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Contributing to Node.js

Contributions to Node.js include code, documentation, answering user questions, running the project's infrastructure, and advocating for all types of Node.js users.

The Node.js project welcomes all contributions from anyone willing to work in good faith with other contributors and the community. No contribution is too small and all contributions are valued.

This guide explains the process for contributing to the Node.js project's core nodejs/node GitHub Repository and describes what to expect at each step.


Code of Conduct

The Node.js project has a Code of Conduct that all contributors are expected to follow. This code describes the minimum behavior expectations for all contributors.

See details on our policy on Code of Conduct.


Issues in nodejs/node are the primary means by which bug reports and general discussions are made.

Pull Requests

Pull Requests are the way concrete changes are made to the code, documentation, dependencies, and tools contained in the nodejs/node repository.

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.