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.
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.
Tigris.org is no longer accepting new project proposals.