On October, 1st 2016, NetBeans became an official Apache Incubator project. A full list of all incubator projects is available at [1]. I assume that the project page (which is quite shortly today) will present much information soon [2].

A description of the incubation process is available at the web, too [3].

Some projects stay in the incubator for quite a long time. Since NetBeans is a very matured project, I hope it will become an Apache top level product soon.

Stay curious!

[1] incubator.apache.org

[3] incubator.apache.org/projects/netbeans.html

[3] incubator.apache.org/incubation/Process_Description.html