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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject [ANN] Apache RAT Incubating 0.8 Released
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:49:24 GMT
Release Audit Tool (RAT) is a tool to improve accuracy and efficiency
when checking releases. It is heuristic in nature: making guesses about
possible problems. It will produce false positives and cannot find every
possible issue with a release. It's reports require interpretation.

Version 0.8 improves the command line interface, supports more file
types when adding license headers and makes it easier to detect custom
licenses. A full list of changes can be found at

Source and binary distributions are available for download from the
Apache mirrors via:

When downloading, please verify signatures using the KEYS file available
at the above location when downloading the release.

For complete information on Apache RAT, including instructions
on how to submit bug reports, patches, or suggestions for improvement,
see the Apache RAT website:


  Apache RAT is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software
  Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Apache Incubator. Incubation is required
  of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the
  infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized
  in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects.  While incubation
  status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of
  the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by
  the ASF.

Stefan Bodewig, on behalf of the Apache RAT community

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