Shared leadership in the Apache project

  title={Shared leadership in the Apache project},
  author={Roy T. Fielding},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • R. Fielding
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
documentation. In addition, hundreds of users have contributed ideas, code, and documentation to the project. According to the Netcraft survey of November 1998 [4], the Apache server and its derivatives are used by over 57% of publicly accessible Web sites, more than double its nearest competitor. Unlike most open-source projects, Apache has not been organized around a single person or primary contributor. When the project began in February 1995, the most popular server software on the Web was… 
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  • 1998
Fielding ( is a doctoral candidate in Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, and cofounder of the Apache Project
  • Fielding ( is a doctoral candidate in Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, and cofounder of the Apache Project