Commit 1340c4fe authored by Jay Jay Billings's avatar Jay Jay Billings
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Added CONTRIBUTING.md, which I took from the Vert.x repo at

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/eclipse/vert.x/master/CONTRIBUTING.md



We need this to avoid contribution problems in the future and the Vert.x
guys did a great job writing it.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJay Jay Billings <billingsjj@ornl.gov>
parent 89f0d239
# Guide to contributing
Please read this if you intend to contribute to the project.
## Legal stuff
Apologies in advance for the extra work required here - this is necessary to comply with the Eclipse Foundation's
strict IP policy.
Please also read [this](http://wiki.eclipse.org/Development_Resources/Contributing_via_Git)
In order for any contributions to be accepted you MUST do the following things.
* Sign the [Eclipse Foundation Contributor License Agreement](http://www.eclipse.org/legal/CLA.php).
To sign the Eclipse CLA you need to:
* Obtain an Eclipse Foundation userid. Anyone who currently uses Eclipse Bugzilla or Gerrit systems already has one of those.
If you don’t, you need to [register](https://dev.eclipse.org/site_login/createaccount.php).
* Login into the [projects portal](https://projects.eclipse.org/), select “My Account”, and then the “Contributor License Agreement” tab.
* Add your github username in your Eclipse Foundation account settings. Log in it to Eclipse and go to account settings.
* "Sign-off" your commits
Every commit you make in your patch or pull request MUST be "signed off".
You do this by adding the `-s` flag when you make the commit(s), e.g.
git commit -s -m "Shave the yak some more"
## Making your changes
* Fork the repository on GitHub
* Create a new branch for your changes
* Make your changes
* Make sure you include tests
* Make sure the test suite passes after your changes
* Commit your changes into that branch
* Use descriptive and meaningful commit messages
* If you have a lot of commits squash them into a single commit
* Make sure you use the `-s` flag when committing as explained above.
* Push your changes to your branch in your forked repository
## Submitting the changes
Submit a pull request via the normal GitHub UI.
## After submitting
* Do not use your branch for any other development, otherwise further changes that you make will be visible in the PR.
# Credit
This document was originally written by the Vert.x team at
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/eclipse/vert.x/master/CONTRIBUTING.md
We have shamelessly copied, modified and co-opted it for our own repo and we
graciously acknowledge the work of the original authors.
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