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The Apache Software Foundation is a highly decentralized community of developers. We are organized into the following projects, many containing sub-projects.
HTTP Server Commonly known as Apache httpd
Ant Java-based build tool
APR The Apache Portable Runtime
Avalon Framework and components for Java applications
Cocoon XML publishing framework
Commons Reusable libraries and components
DB Database access
Incubator Shepherd for new projects
Jakarta Server-side Java
James Java Apache Mail Enterprise Server
Perl Dynamic websites using Perl
PHP Server-side, HTML embedded scripting language
TCL Dynamic websites using TCL
Web Services Web Services
XML XML solutions focused on the web
Conferences Meetings of developers and users
Foundation Administration and infrastructure management

The Apache Software Foundation is always looking for new or existing collaborative software development projects that are in need of a home. This includes both projects related and unrelated to the existing ASF projects.

In addition to the information below, the Linux Documentation Project contains an Apache Overview. If you would like to see what individual members are working on which projects, we have created a page where the ASF members can list what projects they are working on.

Official Apache Software Foundation Projects
Apache HTTP Server Project

The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server software product for various modern desktop and server operating systems. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.
Apache Ant Project

Apache Ant is a Java-based build tool. In theory, it is kind of like Make, but without Make's wrinkles. Instead of a model where it is extended with shell-based commands, Ant is extended using Java classes. Instead of writing shell commands, the configuration files are XML-based, calling out a target tree where various tasks get executed. Each task is run by an object that implements a particular Task interface.
Apache Portable Runtime Project

The mission of the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) is to provide a free library of C data structures and routines, forming a system portability layer to as many operating systems as possible.
Apache Avalon Project

The Avalon project is an effort to create, design, develop and maintain a common framework and set of components for applications written using the Java language. Having said that, what Avalon 'is', is a framework that allows components of varying scale to be created, managed via a specific set of lifecycle methods, and used in an application. While Avalon is geared towards server-side applications, it is not limited to such, and is quite flexible.
Apache Cocoon Project

Apache Cocoon is an XML publishing framework that raises the usage of XML and XSLT technologies for server applications to a new level. Designed for performance and scalability around pipelined SAX processing, Cocoon offers a flexible environment based on a separation of concerns between content, logic, and style. To top this all off, Cocoon's centralized configuration system and sophisticated caching help you to create, deploy, and maintain rock-solid XML server applications.
Apache Commons Project

A language-agnostic parent project for reusable code projects.
Apache DB Project
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Software related to database access.
Apache Incubator Project

Provides an entry path to the Apache Software Foundation for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts. Code donations from external organisations and existing external projects wishing to move to Apache will enter through the Incubator. A large part of the Incubator's effort will be devoted to providing documentation on how the Foundation works, and how to get things done within its framework. As a consequence, it is expected that the Incubator will also become a reference for new contributors to any of the Apache projects.
Apache Jakarta Project

Jakarta is the home for many of our server side Java projects.
Apache James Project

The Java Apache Mail Enterprise Server (a.k.a. Apache James) is a 100% pure Java SMTP and POP3 Mail server and NNTP News server designed to be a complete and portable enterprise mail engine solution based on currently available open protocols. James is also a mail application platform. The James project hosts the Apache Mailet API, and James provides an implementation of this mail application platform API.
Apache Perl Project

The Apache/Perl integration project brings together the full power of the Perl programming language and the Apache HTTP server. With mod_perl it is possible to write Apache modules entirely in Perl. In addition, the persistent interpreter embedded in the server avoids the overhead of starting an external interpreter and the penalty of Perl start-up time.

PHP is a server-side, cross-platform, HTML embedded scripting language.
Apache Tcl Project

Apache Tcl is an umbrella for Tcl-Apache integration efforts. These projects combine the power of the Apache web server with the capabilities of the time-tested Tcl scripting language.
Apache Web Services Project

The Web Services project is responsible for software related to the provision and discovery of application programming interfaces made available via application protocols like HTTP and whose requests and responses are usually formatted in XML. The technologies relevant here are those typically associated with "Web Services" by the popular IT press, such as SOAP, XML-RPC, UDDI, WSDL, and others.
The Apache XML Project


The goals of the Apache XML Project are:

  • to provide commercial-quality standards-based XML solutions that are developed in an open and cooperative fashion,
  • to provide feedback to standards bodies (such as IETF and W3C) from an implementation perspective, and
  • to be a focus for XML-related activities within Apache projects
Apache Conferences Committee

Organizes meetings of Apache developers and users.
Apache Foundation

The Foundation Project has the goal of building and sustaining the literal foundation upon which our open-source software projects are based, by managing and staffing the administrative functions of the Apache Software Foundation and providing equipment and communication services to the ASF projects.

Sister Projects
Java Apache

The Java Apache Project is home to various other server-side Java projects. This project and Jakarta are very closely connected and will eventually be merged into just the Jakarta Project.
JServ JServ Servlet Engine
JSSI Java Server Side Includes
Jyve FAQ-O-Matic