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How to Contribute to the Maven Books

Manfed Moser, the author of the newly released Android chapter in Maven: The Complete Reference, wrote a very quick step-by-step set of instructions for people interested in contributing to the Maven book. Read the whole post here:

Here's an excerpt:

The first thing you will have to do is get the source code – after all the books are open source licensed and freely available to anyone. The books are found on github at and in the case of the reference book at With the excellent help on github you can just fork the repository and get your own copy going locally. My copy for example is at

Now thanks to the power of Maven and its conventions you get the book created as HTML website and PDF document by running, surprise, mvn clean install

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Tim is a Software Architect with experience in all aspects of software development from project inception to developing scaleable production architectures for large-scale systems during critical, high-risk events such as Black Friday. He has helped many organizations ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 companies take a more strategic approach to adopting and evaluating technology and managing the risks associated with change.