Hibernate is first and foremost an open source community. Code, issues and discussions are in the open and each project is released under an open source license.
Read about our governance model.
If you have a question regarding one of our projects, the following resources will help you finding the answer:
Best to first check the documentation. Yes it sounds boring, but knowing a tool makes the difference.
After the documentation, probably the best place to look for answers.
The wiki nicely complements the reference documentation and is improved by the community at large.
- IRC user channel
If you prefer live conversations (we do), join the IRC channel #hibernate on Freenode.
The Hibernate team maintains a team blog where we announce the latest releases, describe new features and discuss Hibernate in general.
- Announcement mailing list
Very low volume list for general announcements such as release notifications.
You know, like a twitter account.
- Google +
Links of and around the community are posted there.
There are many forms of contribution, from helping other users on the forum, to opening qualified issues, writing documentation or providing code patches.
If you want to know more, look through one of these avenues:
- Issue tracker
JIRA is where all tasks are reported and tracked. In particular look for the ones marked suitable for new contributors.
- Development mailing list
Discussion list for developers to brainstorm ideas. Between JIRA and this mailing, you will not miss any discussion.
- IRC development channel
Join the development channel on Freenode where Hibernate developers and contributors discuss development of Hibernate. To join #hibernate-dev you will have to register your nickname. Just follow the instructions on Freenode.
It’s all code in the end. Even this website is on a GitHub hosted repo. Follow what we do on GitHub and open pull requests for your contributions. We loooove pull requests :-)