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Tigris.org Community Scope

  • Tigris.org is a mid-sized open source community focused on building better tools for collaborative software development.
  • You will not find thousands of unrelated projects here: every project fits into the Tigris mission.
  • You will not find dead projects here: every project is welcomed into the community with a commitment to see it through and active developers cycle among related projects.
  • Tigris.org is hosted by CollabNet, but the Tigris mission is one for the entire open source movement and one that has attracted senior open source developers from many organizations.

The Tigris Mission: Building Open Source Software Engineering Tools

Tigris.org provides information resources for software engineering professionals and students, and a home for open source software engineering tool projects.

Software engineering practices are key to any large development project. Unfortunately, software engineering tools and methods are not widely used today. Even after over 30 years as a engineering profession, most software developers still use few software engineering tools. Some of the reasons are that tools are expensive and hard to learn and use, also many developers have never seen software engineering tools used effectively.

The open source software development movement has produced a number of very powerful and useful software development tools, but it has also evolved a software development process that works well under conditions where normal development processes fail. The software engineering field can learn much from the way that successful open source projects gather requirements, make design decisions, achieve quality, and support users. Open source projects are also a great for developers to keep their skills current and plug into a growing base of shared experience for everyone in the field.

Invitation to contributors

We believe that software engineering tools are worth doing because they advance the state of our profession and help people practice better development. If you feel the same way, you are already part of our team.

Your next step is to browse the projects, drill down into their current activity, choose where you want to help, then introduce yourself and get down to work.

Start your project in this fertile valley

Tigris.org is not currently accepting new project proposals.

If you have an idea for a project that fits the Tigris.org mission, we would love to see it. Here is what you need to do:

  • Register as a new user
  • Make sure your project fits the Tigris Mission (above) and the New Project Requirements
  • Check the projects page to make sure a similar project doesn't already exist — it's always better to join an existing project, or revive one that looks quiet, than to start a new one
  • Send email to project-proposal:
  • If your idea fits, we will create the project, make you the project owner, and make it visible to everyone
  • Get started on developing it right away
  • If you don't hear back from us in a week or so, send us a reminder

14th Annual Jolt Productivity Award

Tigris.org has been named a Productivity Award winner in the Websites and Developer Networks category of the 14th Annual Software Development Magazine Jolt Awards.