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Ken Coar Archive

Ken Coar is a director, vice president, and one of the founders of The Apache Software Foundation. He also sits on the board of the Open Source Initiative, and is currently employed by IBM. He can be reached at coar@apache.org.
The Apache Way, Redux
Beware the burden of success! The Apache Software Foundation is similar to the code developed under its aegis: its development is more by evolution than by design.
Software Development, the Apache Way, Part Four
With dozens of software projects involving hundreds of developers, keeping data flowing smoothly is an involved process for the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). With tens of machines distributed worldwide, gigabytes of daily downloads, and fifty hits per second on the Apache home page, system maintenance requires the varied skills of a small legion of volunteers. In the fourth in an ongoing, exclusive series, ASF co-founder Ken Coar pulls back the curtain to reveal how it all works.
Software Development, the Apache Way
With dozens of software projects involving hundreds of developers, keeping data flowing smoothly is an involved process for the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). With tens of machines distributed worldwide, gigabytes of daily downloads, and fifty hits per second on the Apache home page, system maintenance requires the varied skills of a small legion of volunteers. In the fourth in an ongoing, exclusive series, ASF co-founder Ken Coar pulls back the curtain to reveal how it all works.
The Apache Incubator
Apache Software Foundation packages don’t materialize out of thin air. Like its very management, projects must follow prescribed rights of passage to earn its membership. The Apache Incubator guides the acolytes.
Software Development the Apache Way
In the second in his series, Apache Software Foundation (ASF) co-founder Ken Coar describes the rules that all ASF projects must abide by — rules that are fundamental to the “Apache Way.”
The Apache Way
In the first in a series, Apache Software Foundation Director Ken Coar describes the “Apache Way,” the workings and methodologies of the Apache Software Foundation, the very successful open source conservatory.