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What's Up with Apache Web Server?

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - For most of free software's history, two projects have stood out: GNU/Linux and and the Apache Web server. Indeed, as far back as 2000, when I wrote Rebel Code, it was clear that Apache had already done something rather special:

Apache played a crucial role in preparing the ground for the later and continuing success of GNU/Linux, and for the dramatic uptake of open source programs and methods in the late 1990s. In one respect, Apache still leads the field among free software projects. Although the debate still rages fiercely about whether open source software such as GNU/Linux can ever hope to best Microsoft, Apache has already done it.