Overview Brand

Website: https://www.apache.org/

Legal Name: The Apache Software Foundation

Location: Delaware, US

Nonprofit Status: 501C3

Software Hosted: various

Licenses Used: Apache-2.0

IP/Copyright Policy: CLA

Primary Brand: Apache

Other Brand(s): various projects - 180+

Brand Registered?: yes

Logo Registered?: no

Trademark Policy: https://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/

Trademark Usage Guide: https://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/guide

Brand Policy Comments: Consistent policy requires use of full *Apache ProjectName* form, and allows free use of Powered By format.

Governance Finance

Board Size: 9

Board Type: elected

Board Listing: http://www.apache.org/foundation/

Description of Membership: elected

Bylaws Link: https://www.apache.org/foundation/bylaws.html

Number of Paid Employees: 7

Funding Sources: sponsors, donors

Approximate Budget: 1.3M

Budget Listing: https://whimsy.apache.org/board/minutes/Budget.html

Sponsor Listing: https://www.apache.org/foundation/thanks.html

Top Tier Sponsors: Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Leaseweb, Microsoft, Pivotal, Yahoo!

Project Hosting

Accepting New Projects?: yes

Projects Hosted: 180

Project Governance: The Apache Way, with open and independent governance is required, and the ASF board oversees quarterly project reports directly.

Major Projects Hosted: Hadoop, OpenOffice, Lucene, Maven

Project Listing: https://projects.apache.org

Project Services : Core infrastructure, legal, branding, and press services are provided by the ASF to all projects; some level of directed sponsorship under Apache-wide policies is allowed.


About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server –the world’s most popular Web server software. Through the ASF’s meritocratic process known as “The Apache Way,” more than 680 individual Members and 6,000 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. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, ODPi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, Target, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

How Individuals Can Get Involved

The Apache Community Development project is here to help newcomers find their way around, learn about how Apache projects work. The Apache Projects Directory lists all the different projects hosted.

How Projects Can Get Involved

Projects or communities wishing to join the ASF should submit a proposal to the Apache Incubator.

How Companies Can Get Involved

As a vendor-neutral organization, the ASF does not allow corporations as entities to directly participate in project governance. The ASF very much appreciates companies that choose to donate new codebases to the Apache Incubator, and to the many Sponsors who donate to help fund Apache-wide operations, as well as a Support Apache call to action.