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InfoWorld: Apache Group, Apache Server Project

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 2, 2001


"What started five years ago as a modest effort by another rebel band to produce a commercial reference implementation of the HTTP protocol is now the open-source community's shining jewel which it holds up to the proprietary world to prove what can be done with a true and open meritocracy."

"... In early 1995, HTTP was developed by Rob McCool at the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Development stopped shortly thereafter when McCool left the center. But a small group of Webmasters who were developing their own bug fixes contacted each other by e-mail to coordinate their efforts." What started five years ago as a modest effort by another rebel band to produce a commercial reference implementation of the HTTP protocol is now the open-source community's shining jewel which it holds up to the proprietary world to prove what can be done with a true and open meritocracy.

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