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Why Does This Project Exist?
The goal of this project is to provide a central location for storing, maintaining and tracking Open Source software that is developed within the MIT community. This SourceForge project is intended to hold larger software development efforts as well as the bits of code that often slip through the cracks--items such as templates, visual basic macros and utilities that students find useful and yet often have no central home, thus forcing students to "reinvent the wheel".
How do I contribute?
You can also contribute code, templates, macros, and other items.
The first way is to simply release templates or macros to the release area. You must register with us to do this and then all you have to do is follow the directions to upload the file on SourceForge and create a release.
Everyone that has an MIT e-mail address (either @mit.edu or @alum.mit.edu), can upload files in this area. However, if you want to release source code, you must use the version control system, which is explained below.
You need to register a user name at SourceForge, which can usually be done in five minutes or less. After successfully registering, e-mail Christine Miyachi to request access to this project (you will get a response within 24 hours).
If you want more control over your project, you can create your own SourceForge Project. Please let us know about this and we will put a link on our web page for you.
CVS stands for Concurrent Versioning System and is required for contributing code on SourceForge. SourceForge documentation has a lot of information on this. If you are a LINUX or UNIX user, you probably are familiar with this. If you use a PC, I have created special instructions that hopefully are easy to follow here.
Who Created this Project and Why?
This project was created by a group of graduate students at MIT, as part of a class assignment. The students believe strongly in the principles underlying Open Source software, and hope that you will find the website useful. The only benefits that we get from your contributions to the project is satisfaction that we have created a useful extension of the MIT community.
We are also interested in hearing what you have to say about our efforts, as well as any ideas about how to improve the project. Please feel free to e-mail Christine Miyachi with your thoughts or start a thread on our discussion board.