- Fix imports in all the .java files
- Fix License headers in all files. (If you are using Intellij IDEA, "Copyright Plugin" is very handy)
- Check NOTICE.txt, make sure any copyright headers from contributors show up there
- Make sure each jar we ship has an entry in LICENCES.txt or equivalent (Axis2 uses a directory to store text files of each license)
- Make sure we don't ship any snapshot jars.
Get yourself a PGP Key
- Add your key to the KEYS file (example Axis2 KEYS are at /www.apache.org/dist/ws/axis2/ on mintoaur.apache.org)
Run Apache RAT tool to uncover issues with the release artifacts.
- Remove Author tags in all files