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* For information on the ''legal'' structure, see [[Licensing]].}}
The [[ImageJ]] project, and related projects in the [[SciJava]] software ecosystem, are governed as [[
Open Source]] software projects. Everybody is welcome to [[contribute]] with [[plugins]], patches, [[Bugs|bug reports]], [[tutorials]], [[documentation]], and artwork.
That said, every project needs leaders: the ones who participate in ''governance'' of the project, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_maintenance maintaining] the software and making key decisions.