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    See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    limitations under the License.
-# Apache Taverna Plugin GIS
-Apache Taverna Plugin GIS is a plugin for Apache Taverna that provides
+## Taverna Project Retired
+> tl;dr: The Taverna code base is **no longer maintained** 
+> and is provided here for archival purposes.
+From 2014 till 2020 this code base was maintained by the 
+[Apache Incubator]( project _Apache Taverna (incubating)_
+(see [web archive](
+and [podling status](
+In 2020 the Taverna community 
+to **retire** Taverna as a project and withdraw the code base from the Apache Software Foundation. 
+This code base remains available under the Apache License 2.0 
+(see _License_ below), but is now simply called 
+_Taverna_ rather than ~~Apache Taverna (incubating)~~.
+While the code base is no longer actively maintained, 
+Pull Requests are welcome to the 
+[GitHub organization taverna](, 
+which may infrequently be considered by remaining 
+volunteer caretakers.
+### Previous releases
+This code has not yet been formally released.
+# Taverna Plugin GIS
+Taverna Plugin GIS is a plugin for Taverna that provides
 support for Geographical Information Systems (GIS), in particular 
 [OGC web services](
 ## License
-* (c) 2016-2018 Apache Software Foundation
+* (c) 2016-2020 Apache Software Foundation
 This product includes software developed at The [Apache Software
@@ -38,40 +71,10 @@
 # Contribute
-Please subscribe to and contact the
-[dev@taverna]( mailing list)
-for any questions, suggestions and discussions about
-Apache Taverna.
-Bugs and feature plannings are tracked in the Jira
-[Issue tracker](
-under the `TAVERNA` component _Taverna Plugin GIS._ Feel free
-to [add an issue](!
-To suggest changes to this source code, feel free to raise a
-[GitHub pull request](
 Any contributions received are assumed to be covered by the [Apache License
-2.0]( We might ask you
-to sign a [Contributor License Agreement](
-before accepting a larger contribution.
-## Disclaimer
-Apache Taverna is an effort undergoing incubation at the
-[Apache Software Foundation (ASF)](,
-sponsored by the [Apache Incubator PMC](
-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.
 ## Modules
 Experimental modules:
@@ -91,7 +94,7 @@
 # Building
-To build Apache Taverna Language, use:
+To build Taverna Language, use:
     mvn clean install
@@ -106,7 +109,7 @@
 If you are modifying this source code independent of the
-Apache Taverna project, you may not want to run the
+Taverna project, you may not want to run the
 [Rat Maven plugin](
 that enforces Apache headers in every source file - to disable it, try: