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3 Below is an example CONTRIBUTING file suitable for a collaborative project on code aurora forum.
5 {{code}}
6 ## Contributing to <project name>
8 Hi there!
9 We’re thrilled that you’d like to contribute to this project.
10 Your help is essential for keeping this project great and for making it better.
12 ## Branching Strategy
14 In general, contributors should develop on branches based off of `master` and pull requests should be made against `master`.
16 ## Submitting a pull request
18 1. Please read our [code of conduct]( and [license](LICENSE.txt).
19 1. [Fork]( and clone the repository.
20 1. Create a new branch based on `master`: `git checkout -b <my-branch-name> master`.
21 1. Make your changes, add tests, and make sure the tests still pass.
22 1. Commit changes to a git branch, making sure to sign-off those changes for the Developer Certificate of Origin with ```git commit -s```
23 1. Push to your fork and [submit a pull request]( from your branch to `master`.
24 1. Pat yourself on the back and wait for your pull request to be reviewed.
26 Here are a few things you can do that will increase the likelihood of your pull request to be accepted:
28 - Follow the existing style where possible. We try and adhere to [pep8](
29 - Write tests.
30 - Keep your change as focused as possible.
31 If you want to make multiple independent changes, please consider submitting them as separate pull requests.
32 - Write a [good commit message](
35 ## Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO)
36 <project name> requires the Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) process to be followed.
38 The DCO is an attestation attached to every contribution made by every developer. In the commit message of the contribution, the developer simply adds a Signed-off-by statement and thereby agrees to the DCO, which you can find below or at
40 <project name> does not merge any pull requests made until each commit has been signed for the DCO.
42 ```
43 Developer Certificate of Origin
44 Version 1.1
46 Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 The Linux Foundation and its contributors.
47 1 Letterman Drive
48 Suite D4700
49 San Francisco, CA, 94129
51 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this
52 license document, but changing it is not allowed.
55 Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1
57 By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:
59 (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I
60 have the right to submit it under the open source license
61 indicated in the file; or
63 (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best
64 of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source
65 license and I have the right under that license to submit that
66 work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part
67 by me, under the same open source license (unless I am
68 permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated
69 in the file; or
71 (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other
72 person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified
73 it.
75 (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution
76 are public and that a record of the contribution (including all
77 personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is
78 maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with
79 this project or the open source license(s) involved.
80 ```
82 ### DCO commit example
84 After committing your changes with `git commit -s`, your message should look something like:
85 ```
86 commit 442deae270bf585052be012b064ed92299e221c4
87 Author: Random Developer <>
88 Date: Sat Oct 21 08:33:15 2017 -0700
90 My example commit message
92 Signed-off-by: Random Developer <>
93 ```
94 {{/code}}

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