The Apache Attic was created in
to provide process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its
end of life. Specifically to be:
"responsible for the oversight of projects which otherwise would not have
oversight; and be it further ... is not authorized to actively develop and release the
projects under its oversight"
It is intended to:
- Be non-impacting to users
- Provide restricted oversight for these codebases
- Provide oversight for active user lists with no Project Management Committee (PMC)
It is not intended to:
- Rebuild community
- Make bugfixes
- Make releases
There are two expected mechanisms by which a project may enter the Attic. Either the managing
Project Management Committee (PMC) decides it would like to move the project, or The
Apache Software Foundation's board dissolves the PMC and chooses to move the project.
In either case, the following may be useful: Template Board Resolution.
Projects whose PMC are unable to muster 3 votes for a release, who have no active committers or
are unable to fulfill their reporting duties to the board are all good candidates for the Attic.
This is defined in the separate process document.
The Attic is managed by a Project Management Committee (PMC). Discussions are found on
the general@ mailing list
and you are welcome to subscribe.
The Apache Incubator project is the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts. Not all projects 'graduate' out of the Incubator and are instead retired. Those retired projects may be found on the Incubator's Project page.