Stewarding 227M+ lines of code
The Apache Software Foundation is the world’s largest Open Source foundation, established in 1999 with the mission of providing software for the public good.
The ASF provides $30B+ worth of software to the public-at-large at 100% no cost.
ASF software is integral to nearly every end-user computing device, from laptops to tablets to mobile devices across enterprises and mission-critical applications.
ASF projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry.
ASF projects are developed by an all-volunteer community of individuals. The ASF’s vendor-neutrality and independent governance ensures that all Apache projects are governed independently with no corporate influence, regardless of employee participation.
Starting with a single project in 1999, today the ASF develops, shepherds, and incubates 320+ projects and their communities. Continued growth requires continued support.
How Sponsorship helps the ASF
The ASF needs your support now more than ever.
ASF Sponsorship helps ensure that critical Apache software continues to be able to be developed equitably in a diverse, trusted, vendor-neutral environment.
Approximately 70% of the ASF’s US$2MM+ annual budget is allocated towards running critical infrastructure that supports our 320+ all-volunteer projects and their communities worldwide. This includes mailing lists, code repositories, bug tracking systems, Web servers, continuous integration servers, bandwidth, electricity, cooling, administrative staff, and more. Bolstered by generous in-kind donations from our Targeted Sponsors, the ASF’s Infrastructure team keeps the Foundation functioning 24x7x365 for roughly US$5K per project per year.
Additional operating expenses include Conferences, Marketing & Publicity, Accounting, Legal services, and more.
We continue to run a very lean organization, spending less than 10% of our annual budget on overhead.