# [Enterprise Web Library](http://enterpriseweblibrary.org/) The Enterprise Web Library (EWL) is an extremely-opinionated NuGet package designed to help you build web-based enterprise software on the .NET Framework. See [our web site](http://enterpriseweblibrary.org/) for more information. ## Table of contents * [Introduction](#introduction) * [Documentation](#documentation) * [Support](#support) * [Contributing](#contributing) ## Introduction [William Gross](http://wgross.net/) and Greg Smalter launched this project back in 2004, in closed-source form, as a “standard library” that would eliminate a lot of the duplication that existed across the various line-of-business web applications that they maintained for their clients. It was successful, and after steady improvement each year, they open-sourced the entire library in 2012. William has been the lead developer since then. EWL uses the [MIT License](http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT) and is in production use at [several organizations](http://enterpriseweblibrary.org/usedby/). ## Documentation If you’re new to EWL, please take a look at the **[Getting Started](Documentation/Guides/GettingStarted.md)** guide. Our documentation is included in this repository, in the Documentation directory. See the [table of contents](Documentation/TableOfContents.md). ## Support **Please note:** The EWL Team provides support only to those with paid community membership. Please email email@example.com for more information. If you are not a member of our community, we most likely will not respond to your requests. Please read [Give Away Your Code, But Never Your Time](http://wgross.net/essays/give-away-your-code-but-never-your-time) to understand the rationale behind this. ### Q & A We use the [enterprise-web-library tag](http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/enterprise-web-library) on Stack Overflow for all Q&A. Please post your questions there. ### Community forum Visit our [Community Forum](https://community.enterpriseweblibrary.org/), a place for EWL developers to hang out and talk about whatever is on their mind. ### Bug reports and feature requests We currently use an internal task tracker, which is available to community members. ## Contributing If you would like to contribute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to become a paid member of our community. We generally do not accept contributions from non-members. Please read [Give Away Your Code, But Never Your Time](http://wgross.net/essays/give-away-your-code-but-never-your-time) to understand the rationale behind this.