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The BOINC development process

BOINC is free software, distributed under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL), version 3 or later. The University of California holds the copyright on all BOINC source code. By submitting contributions to the BOINC code, you irrevocably assign all right, title, and interest, including copyright and all copyright rights, in such contributions to The Regents of the University of California, who may then use the code for any purpose that it desires.

Development is divided into several areas. Each area is managed by an 'owner'.

Area Owner Key contributors
API David Anderson
BOINC Manager Charlie Fenton
Client David Anderson
Mac OS X Charlie Fenton
Testing and release management
Server David Anderson Kevin Reed
Translations of GUI and web text
Unix build system Eric Korpela
Web features David Anderson Rytis Slatkevicius, Janus Kristensen
Windows installer and screensaver

The BOINC development process involves interaction between various groups:


  • Report bugs on the BOINC message boards.
  • These are reported by message board moderators to the relevant area owner.
  • Participants may also file bug reports in Github.

Area owners

  • Fix bugs or delegate to contributors.

Alpha testers

  • Test development releases and report problems via a Web-based system.

Release manager

  • Monitor the Alpha-test results and notify area owners of issues.
  • Decide when to create test releases; communicate with alpha testers via email list.
  • Decide when to make public releases.