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The ASF develops, shepherds, and incubates hundreds of freely-available, enterprise-grade projects that serve as the backbone for some of the most visible and widely used applications in computing today. Through the ASF's merit-based process known as "The Apache Way," more than 800 individual volunteer Members and 7,800+ 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.

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OPEN: The Apache Software Foundation provides support for 300+ Apache Projects and their Communities, furthering its mission of providing Open Source software for the public good.

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Apache Projects

The all-volunteer ASF develops, stewards, and incubates more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives that cover a wide range of technologies. From Accumulo to Zookeeper, if you are looking for a rewarding experience in Open Source and industry leading software, chances are you are going to find it here. Are you powered by Apache?

Featured Projects

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Apache Aries

The Aries project is delivering a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise OSGi application programming model. This includes implementations and extensions of application-focused specifications defined by the OSGi Alliance Enterprise Expert Group (EEG) and an assembly format for multi-bundle applications, for deployment to a variety of OSGi based...

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Apache SpamAssassin

Apache SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter which is used to identify spam. Using its rule base, it uses a wide range of advanced heuristic and statistical analysis tests on mail headers and body text to identify "spam", also known as unsolicited bulk email. Once identified, the mail can then...

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Incubating Projects

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path into The Apache Software Foundation for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation’s efforts. All code donations from external organisations and existing external projects seeking to join the Apache community enter through the Incubator.

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Apache Superset (Incubating)

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data visualization and dashboarding.

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Apache MXNet (Incubating)

A Flexible and Efficient Library for Deep Learning

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Apache StreamPipes (Incubating)

StreamPipes is a self-service (Industrial) IoT toolbox to enable non-technical users to connect, analyze and explore (Industrial) IoT data streams.

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