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Comment: is this really good? (Score 2, Insightful) 440

by penguin7of9 (#7946930) Attached to: 2003: Year of Apache
Yes, it's nice that Apache is open source, and it would be a disaster if the situation were reversed wrt. IIS.

But what I'd really like to see is a lot more diversity in web servers. Apache is a reliable, robust, efficient server, but it is only one, very specific way of serving web data and it has tons of quirks as well (starting with its configuration files).

Having Apache open makes it easier to innovate based on it. But I think it would be even better if more people did something altogether different rather than just plugging into Apache.

All the simple programs have been written.

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