So You Want to Contribute…

For general information on contributing to OpenStack, please check out the contributor guide to get started. It covers all the basics that are common to all OpenStack projects: the accounts you need, the basics of interacting with our Gerrit review system, how we communicate as a community, etc.

Below will cover the more project specific information you need to get started with nova.

Contacting the Core Team

The overall structure of the Nova team is documented on the wiki.

New Feature Planning

If you want to propose a new feature please read the Blueprints, Specs and Priorities page.

Task Tracking

We track our tasks in Launchpad.

If you’re looking for some smaller, easier work item to pick up and get started on, search for the ‘low-hanging-fruit’ tag.

Reporting a Bug

You found an issue and want to make sure we are aware of it? You can do so on Launchpad. More info about Launchpad usage can be found on OpenStack docs page.

Getting Your Patch Merged

All changes proposed to the Nova requires two Code-Review +2 votes from Nova core reviewers before one of the core reviewers can approve patch by giving Workflow +1 vote. More detailed guidelines for reviewers of Nova patches are available at Code Review Guide for Nova.

Project Team Lead Duties

All common PTL duties are enumerated in the PTL guide.

For the Nova specific duties you can read the Nova PTL guide Chronological PTL guide