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The Apache Software Foundation Incubator

Apache Incubator

The Incubator project is the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation’s efforts. All code donations from external organisations and existing external projects wishing to join Apache enter through the Incubator.

The Apache Incubator has two primary goals:

See also the Life In The Apache Incubator video, where former Incubator PMC chair Jukka Zitting presents the Incubator, at ApacheCon EU 2012.

Getting started at the Apache Incubator

Use the navigation bar at the top of this page to get started:

  • Bring your new project Proposal to the incubator

  • Review the Podling Guides for how podings here work

  • Our PMC Guides include information on mentoring, IP clearance, and more

  • All the Policies around the Incubator are public

  • Of course we have a FAQ!

Getting in touch with the Incubator

Contact us on the general@incubator.apache.org mailing list: Subscribe - Unsubscribe. You can easily follow discussions on the mailing list archive using our forum-like interface.

About The Apache Software Foundation

The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and financial support for a broad range of open source software projects. The Foundation provides an established framework for intellectual property and financial contributions that simultaneously limits the potential legal exposure for the contributors. Through a collaborative and meritocratic development process, Apache projects deliver enterprise-grade, freely available software products that attract large communities of users. The pragmatic Apache License makes it easy for all users, commercial and individual, to deploy Apache products.

Learn more about the ASF as a whole, or engage with the Apache Community Development project with your general questions about the ASF.

Our Current Podlings: