From time to time, I work on “public” projects that I've posted on various public source control sites. I also maintain a CI Server for these projects.
Projects in an active status are being developed, and expanded to bring new features. Releases will be common.
Projects in a stable status are supported, but are considered to currently meet all known needs. Releases may still occur, but they will be smaller and incremental updates and/or bug fixes.
Projects in an incubating status are not stable, their APIs may substantially change, or the project may be terminated entirely if it is decided the project lack support, fail to address the need, or that there are better solutions in the marketplace.
Projects in an inactive status are no longer supported or developed.