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NOTE: This project is decommissioned and is no longer active. We will leave the repository here along with the JSON schema and the code for the website, but the website itself has been taken down and the domain now redirects to the repository on GitHub.

A JSON schema for open-source project contribution data.

This is currently a proposal and is not yet stable. Suggestions and pull-requests welcome.

This is the current draft. I'm presenting the schema as an example instance using mozilla/bedrock as the subject. Previous discussion can be found in the comments of the original gist.

    // required
    "name": "Bedrock",
    "description": "The app powering (most of)",
    "repository": {
        "url": "",
        "license": "MPL2",
        // optional
        "type": "git",
        "tests": "",
        "clone": ""

    // optional
    "participate": {
        "home": "",
        "docs": "",
        // optional
        "mailing-list": "",
        "irc": "irc://",
        "irc-contacts": [
        "chat": {
            "url": "irc://",
            "contacts": [
    "bugs": {
        "list": "",
        "report": "",
        "mentored": ""
    "urls": {
        "prod": "",
        "stage": "",
        "dev": "",
        "demo1": ""
    "keywords": [


We're currently using the JSON Schema standard and we publish our schema at schema.json.

You can, for example, use the json-schema-validator to validate your own contribute.json against this schema.

Flask app

There's a server-side app that is currently available on

Running the Flask app locally

# clone from the main repo
git clone

# go into the directory
cd contribute.json

# using virtualenv wrapper, create a new virtual environment for the project.
mkvirtualenv contribute.json

# intall the requirements
pip install -r requirements.txt

# install the npm dependencies
npm install

# generate the CSS files (use `grunt watch` to work on the LESS files)
grunt less

# You can run the app with
DEBUG=true python app

open http://localhost:5000/

NB! Most of the functionality is built as an AngularJS app.


To use Sentry you just need to create an environment variable called SENTRY_DSN and it will be used.