The Incubation Guides linked below are descriptive and at times discursive documents. They describe established practices. These guides are informational. They are something to start from and improve on.
For more information, see these notes.
General Incubator Guides
Within all Incubator documentation, the terms
SHOULDare used as defined by RFC2119.
Documentation is considered a secondary source. It records experiences and codifying consensus
formed on the mailing lists and in particular on
general.AT.incubator.apache.org. Please feel free to subscribe to this list and ask any questions not covered adequately by the documentation.
- The Incubator documentation is intended to be read as a superset of the documentation for full Apache projects. See
MAYbe expected on deviations from the established practices documented in these guides. The aim of this process is to improve quality by ensuring that decisions are fully considered and to allow established practices to evolve. Subjective quality is one factor taken to account by IPMC members during votes.