LIRC is hosted at SourceForge. You can browse the repository or get a copy of the current source tree using git.
Get the sources:
git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/lirc/git lirc
You need updated versions of libtool, automake and
autoconf to build the necessary files. Old
versions might not work.
Up to version 0.8.7 LIRC was using CVS. The
LIRC CVS repository is not maintained