The Apache Way

Short Form


The Apache Software Foundation is likely the most successful Open Source community out there. In this session, Jim will describe the basic tenets of how Apache projects work: The Apache Way


The Apache Software Foundation hosts over 100 projects, and contain the most successful projects and communities in the Open Source world. They keys to the success of Apache are simple and basic, and can be used not only in IT but in other areas as well. These keys have been called “The Apache Way”, and in this session Jim will describe the basic core memes, such as meritocracy and an emphasis on community, that constitute the Apache Way, the reasons behind them, and the “lesson’s learned” in over 15years of Apache.

Speaking experience

ApacheCon, OSCON, LinuxWorld, SpringOne, Red Hat World, SC, POSSCON, Gartner, etc... (lots)


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    Jim Jagielski

    Apache Software Foundation / Red Hat, Inc


    Jim is a long-time (over 20 year) hacker and developer who is also an acknowledged expert in Web, Cloud and Open Source technologies. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, which he co-founded. He also serves on the board of the ASF as well as serving as President. Jim also is on the board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), the stewards of the Open Source Definition, and the OuterCurve Foundation. A frequent speaker, he was recently awarded the O’Reilly Open Source Award at OSCON.

    Jim is employed by Red Hat and serves under the office of the CTO in the Open Source and Standards team.