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What is openFIRST?

The openFIRST Portal System is an integrated set of modules which may be used together to create or enhance a web site. It is directed towards teams participating in the FIRST robotics competition. The openFIRST Portal System is a completely student-developed project that has had contributions from a wide variety of teams from Brasil, Canada and the United States.

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Developers?

openFIRST is developed by a number of students from the FIRST Robotics competition teams #1006, #1049, #781, #1075, #1501, #1227, and #1257. You may read more about the developers here. To learn how to contribute to the project, and for a technical reference about writing modifications / patches / enhancements for the openFIRST system, read the openFIRST Contributor's HOWTO. New contributors are always welcome.

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USFIRST is the largest North American robotics competition that has over 800 teams and many competitions yearly. Read more.

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<p>Firstly, recognise that openFIRST is completely run by volunteers, and we all have other things to keep track of and manage too, so, while we will usually try and help you with just about anything openFIRST related circumstances may make this impossible.  Sorry in advance if this is the case.</p>

<p>Code and documentation patches, plus completely new documentation is welcomed.  For this kind of thing, use <a href="http://bugzilla.openfirst.org/">the openFIRST Bugzilla Server</a>; or, the less-preferred method of <a href="/contact.php">contacting an individual person</a>.  So, without further adieu, here's the list of documentation:</p>

<h2>General</h2>
<ul>
 <li><a href="/about.php">About openFIRST</a> (what is this thing, anyway?)</li>
 <li><a href="/license.php">License Information</a> (openFIRST is licensed under the GPL)</li>
</ul>

<h2>User Documentation</h2>
<ul>
 <li>FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions (not yet written)</li>
 <li><a href="manual/">openFIRST Manual</a> (this is the manual module as it appears in CVS; the documentation is oriented toward end users)</li>
 <li><a href="/quickstart-sambar.php">Quick Start Guide - Sambar Server</a> (for setting up and using openFIRST with the Sambar web server)</li>
</ul>

<h2>Developer / Volunteer</h2>
<ul>
 <li><a href="/doc/tut/howto/">openFIRST Contributor's HOWTO</a></li>
 <li><a href="/roadmap.php">Development Roadmap</a> - Contains information about what's planned for when in the future</li>
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<p>openFIRST is gradually transitioning to use Subversion instead of CVS 
for version management.</p>

<p>For information about using Subversion refer to <a 
href="http://sourceforge.net/svn/?group_id=78233">About 
Subversion</a>.</p>

<p>For information about using CVS refer to <a 
href="http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=78233">About CVS</a>.</p>

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