Native Group Calls for Apache Software Foundation Name Change

The Natives in Tech group has called on the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to change its name, saying the “frankly outdated spaghetti-Western” representation is “as ignorant as it is offensive.”

In a blog post, the group urges the foundation “to take the necessary steps needed to express the ally-ship they promote so deeply on their website, to act in accordance with their own code of conduct, to “be careful in the words that [they] choose,” and change their name."

In an email to The Register addressing the issue, an ASF spokesperson said, "We hear the concerns from the Native American people and are listening. As a non-profit run by volunteers, changes will need time to be carefully weighed with members, the board, and our legal team. Our members are exploring alternative ways to address it, but we don’t have anything to share at this time."

Read more at Ars Technica and The Register.


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