Getting Involved

The best way to join the community and get involved is to talk with others online or at a meetup and offer contributions. Here are some of the many ways you can contribute to the Barbican project:

  • Development and Code Reviews

  • Bug reporting/Bug fixes

  • Wiki and Documentation

  • Blueprints/Specifications

  • Testing

  • Deployment scripts


You can find Barbicaneers in our publicly accessible channel on OFTC #openstack-barbican. All conversations are logged and stored for your convenience at For more information regarding OpenStack IRC channels please visit the OpenStack IRC Wiki.

Mailing List

The mailing list email is This is a common mailing list across the OpenStack projects. If you wish to ask questions or have a discussion related to Barbican include [barbican] in your email subject line. To participate on the mailing list:


Most of the tools used for OpenStack require a Launchpad ID for authentication. Like other OpenStack related projects, we utilize Launchpad for our bug and release tracking.

Source Repository

Like other OpenStack related projects, the official Git repository is available on; however, the repository is also mirrored to GitHub for easier browsing.


Like other OpenStack related projects, we utilize the OpenStack Gerrit review system for all code reviews. If you’re unfamiliar with using the OpenStack Gerrit review system, please review the Gerrit Workflow wiki documentation.