The History Project aims to research and collect information related to:
Initial Development Team
How Apache became one of the most successful OSS projects to date
Changes in Development Environment (1
Casestudy: Apache Development model (and how it has evolved)
Changelog / Release notes
Other Important Release informaton
First List Post
Description of work done for project
Convince at least one person from each project to participate and maintain history of that project.
Short historical description
Same project parts as the httpd history projects
Funny comments Footnote 1 - Jim: Also useful, I think, would be a description of how the actual coding environment changed, from people submitting patches and one person being responsible for folding them into the code, the "3 +1s" required for a patch to be included, review-then-commit vs. commit-then-review, etc... Footnote 2 - Mads: [15:37] <quasi> That could actually be very interesting - along with stuff about how the foundation was formed - legal issues and stuff Footnote 3 - Rich: [15:38] <DrBacchus> quasi: Actually, it's one of the most important things, in my mind, as it falls under the "what works, what doesn't work, why Apache is successful" header.
[15:48] <DrBacchus> One of the most important roles that Apache plays, apart from being a damned fine product, is as a model of how OSS projects are supposed to work.
[15:48] <DrBacchus> Folks inside the project often don't see that aspect of things.