What Is Apache Whisker?

Apache Whisker assists assembled applications maintain correct legal documentation. Read more about how Whisker can help here.

How Can Apache Whisker Plugins For Maven Help?

Apache Maven is a declarative build management tool, useful not only for building components but also for assembling them into applications.

  • Whisker generates licensing materials for assembled applications.

Goals Overview

The Apache Whisker plugin for Maven supports the follow goal:

  • apache-whisker4:generate generates licensing related materials such as LICENSE and NOTICE documents for assembled applications.


General instructions on how to use the Apache Whisker plugin for Maven can be found on the usage page. Some more specific use cases are described in the examples given below.

In case you still have questions regarding the plugin's usage, please have a look at the FAQ and feel free to contact the mailing list. The posts to the mailing list are archived and could already contain the answer to your question as part of an older thread. Hence, it is also worth browsing/searching the mail archive.

If you feel like the plugin is missing a feature or has a defect, you can fill a feature request or bug report in our issue tracker. When creating a new issue, please provide a comprehensive description of your concern. Especially for fixing bugs it is crucial that the developers can reproduce your problem. For this reason, entire debug logs, POMs or most preferably little demo projects attached to the issue are very much appreciated.

Of course, patches are very welcome, too. Contributors can check out the project from our source repository. Apache Whisker is developed collaboratively by the Apache Creadur community. We create and maintain a range of open source software tools which assist in the audit, review and comprehension of software distributions. Please drop in and say hello.


To provide you with better understanding of some usages of the Plugin Name, you can take a look into the following examples: