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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: http://www.simpligility.com/2010/02/how-to-contribute-to-the-maven-books/

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 http://github.com/sonatype/ and in the case of the reference book at http://github.com/sonatype/maven-reference-en. 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 http://github.com/mosabua/maven-reference-en


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.