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  • A place
    where any item about Apache can be found, and if
    it’s an Apache resource you should be able to
    find it here.
  • A wide, diverse spectrum of
    views and styles. I’d like to see article
    commentary in all styles–business cases,
    humor, you name it. Some of the things I
    peronally don’t want it to be follow, but these
    are wishes, and not commands, as a community
    always has a personality:

    • A Linux Today
      clone. Apache Today may bear a striking
      resemblance to the Linux Today (because it is, in
      a way a clone of Linux Today’s code base), but I
      would wish more that the community that gathers
      here would be open to more diversity–all
      Apache operating system platforms, including
      proprietary ones–should be accepted. People
      should not flame another on a choice that they
      would not have made personally.

    • A
      haven for trolls. I will define trolling as
      commentary that is deliberately misleading, with
      the hidden agenda being chaos and the weakening
      of a group by spreading discontent. Although
      hard to tell from outright ineptitude at times,
      people who troll consistently express viewpoints
      that support their conclusions despite staggering
      evidence to the contrary and with statistics that
      are at best misleading. It’s up to the users
      that visit to keep this kind of banter at bay.
    • A
      place of market-specific focus. I’d like Apache
      Today to be a community and corporate
      gathering place. Everything goes, in other
      words. I don’t think this will be a problem.

    These are times of incredible change.
    Keeping up with that change is a good portion of
    the battle. We’re going to try and implement a
    place where the change can roll by, and hopefully
    provide a place where you can do more than just
    watch. I feel that this is part of the role that
    Linux Today plays in the Open Source movement,
    and I’d like Apache Today to at least provide the
    same opportunity.

    But as always, a good place
    to gather is created by those that come and make
    it that way. The surfers that ride the apache
    wave and decide to come here should keep this in
    mind, and make that reality as much of a
    pleasant one as possible.

    I look forward to
    the days ahead, and I hope Apache Today is a part
    of the good times for everybody.

    –Paul
    Ferris

    May, 2000

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