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Agila Project Incubation status

This page tracks the project status pertaining to incubation. Items marked DONE have been completed.

The Agila project retired on 2006-12-05



Project closed down - activity has moved to Ode (also within the Incubator).


Project accepted by Apache Jakarta. Incubation setup and process starting.

Project Website

The website for Agila is here

Identify the project to be incubated

  • Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist and check to be sure that the name is not already trademarked for an existing software product. DONE
  • If request from an existing Apache project to adopt an external package, then ask the Apache project for the cvs module and mail address names.
  • If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project, then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance. DONE
  • If request from anywhere to become a stand-alone PMC, then assess the fit with the ASF, and create the lists and modules under the incubator address/module names if accepted. N/A

Interim responsibility

  • DONE Who has been identified as the shepherd for the incubation?

Geir Magnusson Jr.

  • Are they tracking progress in the file incubator/projects/{project_name}/STATUS?
  • IN PROGRESS Have the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received? It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project.
  • STARTING Have the files been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright?

Verify distribution rights:

  • N/A For all code included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license, do we have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute?
  • DONE Is all source code distributed by the project covered by one or more of the following approved licenses: Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms? (everything is ASF-licensed)

Establish a list of active committers

  • Are all active committers in the STATUS file?
  • Do they have accounts on
  • Have they submitted a contributors agreement?


  • CVS modules created and committers added to avail file?
  • Mailing lists set up and archived?
  • Problem tracking system (Bugzilla)?
  • Has the project migrated to our infrastructure?

Collaborative Development

  • Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified and acknowledged as committers on the project?
  • Are there three or more independent committers?

(The legal definition of independent is long and boring, but basically it means that there is no binding relationship between the individuals, such as a shared employer, that is capable of overriding their free will as individuals, directly or indirectly.)

  • Are project decisions being made in public by the committers?
  • Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers?

Following the "Standard" apache process

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

  • If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it?
  • If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?

Incubator sign-off

  • Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks?