Evergreen ILS Project

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The Project

The EverGreen site claims it is a: "highly-scalable software for libraries that helps library patrons find library materials, and helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate those materials, no matter how large or complex the libraries."

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Licensing 2 Evergreen claims to be under the GNU GPL, "version 2 or better".
Language ??? For a breakdown of Evergreen's languages, look here. It primarily utilizes SQL (29%), JavaScript (23.9), Perl (21.4), XML (11.2), and C (7.5).
Level of Activity
Number of Contributors 2 from the Evergreen "about" page: "The Evergreen development community is still growing, with about eleven active committers and roughly 80 individuals who have contributed patches (as of April, 2016)."
Product Size 2 Evergreen is a large project, with over 500,000 lines of code. For a breakdown, look here.
Issue Tracker The Evergreen bug tracker has over 1,000 reported bugs. However, some - even those ranked high in important, either do not get resolved, or get resolved slowly. There are only 14 bugs with patches. Either Evergreen does not patch a lot of bugs, or does not report the patching.
New Contributor 2 Evergreen has instructions for New contributors, including IRc chat, mailing lists, Facebook, etc. here
Community Norms 1 The evergreen community appears respectful and professional, but I was unable to find stated rules. For reference, view the bug tracker or any other communication avenue on the "about" page.
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