by Sally Khudairi, with contributions by Ignasi Barrera, Von Gosling, Luke Han, Kevin A. McGrail, and Anthony Shaw. Translations by Ted Liu and David Zhenwei Dong. I became active in The Apache Software Foundation at its inception in 1999. I am responsible for elevating the ASF’s visibility, and supporting the Foundation by counseling 350+ Apache projects […]
Read More.. Success at Apache — 赢在 Apache: If it helps others, all the better.
by Bertrand Delacretaz I became active in the ASF in 2001 via Gianugo Rabellino — he was the one who started the discussions with Apache Fop about me donating the jfor XLS-FO to RTF converter that I had developed earlier. It was already too late to uninvent RTF which is a terrible format, but I […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: the Apache Legal Shield – a pragmatic view
by Alex Karasulu I’m a long time member of the Apache Software Foundation and have been an executive officer of several corporations over the course of the past 20 years. I’ve co-founded several projects in the community and mentored several others. The "Apache Way" has benefited several aspects of my life, however I never imagined […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: The Apache Way for Executives
by Weiwei Yang I submitted my first patch to Apache Hadoop in 2015, a very simple bug fix with just a few lines of changes. However the feeling is still vivid to me when the patch was accepted, I felt great accomplishment. It was not about how big the change was, but rather because I knew […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: the Chance to Influence the World
by Nick Couchman Like other recent contributors to this blog, I am not a developer by trade. My day job is as a Linux Systems Engineer and team manager, and, truth be told, my programming skills are not something I would rely on to make a living. Despite these facts, I’ve found something beyond acceptance […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Dip into the Apache Way
by Charles Givre Let me start out by saying that I am not a developer. I do have a technical background, but I hadn’t coded in Java for at least 10 years before I got involved in the Apache Drill project. One has to wonder how, as a non-developer, I ended up as a committer […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Am I there yet? A n00b’s perspective
by Von Gosling When I saw the "Success at Apache" series, I thought about writing something about my, being from a non-native English country, Open Source experience these past few years. Last year, RocketMQ graduated from the Apache Incubator and became one of the Apache Top-Level Projects. As one of the original co-founders of RocketMQ, […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Open Innovation from a Non-native English Country
by Anthony Shaw I believe in the mission of the ASF for many reasons, but the first is the reason why I got into open-source software- free and open access to knowledge. Back when I was age 12 (1998), I started to learn to program in dBase 4. dBase 4 and the compiler Clipper were […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job
by Kuhu Shukla As I sit at my desk on a rather frosty morning with my coffee, looking up new JIRAs from the previous day in the Apache Tez project, I feel rather pleased. The latest community release vote is complete, the bug fixes that we so badly needed are in and the new release […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: A Newbie’s Narrative
By Jim Jagielski It is normally during this time of year that people get awful retrospective. We look over the last 12 months and come to terms with what kind of year it has been. We congratulate ourselves on the good and (hopefully) learn from the bad. We basically assess the ending year and start […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It’s Been
By Ignasi Barrera Recently I was at an industry conference and was happy to see many people stopping by the Apache booth. I was pleased that they were familiar with the Apache brand, yet puzzled to learn that so many were unfamiliar with The Apache Software Foundation (ASF). It’s important to recognize not just Apache’s […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Scratch Your Own Itch.
by Pat Ferrel I became involved with Apache in 2011. After several years in startups where, as CTO, I felt too removed from building things. Looking for a change, I was keenly aware that the most interesting thing about the startups was our early use of Machine Learning techniques and I wanted to see if […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: All My Roads Led to Apache
By Luke Han Over the past decade, I was a Java developer using many Apache projects such as Tomcat, Jakarta, Struts, and Velocity. In 2010 I stepped into the Big Data field and started to actively participate in Apache projects, and became an ASF Member 3 years ago. In addition to being the VP of […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation
By Kevin A. McGrail The Apache Software Foundation is not a democracy. It’s an elitist organization that does not support an innate right to vote. We aren’t capitalists because you can’t buy a seat on our board. We aren’t socialists since we place building working communities over software. Monarchy doesn’t fit because Kings and Pawns […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Meritocracy.
by John Ament As the next line in the series of "Success at Apache", I had to think about what kind of blog post I wanted to write. Given my personal focus, it made sense to focus on new projects coming in and the incubator. When I’m not busy dreaming up new ideas and working […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Learning to Build a Stronger Community
by Tom Barber When Sally asked for volunteers to help with a blog post series "Success at Apache" I realised there was a very human story to tell about how the ASF helped me get to where I am today and hopefully where I’ll go tomorrow. Over the years I have worked on and run […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Meritocracy and Me.
by Daniel Gruno In many respects, The Apache Software Foundation is like a dog. Some people like dogs, some like cats. The ASF doesn’t care, it still loves you. Some people are female, some are male, some don’t share the narrow dichotomy of the masses. The ASF doesn’t care, it still loves you. Some people […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: JFDI –the unconditional love of contributors
By Nick Kew I started working on a range of Web applications in the 1990s, the first of them internal to my (then) workplace where it provided an operator interface to the daily processing, archiving and distribution of satellite image data; the second a forerunner of what is now called social media, and my first […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Rule of the Makers.
by Bertrand Delacretaz Asynchronous decision making is a key enabler of our geographically and culturally distributed Open source teams. In this post I’ll explain the ingredients that make it work at the ASF. I became active in the ASF in 2001 via Gianugo Rabellino – he was the one who started the discussions with Apache […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: Asynchronous Decision Making
By Danny Angus When the ASF launched their "Success at Apache" series I offered to share my own experiences. If you read on, remember that this is my personal experience and that others may disagree with me, but as you’ll see, that’s really part of the fun. For a bit background I’m currently the Project […]
Read More.. Success at Apache: “All Carrot and No Stick”