Chances are, many questions can be answered by reading the Manifesto.
How can I get my project hosted at the Codehaus?
First of all, it needs to be an interesting project, for some ever-changing definition of "interesting". Then, talk to Bob 'The Despot' McWhirter.
What license do projects at the Codehaus use?
Projects are free to choose their own license, as long as it's a business friendly licence.
What is a business-friendly license?
See our special report on business friendly licences.
What is your take on the advertising clause?
Give credit where credit is due and demanded by the license. Seems only fair. Advertising clause does not offend us.
Are dual-licensed projects supported?
Yes and no. Multiple licenses are allowed as long as at least one of them is a business friendly open-source license. This could mean an LGPL'd tool that could also be sold commercially or with commercial modification-allowed alternate licenses. This does not mean that a project can have a dual GPL and commercial license. The GPL, while free/open-source, is not a business-friendly license. A commercial license is certainly business-friendly, but not free/open-source. It's a fine line.
Do you consider (Apache|OpenSymphony|SourceForge|ObjectWeb) as your enemy?
Absolutely not. Each organization fills a different niche.
Why are you using (Jira|Confluence|Perforce)? It's not free software!
It's free for us, and we're pragmatic. Use the best tools available for the money.
How can I support the Codehaus?
See our page specifically addressing how to support the Codehaus.
What's with the ads on all the pages? They are selling closed-source software!
Yes, you're right. But they also provide us with revenue, and we don't mind the competition. The Google AdSense program allows us to display plain and unobtrusive advertising and has thus far allowed the haus to be entirely self-supporting for several years now.