World's largest Open Source foundation's 300+ freely-available, enterprise-grade Apache projects power some of the most visible and widely used applications in computing today.

Wakefield, MA —9 July 2018— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of the annual report for its 2018 fiscal year, which ended 30 April 2018.

Established in 1999, the world's largest Open Source foundation’s 300+ freely-available, enterprise-grade projects serve as the backbone for some of the most visible and widely used applications in computing today. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual volunteer Members and 6,700 code Committers across six continents successfully collaborate on innovations in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Big Data, Build Management, Cloud Computing, Content Management, DevOps, IoT and Edge Computing, Mobile, Servers, and Web Frameworks, among other categories. 
Highlights include:
  1. Published ASF 5-year strategic plan ;
  2. Established extended budget to map against strategic plan;
  3. Completed and passed first-ever financial audit: unqualified;
  4. Change in net assets for FY2017-2018: $548,630;
  5. Fundraising yielded a positive net income and raised 150% of goals;
  6. Received Bitcoin donation from Pineapple Fund valued at $1M;
  7. Launched ASF Targeted Sponsorship program;
  8. Total of 8 Platinum Sponsors, 9 Gold Sponsors, 8 Silver Sponsors, 14 Bronze Sponsors, and 4 Platinum Targeted Sponsors, 5 Gold Targeted Sponsors, 3 Silver Targeted Sponsors, and 11 Bronze Targeted Sponsors;
  9. 51 new individual ASF Members elected, bringing the total to 731;
  10. Exceeded 6,700 code Committers;
  11. 194 Top-Level communities overseeing 319 Apache projects and sub-projects;
  12. 16 newly-graduated Top-Level Projects from the Apache Incubator;
  13. 54 projects currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator; 3 were retired;
  14. Top 5 Apache project categories: Libraries, Big Data, Network-Server, XML, and Web Frameworks;
  15. Top 5 project language distribution: Java, C, Python, C++, and JavaScript;
  16. 35M page views per week across;
  17. ~9M source code downloads served from Apache mirrors on a yearly basis (excluding convenience binaries);
  18. Web requests received from every Internet-connected country on the planet;
  19. 3,280 Committers changed 71,186,324 lines of code over 222,684 commits;
  20. ASF project contributors have added $624,946,835 worth of code;
  21. Highest code contribution value by Apache Mynewt: $61,769,063 worth of code;
  22. Top 5 Apache repositories by size: OpenOffice, NetBeans, Flex, Hadoop, and Trafodion;
  23. Top 5 Apache repositories by commits: Hadoop, Ambari, Camel, Ignite, and Beam;
  24. 21,772 authors sent 1,617,547 emails on 642,005 topics across 1,131 mailing lists
  25. Top 5 Apache developer email lists: Ignite, Kafka, Tomcat, Beam, and James;
  26. Top 5 Apache user email lists: Lucene/Solr, Ignite, Flink, Kafka, and Cassandra;
  27. 23rd anniversary of the Apache HTTP Server (19 years under the ASF umbrella);
  28. 942 Individual Contributor License Agreements (CLAs) signed;
  29. 41 Corporate Contributor License Agreements signed;
  30. 22 Software Grant Agreements signed;
  31. Apache Infrastructure services running 24x7x365 at near 100% uptime on an annual budget of less than US$5,000 per project;
  32. Expanded "GitBox" service launched to allow communities to host their read/write Git repositories on GitHub;
  33. Improved Mirror performance, build systems, and redeployment of LDAP account system;
  34. Migrated mail archive services to the cloud, consolidated domains, and enhanced/refined  monitoring;
  35. ASF serves as a mentoring organization in Google Summer of Code for 13th consecutive year;
The full report is available online at
About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual Members and 6,600 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Oath, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, and Union Investment. For more information, visit and
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