Thank you for your interest in contributing to Cozy! There are many ways to contribute, and we appreciate all of them.
If you discover a security issue, please bring it to our attention right away! Please DO NOT file a public issue, instead send your report privately to security AT cozycloud DOT cc.
Security reports are greatly appreciated and we will publicly thank you for it. We currently do not offer a paid security bounty program, but are not ruling it out in the future.
While bugs are unfortunate, they’re a reality in software. We can’t fix what we don’t know about, so please report liberally. If you’re not sure if something is a bug or not, feel free to file a bug anyway.
Opening an issue is as easy as following this link and filling out the fields. Here are some things you can write about your bug:
Please keep in mind that:
/docs directory to explain your choices if needed
Pull requests are the primary mechanism we use to change Cozy. GitHub itself has some great documentation on using the Pull Request feature. We use the fork and pull model described there.
Fork the project on GitHub and check out your copy locally.
$ git clone github.com/<USERNAME_GH>/<SLUG_GH>.git
$ cd <SLUG_GH>
$ git remote add fork git://github.com/yourusername/<SLUG_GH>.git
Create a branch and start hacking:
$ git checkout -b my-branch origin/master
Well, we think you know how to do that. Just be sure to follow the coding guidelines from the community (standard JS, comment the code, etc).
Don’t forget to add tests and be sure they are green:
$ cd <SLUG_GH>
$ npm run test
Writing good commit messages is important. A commit message should describe what changed and why.
git rebase (not
git merge) to sync your work from time to time.
$ git fetch origin
$ git rebase origin/master my-branch
$ git push -u fork my-branch
Go to https://github.com/yourusername/<SLUG_GH> and select your branch. Click the ‘Pull Request’ button and fill out the form.
Alternatively, you can use hub to open the pull request from your terminal:
$ git pull-request -b master -m "My PR message" -o
Pull requests are usually reviewed within a few days. If there are comments to address, apply your changes in a separate commit and push that to your branch. Post a comment in the pull request afterwards; GitHub doesn’t send out notifications when you add commits.
Documentation improvements are very welcome. We try to keep a good documentation in the
/docs folder. But, you know, we are developers, we can forget to document important stuff that look obvious to us. And documentation can always be improved.
You can help us by making our community even more vibrant. For example, you can write a blog post, take some videos, answer the questions on the forum, organize new meetups, and speak about what you like in Cozy!