Apache Week

Copyright 1996-2005
Red Hat, Inc.

About Apache Week

Our Mission

Our aim was to become an essential resource for anyone running an Apache server, or anyone responsible for running Apache-based services. Apache Week started in February 1996 and ran until October 2004.

What was in Apache Week?

Each week we included a range of stories. We had regular updates on the current status of Apache, lists of new or suspects bugs, and details of what is 'under development' for the next release.

We also reported on other news related to Apache, such as the release of new modules, and links to how Apache was reported in the press.

Longer articles on specific subjects appeared regularily. These features ranged from general articles about servers and web technology through to detailed technical articles about 'how to' use Apache's advanced features.

Our Relationship with the Official Apache Group

Apache is developed by a small group of people, with a lot of input from users and other developers. We consider Apache Week to be another form of user-input to the apache project. If Apache Week encourages more users of Apache and makes the jobs of existing Apache users easier, it will have served its purpose.

Why Do We Provide Apache Week for Free?

There are a number of answers to this. First and foremost, we believe the Apache server is a great Web server, and want to share our knowledge of this server with anyone that will listen.

Secondly, we use Apache in our business, and want to give something back to both the Apache Group and others using Apache. We already contribute to the core development of Apache.


Apache Week was written in XML and uses a home-grown publishing system and XSLT to convert each issue into a number of different formats for viewing and emailing. We use xsltproc from the libxslt project and write out static pages for serving from our Apache-based server.

Contact us by email

You can contact the people behind Apache Week at editors@apacheweek.com.

Contact us by post

If you want to contact us by post please write to:

Apache Week
Red Hat Europe
10 Alan Turing Way

Comments or criticisms? Please email us at editors@apacheweek.com