Apache is celebrating 10 years of successful service to software industry. First ‘version 0.6.2’ released to public in April of 1995 and still standing tall. It is not only the sound knowledge and technology that made Apache survive successfully for these many years. It stands on top of its ideology and principles.
Every computer user (at least internet user) in one or other way is debted to Apache. Apache’s HTTP server is unarguable leader in web server domain.
A java guy at least once would have used one of the Apache projects. Some popular projects are HTTP Server, Ant, Commons, Geronimo, iBATIS, Log4j, Lucene, Maven, Struts, Tomcat, Velocity and more, its a long list man!
My javapapers.com is running on Apache. I have used Apache Tomcat from my younger java days and till now use it for most of my web applications. All for free! While you bootstrap, when you get some valuable application or service free of cost it is a great benefit.
Long live and thank you Apache!