Development of the Apache Derby Database—Who Can Contribute and How?

In this section, we will briefly discuss who can contribute to Apache Derby and how contributions are made. The goal of this section is not to make you an expert in how the Apache Software Foundation process works; rather, it will briefly describe how your work could end up in Apache Derby. For complete details on the concepts outlined in this section, see http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.

While you read this section, keep in mind that because Apache Derby and IBM Cloudscape share the same codebase, any changes to the host Apache Derby code are automatically reflected in the IBM Cloudscape binaries. The add-ons provided by IBM with IBM Cloudscape are proprietary, ...

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