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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 Commons IO

Commons-IO contains utility classes, stream implementations, file filters, file comparators and endian classes.

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Apache POI

APIs for manipulating various file formats based upon Open Office XML (ECMA-376) and Microsoft's OLE 2 Compound Document formats using pure Java. Apache POI is your Java Excel, Word and PowerPoint solution. We have a complete API for porting other OOXML and OLE 2 Compound Document formats and welcome others...

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Apache mod_ftp

mod_ftp is an FTP Protocol module to serve httpd content over the FTP protocol (whereever the HTTP protocol could also be used). It provides both RETR/REST retrieval and STOR/APPE upload, using the same user/permissions model as httpd (so it shares the same security considerations as mod_dav plus mod_dav_fs).

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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 DataSketches (Incubating)

DataSketches is an open source, high-performance library of stochastic streaming algorithms commonly called "sketches" in the data sciences. Sketches are small, stateful programs that process massive data as a stream and can provide approximate answers, with mathematical guarantees, to computationally difficult queries orders-of-magnitude faster than traditional, exact methods.

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Apache Training (Incubating)

The Training project aims to develop resources which can be used for training purposes in various media formats, languages and for various Apache and non-Apache target projects.

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Apache DataLab (Incubating)

DataLab is a platform for creating self-service, exploratory data science environments in the cloud using best-of-breed data science tools.

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