If you want to contribute to the openmediavault project you have to subscribe a Contributor License Agreement.

The CLA used by openmediavault is a copy of the one used by the Apache Software Foundation for all contributions to their projects. This particular agreement has been used by other software projects in addition to Apache and is generally accepted as reasonable within the Open Source community.

You can easily subscribe the CLA with a single mouse click when submitting a pull request on GitHub.

Note that the CLA is not a transfer of copyright ownership, this simply is a license agreement for contributions. You also do not change your rights to use your own contributions for any other purpose.

Why do i have to subscribe a CLA when contributing to the openmediavault project?

Can I submit patches without having signed the CLA?

No. All contributors and patch submitters must sign the CLA before they submit anything substantial. Trivial patches like spelling fixes or missing words won’t require an agreement, since anybody could do those. However, almost anything will require a CLA.

Contribution rules

Code contributions are welcome, please see <> for requirements.

Anything else?

First time contributors should have a look into this talk.

Other useful information:

How to become a translator?

If you want to help translating the openmediavault web interface please do the following:

  • Subscribe the CLA and send it to the given email address.

  • Create an account at Transifex and join the openmediavault project as translator.

  • You will get notified when your request has been approved. You will be listed as contributor here.