State of the Feather

The State of the Feather is an annual overview presentation explaining what the ASF is and how our operations have unfolded over the past year.


The State of the Feather covers the basic statistics about number of projects, committers, sponsors, and the like. It also reviews any of the major Apache-wide changes or news from the past year. It is given by an ASF Foundation leader each year at ApacheCon conferences.

In Fall 2015, the ASF had 8 platinum sponsors, 167 top level projects (with 43 podlings in the Incubator), well over 4,000 individual committers, and an annual budget of about USD 1 million. We also sent about 1 billion emails during the year, served 13 million unique visitors weekly, from every UN recognized country in the world, plus a number of territories and other regions.


Shane is founder of Punderthings℠ LLC consultancy, helping organizations find better ways to engage with the critical open source projects that power modern technology and business. He blogs and tweets about open source governance and trademark issues, and has spoken at major technology conferences like ApacheCon, OSCON, All Things Open, Community Leadership Summit, and Ignite.
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