Welcome to Apache Creadur

About Apache Creadur

This project started as just Rat, a release auditing tool good with licenses, coded in Java with plugins for Ant and Maven. After adding some new tricks, it became clear that creating one uber-tool in one language is less useful than collecting a suite:

  • Apache Rat™ audits license headers — the boilerplate text needed in most source files. Coded in Java, it runs from the command line with plugins for Maven and Ant. Download Apache Rat 0.10 or read the release notes.
  • Apache Tentacles™ helps to audit in bulk components uploaded to a staging repository. Coded in Java, it runs from the command line.
  • Apache Whisker™ assists assembled applications maintain correct legal documentation. Coded in Java, it runs from the command or as a plugin for Maven.

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The Apache Creadur Project

Apache Creadur is a top level project of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), a non-profit corporation dedicated to the creation of open source software and distributed to the public at no cost. Apache develops software with a collaborative, consensus based process based on self-organising community-focused projects.

License

Apache (in general) and Creadur (in particular) licenses its software to the public under the open source Apache License, Version 2.0. Not every (third party) artifact included in an Apache distribution is covered by this license but policy allows only compatible licenses that are well reported. A system of contributor license agreements and software grants ties everything together from the legal perspective.

Start here to learn more about licensing, or browse Apache Legal Affairs.

Reports

Each ASF project reports regularly to the board, focusing on the health of the community. For Creadur, quarterly reports are due in February, May, August and November. However - as a recent graduate - reports are more regularly in 2012.

The official reports are found in the board minutes but drafts are here.


We maintain this page using the Apache CMS. See

for more about this CMS.

Some tools in the suite use the CMS directly as well. Others sub-sites are generated using Maven then checked in.