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.
Board Size: 9
Board Type: elected
Board Listing: https://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!
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 https://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF
How Individuals Can Get Involved
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.