openFIRST is an initiative to help FIRST Robotics web sites prosper by aiding their developers with design and construction of components for their team's web site. To do this, we have developed open-source components using PHP and ASP using the services of SourceForge.net.
openFIRST was initially founded by David Di Biase and Tim Ginn in 2003 at the FIRST Canadian Regional, where both their teams competed. During the competition David and Tim discussed a potential project of this mass. The weeks following consisted of constant develop until the beginning of 2004 season, where they released their creation to the world.
To this day the openFIRST development is striving to expand and create one of the largest most widely used open-source softwares for the FIRST competition's of North America. Their next goal is to expand the openFIRST source code and make it even more advanced and easy-to-use with the help of FIRST student programmers.
If you are interested in joining the openFIRST development team then please contact a current contributor. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
New contributions to the openFIRST project are always welcome. For more information and help about contributing (ranging from what the project needs, to an introduction to contributing to the project, to in depth technical specifications and details) refer to the openFIRST Contributor's HOWTO.