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Discovery Sprint Guide Contribution Guidelines

We're glad you're thinking about contributing to our discovery sprint guide!

No one's perfect — especially not us. If you think our guide got something wrong, please let us know. If you're unsure about anything, ask us — or submit the issue or pull request anyway. We love all friendly contributions, and we welcome your ideas about how to keep our guide updated, friendly, and accessible.

Adding or changing guidance

Our process for changing the guide is as follows:

You'll file an issue or submit a pull request asking for a change. (Be sure to let us know why you made the request!). Members of our team will discuss the proposed change and comment on your issue. We'll either add the issue to our backlog so that we can prioritize the work required to implement your change or leave you a note explaining why we chose not to.

  • Filing an issue. See something amiss? Please glance through the existing issues to see if someone has already raised your issue before filing a new issue using our bug report template.
  • Submitting a pull request. Got a better solution in mind? Please glance through our existing pull requests to see if we're already working on a similar idea before submitting a new pull request.

Review process for issues and pull requests

All issues and pull requests will be reviewed using the following process:

  • Read the description of the pull request or issue. Seek to understand the author's perspective.
  • Copy edits: correct and merge
  • Broken links: correct and merge
  • Plain-language: review against plain language guidelines, update and merge
  • New content: review against the below criteria
    • Does it contradict any of the existing content?
    • Does it fill a gap in the current guide?
    • Will it be useful/appropriate for our audiences?
    • Draft or edit new content as needed
    • New content needs to be approved by the assigned documentation managers
    • Provide comments on the pull request on GitHub, as necessary
    • If relevant, offer alternative implementations

Public domain

This project is in the public domain within the United States, and copyright and related rights in the work worldwide are waived through the CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication. All contributions to this project will be released under the CC0 dedication. By submitting a pull request, you are agreeing to comply with this waiver of copyright interest.