作者是Randy Terbush,Apache HTTPd最初的开发者之一、Apache基金会发起者之一。

为何当初Apache HTTPd要开源、而不是走上商业化的道路?

"At least for me, (and I am pretty sure the same holds for my Apache web server colleagues), we had all been participating in the volunteer effort of creating critical pieces of computer software technology through this same process that later became known as Open Source, so the decision to find like minded individuals and start the process of building a better HTTP web server was standard operating procedure in that point of our young careers. I know I didn't really consider any other path for obtaining this core Internet technology. I am confident that my peers didn't either ... it was important for the future of the internet to make sure that it was easy for companies to use a standards compliant HTTP protocol stack in their products in order to assure that service communications on the internet were reliable and compatible."

今年也是Apache HTTPd的20周岁。

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