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If this is your first experience with the Pentaho BI Suite Community Edition, you should read through this short introductory PDF to quickly acquaint yourself with the software.
The Pentaho BI Suite Community Edition is made available free of charge, and distributed under several free-as-in-freedom open source licenses including GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2 and LGPL), Mozilla Public License (MPL) and Common Public License (CPL).
The spirit of free software is community participation and this wiki is for the community and maintained by the community. Please correct mistakes that you find, add detail to unclear sections, add missing content and update documentation as the software changes. It contains hundreds of articles related to every piece of the BI Suite, but it is by no means comprehensive. Contribute whatever documentation you can, preferably following this content template.
Please do not leave comments on Wiki pages if you need help. The Pentaho community forum is the place to post help questions. Non documentation related wiki comments will be deleted immediately and without warning. Use comments only to communicate issues with Wiki pages that you cannot correct yourself through editing the page content. Once the issues identified in comments have been addressed, they will be deleted by the Wiki moderators. Please do not take it personally if your comments are deleted; it is necessary to remove them to avoid cluttering the content.
The easiest way to find content in the Wiki is to use the search box in the upper right, or to use the site: parameter in Google. There are many content spaces in the Pentaho Wiki. The ones that apply directly to Pentaho software documentation are:
Pentaho Data Mining Community Documentation (Pentaho Data Mining)
Latest Pentaho Data Integration (aka Kettle) Documentation (Pentaho Data Integration)
Pentaho Reporting Community Documentation (Pentaho Reporting)
BI Server 2.x-3.x Community Documentation (BI Platform)
The Pentaho community forum
The Pentaho community forum is the best place to ask for help with technical issues relating to Pentaho software. Experienced Pentaho users and Pentaho software engineers regularly participate there.
The Pentaho community IRC channel
You can also get help from other Pentaho users on irc.freenode.net in the ##pentaho channel.
Pentaho professional documentation and support
Pentaho offers technical support, managed builds, patch releases, and professional documentation for Enterprise Edition customers. Learn more about Enterprise Edition here
The Pentaho community space
The pages linked below contain information about Pentaho community events, projects, ideas, and initiatives.