Origin and history

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Who.png Why Dolibarr as name for this project ?

In a mail found on a mailing-list, we can learn that Dolores Ibárruri was used to found this name.

How do you pronounce name of project ?

Like this: Dawl-eee-bahr

or to put it another way

  • Doll
  • eee
  • bar

Orientation.png History of Dolibarr development

Dolibarr was started by Rodolphe Quiédeville, from scratch, and saved under CVS on Savannah, Jean-Louis Bergamo, another April member, started the foundation management module.

  • First commit was done the 29th April 2002 and Version 1.0 was released in September 2003.

Rodolphe works principally on development and win First Place at the Trophées du libre in 2003, in the category "Enterprise management". This was the reason why other developers discovered this new software. Among them Laurent Destailleur (Also know to be the author of AWStats Log Analyzer and SellYourSaas) realized its first modifications to the project in December 2003. He was then helped by Régis Houssin 1.5 year later, in June 2005. They are the 2 main leaders until today but were helped by many external contributions from other standalone developers or companies. On September 2011, sources were moved onto GitHub and contribution are coming since from all the world.

  • Read page Roadmap for history of other versions.

A lot of other developers, freelances, amateurs or companies contribute, with their tests, their patch submission, their translation to the enhancement of Dolibarr.

Laurent Destailleur is now the project leader since 2008.

The following page Project statistics gives you a view of the evolution of lines of code.

The following page Statistics gives miscellaneous statistics on the Dolibarr project.

Orientation.png The present

Take a look at page Dolibarr_Project for information on the current Dolibarr team.

This is a short video of Dolibarr ecosystem: https://youtu.be/GJ8-r9bHyB8

Dolibarr ecosystem

Orientation.png And the future ?

See last version on page Roadmap