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Apache Software Foundation


Used as filename or fragment reference: asf
Common Name: Apache Software Foundation
Legal Name: Apache Software Foundation
Founding Date: 1999
Location: US
Accepts new projects?: yes
Software Types: various
Wikidata ID: Q489709


Board Size: 9
Board Type: elected
Board Website:
Bylaws Website:
Approx Number Of Paid Staff: 7
Governance Description: The Apache Way, with open and independent governance is required, and the ASF board oversees quarterly project reports directly.
Example Projects Hosted: Hadoop, OpenOffice, Lucene, Maven
Project List Website:
Services Provided: Core infrastructure, legal, branding, and press services are provided by the ASF to all projects; some level of directed sponsorship under Apache-wide policies is allowed.
Nonprofit Type: Nonprofit501c3
Governance documentation (when available): Search for docs on FOSS Governance


Tax Authority ID: 47-0825376
Budget in USD: 1.3M
Budget Website:
Funding Sources: sponsors, donations
Sponsor List Website:
Example Sponsors: Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Leaseweb, Microsoft, Pivotal, Yahoo!
Sponsorship Model(s): asf


Licenses Used: Apache-2.0
CLA Policy: CLA
Code Of Conduct Website:
Source Of Code Of Conduct: Apache CouchDB CoC
Where Code Of Conduct Linked: navbar, footer
Diversity Policy Website:
Description Of Diversity Policy: Mailing list


Primary Brand Name: Apache
Secondary Brand Name(s): various projects - 200+
Is Primary Brand Registered?: yes
Trademark Policy Website:
Trademark Usage Website:
Trademark Policy Description: Consistent policy requires use of full *Apache ProjectName* form, and allows free use of Powered By format.
Official Logo Link:
Is Logo Registered?: no

Tax Financial Data

IRS determination date: 2001-01-01
NTEE Code: U41
Approximate financial status from ProPublica JSON data
Tax Period: 2022-04-01
Assets EOY: 4279071
Revenue: 1765183

The ASF exists to serve the many like-minded project communities who join, and to ensure all software developed is preserved permanently.