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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Questions on submitting changes to the Log4j2 code base
Date Fri, 08 Jan 2016 20:14:21 GMT

For a more concrete and low-level answer, there are two ways you can
contribute code:

- Create a JIRA (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/log4j2/) and attach
your code as a diff file based on our Git master:
- Do it the GitHub way from https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2


On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 8:13 AM, Bryan Krol <bryan.krol@technergetics.com>

> Hello all,
> As part of some other work I have been doing, our team has decided that it
> would be worth extending the Log4j2 library in such a way as to better
> support logging of security events.  We also thought what we did would be
> of interest to the larger Apache community, mostly because the need for
> application-level security auditing is growing to help mitigate the
> increase of application security incidents. In order to facilitate better
> auditing practices, developers now have a need to include better security
> logging practices in the development process.  Application logs provide
> valuable data for:
>    -
>    Identifying security threats
>    -
>    Monitoring policy violations
>    -
>    Providing details about problems and unusual conditions
>    -
>    Contributing application-specific data for auditing which is lacking
>    in other sources
>    -
>    Helping defend against vulnerability identification and exploitation
>    through attack detection.
> ‚ÄčI have attached a document that more thoroughly explains what we have
> done and what "problems" we were looking to solve with our changes.
> I am looking for some guidance on how I should go about submitting these
> changes back to the Apache Log4j 2.x team for inclusion in the code base. I
> have implemented both the functionality and the appropriate JUnit code for
> testing of the additions.
> If anyone could respond with some information to help, I would greatly
> appreciate it.
> Thank you,
> --
> Bryan Krol
> Software Engineer
> Technergetics, LLC
> bryan.krol@technergetics.com
> Phone: (315) 271-2096
> Fax: (886) 307-4382
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