As part of my homework for the Master on Libre Software that I am studying, some classmates and me made a series of videos about the Apache Software Foundation. We try to explain the different roles in this wide libre software community and how the community works.
We were 4 people and we shared the work. Here you can find our results:
- Jesús Urcera described the community organizational structure
- I talked about the different projects and teams of the Foundation
- Reynaldo Cordero talked about the different roles and basic behavior inside the community.
- Esther Parrilla talked about the social interaction (mainly the ApacheCon).
I really admire how the Apache community works in many senses, but I chose to talk about the projects because I admire most the following aspects:
- The work in the Incubator, to welcome new projects coming from outside, in a professional way (examining possible legal issues, getting in touch with the existing community, giving a second oportunity to abandoned software).
- The work in the Attic, with the “dead projects”. I think is a good metric of quality assurance inside an organization.
- The incredible number of projects that the Apache Software Foundation takes care of, without having paid developers or other type of paid contributors.
I hope you like all of it!