The project is still under development, refactoring, renaming, and analyzing the most important features to add. Therefore, the source base is not stable enough to be used in production, so the public service is in beta status.
The current beta service is available at vafu.redlink.io
Vafu actually consists of two tools:
- The validator itself
- API bindings for some languages
This software was created by Fundación CTIC, originally
written and conceived by Diego Berrueta, Sergio Fernández and Iván Frade in 2007
(paper at SFSW2008).
Since none of the original authors continue to remain employed by CTIC, in November
2013 the tool was renamed to "vafu" in the transition to a community-supported product.
All people who have contributed to Vafu at some point:
The project accepts contributions under a shared copyright model.
The name "vafu" comes from the asturian version
of "vapour", a tribute to the original project this fork comes from.
The source code of the project is available under the terms of the
Apache License 2.0.