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# Fabric

## Status

This project is in [Incubation](/community:project-lifecycle#incubation)

## Description

Fabric is an implementation of blockchain technology, leveraging familiar and proven technologies. It is a modular architecture allowing pluggable implementations of various functions. It features powerful container technology to host any mainstream language for smart contracts development.

## Key Characteristics

Permissioned network, core written in Go, chaincode in Go or Java.

## Documentation

* [Main doc](http://hyperledger-fabric.readthedocs.io/en/latest/) * [Starter kit](http://hyperledger-fabric.readthedocs.io/en/latest/starter/fabric-starter-kit/) for application developers * [Development setup](http://hyperledger-fabric.readthedocs.io/en/latest/#fabric-developer-guide) for contributors * [Design docs](https://wiki.hyperledger.org/community/fabric-design-docs) * [Meeting notes](https://wiki.hyperledger.org/community/fabric-notes)

## Project Management

## Repository

* [Gerrit](https://gerrit.hyperledger.org/r/gitweb?p=fabric.git;a=summary) - Main repository * [Github](https://github.com/hyperledger/fabric) - Read-only repository

## Releases

* release-process * [Release history](http://hyperledger-fabric.readthedocs.io/en/latest/releases/)

## Communication

### Mailing List

* [hyperledger-fabric@lists.hyperledger.org](hyperledger-fabric@lists.hyperledger.org) for general discussions ([subscribe](https://lists.hyperledger.org/mailman/listinfo/hyperledger-fabric) - [read the archives](http://lists.hyperledger.org/pipermail/hyperledger-fabric/))

### Slack (for questions and ephemeral discussions)

* [#fabric](https://hyperledgerproject.slack.com/archives/fabric) for general questions * [#fabric-dev](https://hyperledgerproject.slack.com/archives/fabric-dev) for developers questions * [#fabric-dev-env](https://hyperledgerproject.slack.com/archives/fabric-dev-env) for questions about the development environment

## Meeting

* Discussions are conducted on the mailing list to allow for worldwide participation.

## Related Pages

* [Fabric SDK Working Group](groups/fabric-sdk/fabric-sdk-wg)

## History

* [Proposed by Christopher Ferris (IBM) and Tamas Blummer (DAH)](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XECRVN9hXGrjAjysrnuNSdggzAKYm6XESR6KmABwhkE) * [Approved by the TSC on March 31, 2016](https://lists.hyperledger.org/pipermail/hyperledger-tsc/2016-April/000116.html)

community/ft.txt · Last modified: 2017/01/27 18:39 by Ry Jones