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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 vision.
  • 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 vision is one for the entire open source movement and one that has attracted senior open source developers from many organizations.

The Tigris Mission: Promoting Open Source Software Engineering

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 an 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 way for developers to keep their skills current and plug into a growing base of shared experience for everyone in the field.

Open Invitation to Contributors Start Your Project in This Fertile Valley
We believe that software engineering tools are worth doing because they advance the state of our profession and allow more people to practice software development more effectively. If you feel the same way, you are already part of our team.

Your next step is to browse the hosted projects and drill down into what the current contributors are doing, choose where you want to help, then introduce yourself and get down to work.

Tigris.org is no longer accepting new project proposals.

Join the Community

Much of the success of open source comes from each developer adding value within his or her individual area of expertise. The Tigris community welcomes your contribution.

Developer Spotlight

Greg Hudson is a staff developer at MIT with a strong interest in free software and open standards. He has authored several packages including the mud server Coldmud and the asynchronous DNS resolver library ares, and has contributed to projects such as NetBSD and the MIT Athena computing environment. more

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