Added on 18 March 2019

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) will be running two online hack weeks during 2019. The first, which will take place on 8th - 12th April, will focus on development. A second hack week will take place in September, with a goal to update and create new documentation.

What’s the goal?

The aim of the development hack week is to improve JHOVE for the benefit of its users. OPF plans to concentrate on the ‘quick fixes’ to reduce JHOVE’s issue list and make it easier to assign bug fixes and new features to future releases. There is a variety of tasks so everyone should be able to find something they can work on given the time, knowledge and skills available to them.

Why participate?

OPF needs your help! JHOVE is an open source validation tool that is widely used across the global digital preservation community. It is free to download, use and amend to meet your organisation’s requirements. However, it is not free to host, maintain or develop. OPF members support JHOVE financially through part of their membership fees.

OPF is a small team responsible for maintaining other tools in addition to JHOVE. Development effort contributions are received on an ad hoc basis from OPF members and the digital preservation community so the team would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who helps to improve JHOVE for the benefit of the whole community.

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