ApacheCon US 2008 Session

Sailing Corporate Waters - Apache as Market Disruptor

Over the past years Apache has established itself as a watering hole where large corporate interests and developers come to meet, fight, feed and mate. However, healthy ecosystems do not develop by themselves - and over the years Apache has learned how to be a game warden - while desparately pretending to be just a bunch of naïve engineers. Is all of this by design - and are we actively preparing and guiding communities or are we actively avoiding impeding doom for our children? This talk will visit the roles of the participants in the ecosystem, from companies, individual developers to the groupies; both from within as, often more important, well as in the public perception; and from the angle of our various users.