The year 2017 has been again exciting in terms of growth of the Apache community and the Feature set of the Apache HTTPD server. In 2017 I was becoming a HTTPD PMC member.
In 2017 we celebrated 14 years Apache Lounge, wow.. time is flying. I am thrilled to see so many folks making use of Apache Lounge Binaries (more and more the binaries are packaged with commercial software) and visiting the Apache Lounge, more and more non-windows users are participating. For many of users the forum is a big valuable archive and also thanks to the moderators Mario, Gregg and Tom we continued the quality level. Also thanks to the PHP team (special Pierre, Anatol) and HTTPD dev’s for the help. It is really rewarding to see that the effort we put into the Apache Server is appreciated so much. For the next weeks, I'll be spending time with my family enjoying Christmas end of year festivities. As exciting as computers and servers can be, this year will also forever serve as a reminder of what is really important: family, friends and the compassion of strangers. I wish for you and your families time to reconnect, enjoy traditions, and to find some rest during the holiday season. Whatever you celebrate, I hope you take a moment to reflect on the year that is closing and on your goals for 2018 as it approaches. Many thanks to all my friends in the Apache Community and ASF and enjoy the holidays ! Steffen www.apachelounge.com