The project is looking for contributors. They could contribute in ways large or small. Their contributions could involve a great variety of different interests, knowledge and skills - see the "Help Wanted" side menu option for more details.
To safeguard both the contributor and the Raquel Database System project, it is desirable that contributors sign a "Contributor Licence Agreement" (= CLA). This is to ensure that a contribution is maintained as a genuine Open Source contribution and cannot later be exploited by Third Parties for their own benefit but to the detriment of the contributor and project. The CLA does not transfer copyright ownership, but rather grants full rights to the project to use contributions while the contributor retains full rights to use their own contributions as they wish.
A CLA is now generally considered desirable for an Open Source project - see chapter 9 of Karl Fogel's book, Producing Open Source Software.
The Raquel Database System project is using this Contributor Licence Agreement. If you would like to contribute to the project, please take a copy of it, complete it, and attach it to an email to
If you have any concerns about the CLA, please email them to