Welcome to GeoServer development. The project makes use of a number of resources:
https://github.com/geoserver/geoserver.github.io/wiki Wiki used for Proposals
https://github.com/geoserver/geoserver Github source code
https://osgeo-org.atlassian.net/projects/GEOS Jira issue tracker
geoserver-devel email list
geoserver-users email list
We have a number of build servers employed to assist with day to day activities:
https://build.geoserver.org/view/geoserver/ (main build server)
http://office.geo-solutions.it/jenkins/ (windows build server)
Notification email lists:
Question and answer:
For complete license information review
GeoServer is free software and is licensed under the
GNU General Public License:
GeoServer, open geospatial information server Copyright (C) 2014 - Open Source Geospatial Foundation Copyright (C) 2001 - 2014 OpenPlans This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version (collectively, "GPL"). As an exception to the terms of the GPL, you may copy, modify, propagate, and distribute a work formed by combining GeoServer with the Eclipse Libraries, or a work derivative of such a combination, even if such copying, modification, propagation, or distribution would otherwise violate the terms of the GPL. Nothing in this exception exempts you from complying with the GPL in all respects for all of the code used other than the Eclipse Libraries. You may include this exception and its grant of permissions when you distribute GeoServer. Inclusion of this notice with such a distribution constitutes a grant of such permissions. If you do not wish to grant these permissions, remove this paragraph from your distribution. "GeoServer" means the GeoServer software licensed under version 2 or any later version of the GPL, or a work based on such software and licensed under the GPL. "Eclipse Libraries" means Eclipse Modeling Framework Project and XML Schema Definition software distributed by the Eclipse Foundation and licensed under the Eclipse Public License Version 1.0 ("EPL"), or a work based on such software and licensed under the EPL. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02110-1335 USA
Several files supporting GZIP compressions (GZIPFilter, GZIPResponseStream, GZIPResponseWrapper are provided using:
/* * Copyright 2003 Jayson Falkner (firstname.lastname@example.org) * This code is from "Servlets and JavaServer pages; the J2EE Web Tier", * http://www.jspbook.com. You may freely use the code both commercially * and non-commercially. If you like the code, please pick up a copy of * the book and help support the authors, development of more free code, * and the JSP/Servlet/J2EE community. * * Modified by David Winslow <email@example.com> */
SetCharacterEncodingFilter and RewindableInputStream makes use of code provided under
Apache License Version 2.0.
UCSReader is provided using
Apache License Version 1.1.
Snippets from the Prototype library (www.prototypejs.org) under a MIT license.
The build process will download jars from JAI ImageIO (BSD), Jetty (Jetty License), EMF (EPL), XSD (EPL). Several projects using the Apache License 2.0: Spring, Apache Commons, Log4j, Batik, Xerces.