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:
- Ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards
- Develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles
See also the Life In The Apache Incubator video, where former Incubator PMC chair Jukka Zitting presents the Incubator, at ApacheCon EU 2012.