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 python-novaclient.


The nova CLI has been deprecated in favour of the unified openstack CLI. Changes to the Python bindings are still welcome, however, no further changes should be made to the shell.


Please refer how-to-get-involved.

Contacting the Core Team

The easiest way to reach the core team is via IRC, using the openstack-nova OFTC IRC channel.

New Feature Planning

If you want to propose a new feature please read the blueprints 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 python-novaclient requires two Code-Review +2 votes from python-novaclient core reviewers before one of the core reviewers can approve patch by giving Workflow +1 vote..