Projects that have been approved for activation transition to the Active state, a formal recognition that the software is now suitable for production use.
The first priority of a newly Active project is to deploy a v1.0.0 or higher production-grade version. The Foundation expects this to occur soon after activation, ideally within one month.
Once a v1.0.0 is released, the objectives of the Active lifecycle state primarily involve the project team developing and executing on an ongoing roadmap of features and bug fixes, informed by feedback from the project's user base.
Foundation-hosted projects are expected to provide a clear indication to visitors that they are Active. To this end, the Foundation provides a badge that should be displayed at the top of the project's root-level README.md file, using the following Markdown:
This will appear as follows:
and when clicked will navigate to this page.