Taverna has been accepted as an Apache Incubator project
The Apache Software Foundation is a non-profit organization, forming a community of open-source software projects with strong emphasis on openness, collaboration and a consensus-based development process. Well-known Apache projects include the Apache HTTP server, Tomcat, Maven, Jena, CXF and OpenOffice.
Taverna will participate in the Apache Incubator process - http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Process_Description.html - with assigned mentors that help assure that we follow the Apache guidelines.
Practically this means that the Taverna code base, mailing lists and website will be migrated to the Apache infrastructure, and future releases will be called Apache Taverna.
Apache Taverna development will follow a clear open process, with important decisions (such as approving a release) done by voting on the new firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, which will be open to anyone.