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1 - Overview

This document provides the guidelines for how to contribute to the OpenFunction through issues and pull-requests. Contributions can also come in additional ways such as engaging with the community in community calls, commenting on issues or pull requests and more.

See the OpenFunction community repository for more information on community engagement and community membership.


Issue types

In most OpenFunction repositories there are usually 4 types of issues:

  • Issue/Bug report: You’ve found a bug and want to report and track it.
  • Issue/Feature request: You want to use a feature and it’s not supported yet.
  • Issue/Proposal: Used for items that propose a new idea or functionality. This allows feedback from others before code is written.

Before submitting

Before you submit an issue, make sure you’ve checked the following:

  1. Is it the right repository?
    • The OpenFunction project is distributed across multiple repositories. Check the list of repositories if you aren’t sure which repo is the correct one.
  2. Check for existing issues
    • Before you create a new issue, please do a search in open issues to see if the issue or feature request has already been filed.
    • If you find your issue already exists, make relevant comments and add your reaction. Use a reaction:
      • 👍 up-vote
      • 👎 down-vote

Pull Requests

All contributions come through pull requests. To submit a proposed change, follow this workflow:

  1. Make sure there’s an issue raised, which sets the expectations for the contribution you are about to make.
  2. Fork the relevant repo and create a new branch
  3. Create your change
    • Code changes require tests
  4. Update relevant documentation for the change
  5. Commit with DCO sign-off and open a PR
  6. Wait for the CI process to finish and make sure all checks are green
  7. You can expect a review within a few days

Use work-in-progress PRs for early feedback

A good way to communicate before investing too much time is to create a “Work-in-progress” PR and share it with your reviewers. The standard way of doing this is to add a “[WIP]” prefix in your PR’s title and assign the do-not-merge label. This will let people looking at your PR know that it is not ready yet.

Developer Certificate of Origin: Signing your work

Every commit needs to be signed

The Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) is a lightweight way for contributors to certify that they wrote or otherwise have the right to submit the code they are contributing to the project. Here is the full text of the DCO

Contributors sign-off that they adhere to these requirements by adding a Signed-off-by line to commit messages.

This is my commit message
Signed-off-by: Random J Developer <>

Git has a -s command line option to append this automatically to your commit message:

git commit -s -m 'This is my commit message'

Each Pull Request is checked whether or not commits in a Pull Request do contain a valid Signed-off-by line.

I didn’t sign my commit, now what?!

No worries - You can easily replay your changes, sign them and force push them!

git checkout <branch-name>
git commit --amend --no-edit --signoff
git push --force-with-lease <remote-name> <branch-name>

Development Guide

Here you can find a development guide that will walk you through how to get started with building OpenFunction in your local environment.

Code of Conduct

Please see the OpenFunction community code of conduct.

2 - Roadmap

OpenFunction encourages the community to help with prioritization. A GitHub project of OpenFunction’s roadmap is available for the community to provide feedbacks on proposed issues and track them across development.

Please vote by adding a 👍 on the GitHub issues for the feature capabilities you would most like to see OpenFunction support. This will help the OpenFunction maintainers to have a better understanding of your requirements.

Contributions from the community is always welcomed. If there are features on the roadmap that you are interested in contributing to, please comment on the GitHub issue and include your solution proposal.