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Join the Apache Geronimo Community

The Apache Geronimo project is built by the open source community for the open source community - we welcome your input and contributions!

Show your support!

Use the following email closing template and/or Geronimo Logo to help show your support and involvement with Apache Geronimo.

What we are looking for

  • Source code and fixes contributions
  • Documentation assistance
  • Product and feature suggestions
  • Detailed and constructive feedback
  • Articles and whitepapers

Where do I start?

  • To discuss Apache Geronimo topics check out the mailing lists.
  • Informal discussion also occurs on the #geronimo IRC channel on A log of this discussion can be found here.
  • Bugs and other issues can be posted on the project JIRA.
  • Additional documentation and discussion can be found on the project wiki.

Want to contribute to project's documentation?

Contributing to Geronimo's documentation is as easy as easy can get!

We use a Confluence wiki to develop the project's documentation, then we massage the wiki content with a Confluence plugin to generate a custom HTML version. That is what you see when you access

So, if you are getting this far you are probably monitoring the User and the Development mailing lists already. The issues discussed on these list are mostly driving what topics need to be covered by the documentation. So, the mailing lists are a great starting point for discussing what areas you would like to see covered or can directly contribute to. User experiences are a great asset for the documentation.

Geronimo documentation is somewhat unique when compared to other projects. This is in the sense that anybody can contribute directly, no need to be a committer before hand or creating a JIRA in order to add content. Contributing is pretty much straight forward however, it is very important that you discuss your intentions on the mailing lists so we can maintain some consistency across the rest of the documentation.

For that purpose there is a guide Tips for writing and formatting documentation that should help you answer some basic questions. The Geronimo cwiki documentation architecture page gives you an overview of how we are using the wiki to build up Geronimo's documentation.

Geronimo's documentation is a community effort, it is based on contributions from the users to the users. Your contributions make the difference.

So, c'on in, jump into the Mailing Lists and bring your ideas forward!

What about contributing some sample applications !?

Working out some sample apps is just as easy. We put together a template based on Maven archetype to help being consistent across all samples so you won't have to worry about the way it looks, Java docs, etc. Check the Sample applications section in the Geronimo wiki for details on downloading and using the template.

Check the Mailing Lists and start a thread with what samples you would like to see covered and what samples apps you can work on.

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