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Contributing to Pimcore

Bug Reports & Feature Requests

The pimcore team heavily uses (and loves!) GitHub for all of our software management. We use GitHub issues exclusively to track all bugs and features.

  • Open an issue here on GitHub. If you can, please provide a fix and create a pull request (PR) instead; this will automatically create an issue for you.
  • Report security issues only by using this form.
  • Please be patient as not all items will be tested immediately - remember, pimcore is open source and free of charge.
  • Occasionally we'll close issues if they appear stale or are too vague - please don't take this personally! Please feel free to re-open issues we've closed if there's something we've missed and they still need to be addressed.

Contributing Pull Requests

PR's are even better than issues. We gladly accept community pull requests. There are a few necessary steps before we can accept a pull request:

  • Open an issue describing the problem that you are looking to solve in your PR (if one is not already open), and your approach to solving it (no necessary for bug fixes - only feature contributions).
  • Sign the CLA - see also below.
  • Fork us! Code! Follow the coding standards PSR-1 and PSR-2
  • Send a pull request from your fork’s branch to our master branch.

Contributor License Agreement

The following terms are used throughout this agreement:

  • You - the person or legal entity including its affiliates asked to accept this agreement. An affiliate is any entity that controls or is controlled by the legal entity, or is under common control with it.

  • Project - is an umbrella term that refers to any and all Pimcore projects.

  • Contribution - any type of work that is submitted to a Project, including any modifications or additions to existing work.

  • Submitted - conveyed to a Project via a pull request, commit, issue, or any form of electronic, written, or verbal communication with Pimcore, contributors or maintainers.

1. Grant of Copyright License.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, You grant to the Projects’ maintainers, contributors, users and to Pimcore a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute Your contributions and such derivative works. Except for this license, You reserve all rights, title, and interest in your contributions.

2. Grant of Patent License.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, You grant to the Projects’ maintainers, contributors, users and to Pimcore a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable (except as stated in this section) patent license to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell, import, and otherwise transfer your contributions, where such license applies only to those patent claims licensable by you that are necessarily infringed by your contribution or by combination of your contribution with the project to which this contribution was submitted.

If any entity institutes patent litigation - including cross-claim or counterclaim in a lawsuit - against You alleging that your contribution or any project it was submitted to constitutes or is responsible for direct or contributory patent infringement, then any patent licenses granted to that entity under this agreement shall terminate as of the date such litigation is filed.

3. Source of Contribution.

Your contribution is either your original creation, based upon previous work that, to the best of your knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and you have the right under that license to submit that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part by you, or you have clearly identified the source of the contribution and any license or other restriction (like related patents, trademarks, and license agreements) of which you are personally aware.