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# Contributing to CDO
Thanks for your interest in this project.
## Project description
The Eclipse CDO (Connected Data Objects) Model Repository is a distributed
shared model framework for EMF models and meta models. CDO is also a model
runtime environment with a focus on orthogonal aspects like model scalability,
transactionality, persistence, distribution, queries and more. CDO has a 3-tier
architecture supporting EMF-based client applications, featuring a central model
repository server and leveraging different types of pluggable data storage
back-ends like relational databases, object databases and file systems. The
default client/server communication protocol is implemented with the Net4j
## Developer resources
Information regarding source code management, builds, coding standards, and
The project maintains the following source code repositories
This project uses Bugzilla to track ongoing development and issues.
* Search for issues: https://eclipse.org/bugs/buglist.cgi?product=EMF
* Create a new report: https://eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi?product=EMF
Be sure to search for existing bugs before you create another one. Remember that
contributions are always welcome!
## Eclipse Contributor Agreement
Before your contribution can be accepted by the project team contributors must
electronically sign the Eclipse Contributor Agreement (ECA).
Commits that are provided by non-committers must have a Signed-off-by field in
the footer indicating that the author is aware of the terms by which the
contribution has been provided to the project. The non-committer must
additionally have an Eclipse Foundation account and must have a signed Eclipse
Contributor Agreement (ECA) on file.
For more information, please see the Eclipse Committer Handbook:
Contact the project developers via the project's "dev" list.