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The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) provides a wide array of services to projects we host. The Board of Directors also asks specific officers to set a few required policies.
The ASF provides the following services to PMCs:
The Apache Community Development Project is charged with coordinating community development efforts.
The Apache Infrastructure team is responsible for management and day-to-day system administration and operation of various hardware.
Marketing and Publicity provides primary communications services for the ASF, and advises Apache projects and initiatives on their outreach efforts.
The Travel Assistance Committee exists to help those that would like to attend ApacheCon events, but are unable to do so for financial reasons.
The Conferences team organizes official events such as ApacheCon, as well as facilitating third party events.
The Apache Security Team exists to provide help and advice to Apache projects on security issues and to provide co-ordination of the handling of security vulnerabilities.
The Brand Management team collaborates with projects on branding and trademarks.
The Legal Affairs Committee is responsible for establishing and managing legal policies based on the advice of legal counsel and the interests of the Foundation.
The ASF has the following requirements of Apache PMCs. Questions about any specific policy should be addressed to the appropriate officer and/or to the board.
Project technical decisions MUST be made on public and archived mailing lists.
Project discussions and interactions SHOULD be public in accessible, asynchronous and archived places, unless there are specific documented reasons to hold discussions on private@.
Project discussions SHOULD use normal ASF-hosted dev@, user@, and similar mailing lists.
Contributors MUST sign an iCLA before committer access to projects is granted.
Projects MUST use the Apache LICENSE, NOTICE, and source headers for code developed and released at Apache.
Projects MUST NOT include software with unapproved or restricted licenses in Apache project releases unless following documented exceptions.
Projects MAY include software with approved compatible licenses in Apache project releases.
Project websites MUST comply with the Apache Project Branding Requirements.
Project PMCs MUST be responsible for maintaining their project's trademarks and brand.
Project PMCs MAY include links to relevant technical or corporate websites when they are appropriate to their community.
Projects MUST work with VP, Marketing and Publicity on any formal press releases that use ASF boilerplate.
Projects SHOULD work with press@ to help coordinate any press, media, or analyst relations.
Projects MUST work with VP, Fundraising whenever accepting or using financial donations.
Projects MUST NOT use ASF donated funds to pay for primary development on any Apache project. (citation needed)