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Apache Abdera
Developer(s) Apache Software Foundation
Stable release 0.4.0-incubating / 2008-04-11; 20 months ago
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Development status Incubation
Type Syndication
License Apache License 2.0

Apache Abdera is an implementation of the Atom Syndication Format and Atom Publishing Protocol, which are standards for creating, editing, and publishing web feeds and other web resources. The current focus is on a Java implementation, although C/C++ and .NET implementations are being considered.[1]

The Abdera code was initially developed by IBM[2] and donated to the Apache Software Foundation in June 2006[3].


  • Consumption and production of Atom 1.0 feed and entry documents
  • Atom Publishing Protocol client implementation
  • A framework for the creation of an Atom Publishing Protocol server
  • XML Digital Signature and encryption of Atom documents
  • Support for format and protocol extensions


  1. ^ Apache Abdera — Frequently Asked Questions, retrieved December 4, 2007
  2. ^ Abdera Proposal, Apache Incubator Wiki, retrieved December 4, 2007
  3. ^ June 2006 Report — Abdera, Apache Incubator Wiki, retrieved December 4, 2007

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