The Terracotta, Ehcache and Quartz source code is available for anonymous access on subversion. This includes everything in the source distribution, and everything
that is used to build the binary distribution.
You can browse the core project repository using FishEye.
Contributing doesn't always mean having code repository commit access. In fact, some of the best open source contributors never have commit access. In order for the project to be successful, we rely on help in many areas including:
Feature submissions (ideas or code)
Submitting bug reports (with patches!)
Writing documentation (esp. based on common issues in the forums)
Helping others in the forums
Authorship record of code modules and/or documentation is also maintained to give credit where credit is due.
Submitting Code or Docs Contributions
Have you built a great new feature or documentation improvement? Drop us a note in the forums or file a feature enhancement request in our issue tracker and let us know about it. We gladly, and regularly accept contributions. Contributor's are given credit for their work, though they must be willing (for licensing purposes) to release copyright of the work. A Contributor Agreement document must be filled-out and sent to Terracotta - indicating that you assign the copyright of the work to the Terracotta project. This document only needs to be filled out once per contributor - not once for each contribution.
Becoming a developer with direct commit rights is on an invite-only basis. The project leaders look for people who have submitted bug reports (with patches), helped out with writing documentation, stay active in the community forums, or make code contributions. In addition to all these, developers must demonstrate a strong desire to see the project be successful. This is typically done by staying in touch with the project leaders, following up on reported bugs, and generally offering assistance.
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