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General discussion and documentation on community practices

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The IPFS community is growing, and already has many resources. We ought to maintain them, build more, and improve all the things. This repository is for meta, non-code discussions (in the issues) and for documents used by multiple repositories, such as the various Contributing guidelines.

NOTE: If you're interested in discussing code, jumping on our community calls, or talking to developers about our overall project management, go to ipfs/pm. We announce our weekly calls in the ipfs/pm issues. You can also open issues in specific repositories (like go-ipfs), and come talk to us on IRC at #ipfs on freenode.

Our goals here are to work on resources that help us with:


These are several community meetups in different areas of the world, organized by the IPFS developers and enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome to participate in their local meetup or be the ones organizing one.

Find the list at:


We have a community Google Calendar you can watch for events and sync to. We will add relevant events concerning IPFS to it, both with geographical and interplanetary (online) locations.

If you know of an event that has a set date and location and is not listed on the calendar, please open an issue on this repository requesting that it be added to the calendar.


We have stickers and we would love to send them to you. Drop your address in this thread or send your request directly to skylar@protocol.ai.

IPFS now has a community swag store where you can purchase additional IPFS items, like shirts. Visit our Swag Store now!


IPFS is an open source project with a large and open community. Listing out all the names of the contributors would result in a very long list, so we made a very large hex grid instead!

The grid keeps growing, find the latest always at the Contributors Hex Grid repo.


Feel free to join in! All welcome. Your best to start is probably either in contributing.md or in the issues.

This repository falls under the IPFS Code of Conduct.

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This repository is mainly for documents. All of these are licensed under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license © 2016 Protocol Labs Inc. Any code is under an MIT license © 2016 Protocol Labs Inc.