Here are a few guidelines for contributing:
If you would like to contribute to the codebase then please raise an issue to propose the change or feature
Do not work on an issue / PR until it gets a
design/approvedlabel from a maintainer
Do not mix feature changes or fixes with refactoring - it makes the code harder to review and means there is more for the maintainers (with limited time) to test
If you have found a bug please raise an issue and fill out the whole template.
Don't raise PRs for typos, these aren't necessary - just raise an Issue
If the documentation can be improved / translated etc please raise an issue to discuss.
Please always provide a summary of what you changed, how you did it and how it can be tested.
All commits need to be signed-off in accordance with the Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) as per below.
The Derek bot will enforce this policy, if you need help please get in touch.
This project is licensed under the MIT License.
Sign your work
The sign-off is a simple line at the end of the explanation for a patch. Your signature certifies that you wrote the patch or otherwise have the right to pass it on as an open-source patch. The rules are pretty simple: if you can certify the below (from developercertificate.org):
Developer Certificate of Origin Version 1.1 Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 The Linux Foundation and its contributors. 1 Letterman Drive Suite D4700 San Francisco, CA, 94129 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1 By making a contribution to this project, I certify that: (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I have the right to submit it under the open source license indicated in the file; or (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and I have the right under that license to submit that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part by me, under the same open source license (unless I am permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated in the file; or (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified it. (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution are public and that a record of the contribution (including all personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with this project or the open source license(s) involved.
Then you just add a line to every git commit message:
Signed-off-by: Joe Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Use your real name (sorry, no pseudonyms or anonymous contributions.)
If you set your
user.email git configs, you can sign your
commit automatically with
git commit -s.
- Please sign your commits with
git commit -sso that commits are traceable.