OpenDA welcomes the active participation of anyone who wishes to contribute. Below, you will find brief directions for getting involved in OpenDA.
Every donation, small or large, is welcome. OpenDA needs funds to make sure that the OpenDA community is properly facilitated so that we can all benefit from our collective efforts. The donations are primarily used to finance the activities of the OpenDA association, which are directed at the OpenDA community as a whole. The donate-button is on the upper-right hand side of the website.
Before reporting a bug, please make sure that it is indeed a bug and not a misinterpretation of the proper functionality. Check out the documentation and check the forum to see if someone else noted the same thing before and, if so, how the other users responded. Also, make sure that you are using the latest version of the software: your bug may already have been fixed. If you have ascertained that the bug is indeed a bug, we will be happy to learn about it.
To report a bug, please give a clear and concise recipe of how the bug can be reproduced. State clearly what functionality you expected and why the observed behaviour is wrong. If possible, give a small example that brings about the erroneous behaviour. Also, give a careful description of the environment in which you found the bug: the operating system, the version of the software, the compiler and anything else that may be relevant.
Bug reports can be issued in the bugtracker at the Sourceforge site.
Supplying bug-fixes and patches
Supplying data-assimilation methods, model wrappers and observers
Running OpenDA projects
Even now, there are several groups that hold extensive OpenDA expertise. You can find a list of these in the Partners section. The very fact that they are listed on the OpenDA website means that they are interested in participating in OpenDA projects. So, if you are looking for partners to run your project, just contact the one that best seems to match your needs.
Become an OpenDA partner
If you are a heavy user of OpenDA, you may want to become an OpenDA partner. Becoming an OpenDA partner means that you join the OpenDA association. More information about the OpenDA association can be found here. As a member of the OpenDA association, you help to saveguard the well-being of OpenDA and it's community, thus saveguarding the OpenDA software that is important to you.