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These pages provide a directory of technical details pertinent to all Apache projects, for developers, committers, release managers and PMC members contributing to any Apache project.

If you can't find information here, ask on your project's mailing list, or contact the project's mailing list for more general questions. There are many experienced ASF people who can help. We also have a sitemap summarizing all the pointers available.

Find information about tools and processes the ASF and its projects use to manage source code, mailing lists, and websites. You can also find how-to guides for committers and Project Management Committees (PMCs).

Apache Infrastructure

  • High-level notes on Apache Infrastructure

    • More detailed information on Infra supports for projects
  • How to become an

  • . Infa has already been alerted if a service shows as down.

  • Machine/Host List of ASF servers

Committers and Contributors

Project Management Committees (PMC)

The project PMC must be involved in any requests for Infrastructure assistance. Remember that PMCs can handle many Infrastructure items for themselves.

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Licenses, Trademarks, and Legal issues

Version Control

Apache Project Websites

Software Product Releases

Issue and Bug Tracking

Each project uses their own to track bugs, requests, and other action items - typically JIRA or BugZilla. Every Apache project decides how to track issues, so see each to find how they track issues.

Mailing Lists

Pasting data to others

Apache provides a paste bin service for committers to use at .

Anyone can view the pastes (except those marked 'committers only'), but only committers are allowed to paste new data on the site.

Apache URL Shortener Service

Infrastructure hosts the for our committers. When including URLs in PMC reports, please use this service and not other URL shorteners.

Latest Activity

This is an overview of activity going on with various Apache projects. SVN commits, bug reports, tweets, you name it.

: [status] Resolved: Disk usage for partition / on is above 95.0% has resumed normal operatio… @ 20 Nov, 01:57
: [status] Investigating: Disk usage for partition / on is above 95.0% is experiencing issues. @ 20 Nov, 01:45
: [status] Resolved: Mail - Queue Red Alert has resumed normal operation. To view history or postmortem please visit… @ 19 Nov, 17:05
: [status] Investigating: Mail - Queue Red Alert is experiencing issues. @ 19 Nov, 16:44

Before our move to apache we used CLA-assistant to make sure our contributors/committers knew they were handing over their code....

We request to open for review the website, on the apache/skywalking-website repo.

The source codes are hosted on the...

Hi Infra, I accidentally created an Accumulo branch rel/1.9.3 when I was trying to view our tag of the same...

I am subscribed to several mailing lists (pdfbox-users, pdfbox-dev, tika-user, tika-dev) from my THausherr at t-online dot de address instead...

The Infra Blog

Available as of yesterday, more self serve features were added to the .asf.yaml toolset, based around Github Branch Protection.

You can now add the following features :-

  • Github Branch Protection...


The Infrastructure team is constantly looking for ways to do its work more quickly while maintaining the ASF standards of reliability, security, and almost-continuous availability. The more the team can...


Today, ASF Infra launched new features for projects wishing to update their notification schemes for git/github activity on their own.

Via the file, projects can now define notification schemes...