CollabNet Community Rules

You can participate in the CollabNet community in several areas and in a few different ways. Post in discussion forums, join a project or start your own, or contribute to documentation.

OCN Projects

Join a Project

Collaborate with other developers by joining a project

  1. Log in to OCN
  2. Click a project name on the Community Project page
  3. Click the Request membership/role for that project. The project owner will contact you regarding your request.

Create a Project

Create a project, such as an integration or CollabNet add-on, that other developers can join and collaborate on.

Your OCN project must meet the following criteria:

  • Your project is related to the CollabNet TeamForge, TeamForge Lab Management, or CollabNet Subversion platform.
  • Your project does not directly compete with core functionality of any CollabNet product.
  • Your project adds value to Collabnet customers.
  • The primary result of the project is downloadable software.

Log in to OCN to create a new project, or fill out this form to request a project.

The OCN community manager will contact you regarding your request.

Those who are granted a project on OCN may choose from the following licenses: GNU GPL (v2 and v3), GNU LGPL, Affero GPL, Apache 2.0, and EPL

Discussion Forums

OCN has a variety of forums and mailing lists for developers and users alike. Discuss problems, solutions, and connect with fellow developers. openCollabNet guests can view most forums but please register and log in to post or reply to messages. View a Full list of all forums.

Contributing Code to a CollabNet Project

Contributor Agreement - read this if interested in contributing code to the supported CollabNet products (does not apply to those who simply wish to contribute integrations or documentation or start their own projects on OCN).

Terms & Conditions

Mutual Respect

Online communities rely on a system of mutual respect, or else the "community vibe" breaks down and forces the management to intervene. Please note that members who exhibit abusive, derogatory, condescending or otherwise negative behavior can have their membership revoked. We will not tolerate Community Members who are not respectful of others.

Intellectual Property Law

We do not condone the posting of content that violates copyright law. We insist that you not post it. If others notify us of the existence of copyright-infringing material on this site, we will comply with the law.

Account Termination

For any reason, but in particular if these Guidelines are violated, we can terminate your Membership at any time, with or without stating the reasons for doing so.

OpenCollabNet Code of Conduct

In the OCN community, we collaborate openly on a volunteer basis to build software for everyone's benefit. We improve on the work of others, and then share our improvements on the same basis.

This Code of Conduct covers your behavior as a member of the OCN community, in any forum, mailing list, wiki, web site, IRC channel, public meeting or private correspondence.

Do your homework. It will be helpful to you if you research your answer a bit before asking. Check the documentation and search the forums for similar questions and solutions first.

Be respectful. The OCN community and its members treat one another with respect. Everyone can make a valuable contribution to OCN and its collaborative projects.

Be collaborative. Collaboration improves the quality of the software produced. Keep the OCN community informed of your ideas and results, and be open to the ideas of others.

When you disagree, consult others. Disagreements, both political and technical, happen all the time. The important goal is not to avoid disagreements or differing views but to resolve them constructively.

Community is a many-to-many relationship. As a free-will community, we hope you share your knowledge by providing community support for others.

The openCollabNet code of conduct is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license. You may re-use it for your own project, and modify it as you wish, but please allow others to use your modifications.