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  • 200M+ lines of code in stewardship
  • 1,119,785,328 lines of code committed
  • 3,231,428 code commits
  • 765 individual ASF Members
  • 7,600 Apache code committers
  • All volunteer community
  • 350+ Projects and Initiatives
  • 300+ Top-Level Projects
  • 52 podlings in the Apache Incubator

$20B+ worth of Apache Open Source software products are made available to the public-at-large at 100% no cost, and benefit billions of users around the world.

"The most popular open source software is Apache…"

DZone, “What Open Source Software Do You Use?”

"Apache-style licensing may yield more adoption and money."

Matt Asay, c|net

"Apache’s 'survival of the fittest' ethos breeds better software"

ZDNet

The ASF develops, shepherds, and incubates hundreds of freely-available, enterprise-grade projects that serve as the backbone for some of the most visible and widely used applications in computing today. Through the ASF's merit-based process known as "The Apache Way," more than 765 individual volunteer Members and 7,600+ code Committers across six continents successfully collaborate on innovations 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.

APACHE IS …

OPEN: The Apache Software Foundation provides support for 300+ Apache Projects and their Communities, furthering its mission of providing Open Source software for the public good.

INNOVATION: Apache Projects are defined by collaborative, consensus-based processes, an open, pragmatic software license and a desire to create high quality software that leads the way in its field.

COMMUNITY: We are a community of developers and users of enterprise-grade, Open Source Apache projects used in every Internet-connected country on the planet.

Apache Projects

The all-volunteer ASF develops, stewards, and incubates more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives that cover a wide range of technologies. From Accumulo to Zookeeper, if you are looking for a rewarding experience in Open Source and industry leading software, chances are you are going to find it here. Are you powered by Apache?

Featured Projects

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Apache Hive

The Apache Hive (TM) data warehouse software facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage. Built on top of Apache Hadoop (TM), it provides * tools to enable easy data extract/transform/load (ETL) * a mechanism to impose structure on a variety of data formats * access to files...

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Apache FOP

FOP (Formatting Objects Processor) is the world's first print formatter driven by XSL formatting objects (XSL-FO) and the world's first output independent formatter. It is a Java application that reads a formatting object (FO) tree and renders the resulting pages to a specified output. Output formats currently supported include PDF,...

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Apache Portable Runtime

The mission of the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project is to create and maintain software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface to underlying platform-specific implementations. The primary goal is to provide an API to which software developers may code and be assured of predictable if not identical behaviour...

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Incubating Projects

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path into The Apache Software Foundation for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation’s efforts. All code donations from external organisations and existing external projects seeking to join the Apache community enter through the Incubator.

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Apache IoTDB (Incubating)

IoTDB is a data store for managing large amounts of time series data such as timestamped data from IoT sensors in industrial applications.

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Apache NuttX (Incubating)

NuttX is a mature, real-time embedded operating system (RTOS).

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Apache Gobblin (Incubating)

Gobblin is a distributed data integration framework that simplifies common aspects of big data integration such as data ingestion, replication, organization and lifecycle management for both streaming and batch data ecosystems.

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Conferences
Announcing ApacheCon @Home 2020

The ApacheCon Planners and the Apache Software Foundation are pleased to announce that ApacheCon @Home will be held online, September 29th through October 1st, 2020. We’ll be featuring content from...


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