   |  https://www.apache.org

Mission

The mission of the ASF is to provide software for the common good. All Apache products are available to the public-at-large completely free of charge. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

Ruling year info

2001

President

Mr. David Nalley

Main address

1000 N West Street Suite 1200

Wilmington, DE 19801 USA

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EIN

47-0825376

NTEE code info

Engineering (U42)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The ASF provides an established framework for intellectual property and financial contributions that simultaneously limits potential legal exposure for our project committers. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 620 individual Members and 5,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Open Source Project Governance

The ASF governs the development of over 350 leading open source projects.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The ASF's goal is to provide software for the public good at no charge. We do this by providing services and support for many like-minded software project communities of individuals who choose to join the ASF.

The ASF ensures that the Apache projects continue to exist beyond the participation of individual volunteers. Individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to collaborative open-source software development, through sustained participation and contributions within the Foundation's projects, are eligible for membership in the ASF. An individual is awarded membership after nomination and approval by a majority of the existing ASF members. Thus, the ASF is governed by the community it most directly serves -- the people collaborating within its projects.

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity organization incorporated in the United States of America and was formed in 1999 primarily to:

provide a foundation for open, collaborative software development projects by supplying hardware, communication, and business infrastructure

create an independent legal entity to which companies and individuals can donate resources and be assured that those resources will be used for the public benefit

provide a means for individual volunteers to be sheltered from legal suits directed at the Foundation's projects

protect the 'Apache' brand, as applied to its software products, from being abused by other organizations

While there is not an official list, these six principles have been cited as the core beliefs of philosophy behind the foundation, which is normally referred to as "The Apache Way":

collaborative software development

commercial-friendly standard license

consistently high quality software

respectful, honest, technical-based interaction

faithful implementation of standards

security as a mandatory feature

All of the ASF projects share these principles. Similarly, Apache projects are required to govern themselves independently of undue commercial influence.

THE APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (ASF)
Open. Innovation. Community.
Are you powered by Apache? The answer is most likely “yes".
Apache projects serve as the backbone for some of the world's most visible and widely used applications in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Big Data, Build Management, Cloud Computing, Content Management, DevOps, IoT and Edge Computing, Mobile, Servers, and Web Frameworks, among other categories.
Dependency on Apache projects for critical applications cannot go underestimated, from the 2.6 terabyte, Pulitzer Prize winning Panama Papers investigation to system-
wide information management at the US Federal Aviation Administration to capturing 500B events each day at Netflix to enabling real-time financial services at Lloyds Banking Group to simplifying mobile application development across Android/Blackberry/iOS/Ubuntu/Windows/Windows Phone/OS X
platforms to processing requests at Facebook's 300-petabyte data warehouse to powering clouds for Apple, Disney, Huawei, Tata, and countless others.
Every day, more programmers, solutions architects, individual users, educators, researchers, corporations, government agencies, and enthusiasts around the world are choosing Apache software for development tools, libraries, frameworks, visualizers, end-user productivity solutions, and more.

See https://s3.amazonaws.com/files-dist/AnnualReports/FY2017-ASF-AnnualReport-FINAL.pdf for much more!

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Software developers who wish to collaborate on Open Source projects for the public good.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We introduced a committee to improve Diversity and Inclusion at The Foundation.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The people we serve are intimately involved in governance of The Foundation at every level.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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THE APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 6/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Sander Striker

Rich Bowen

Shane Curcuru

Daniel Ruggeri

Myrle Krantz

Ted Dunning

Dave Fisher

Roman Shaposhnik

Craig Russell

Danny Angus

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/05/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data