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Tigris.org Community Scope
- Tigris.org is a mid-sized open source community
focused on building better tools for collaborative
- 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
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
|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
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.
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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