Spring Cloud is released under the non-restrictive Apache 2.0 license, and follows a very standard Github development process, using Github tracker for issues and merging pull requests into master. If you want to contribute even something trivial please do not hesitate, but follow the guidelines below.
Before we accept a non-trivial patch or pull request we will need you to sign the Contributor License Agreement. Signing the contributor’s agreement does not grant anyone commit rights to the main repository, but it does mean that we can accept your contributions, and you will get an author credit if we do. Active contributors might be asked to join the core team, and given the ability to merge pull requests.
None of these is essential for a pull request, but they will all help. They can also be added after the original pull request but before a merge.
eclipse-code-formatter.xmlfile from the Spring Cloud Build project. If using IntelliJ, you can use the Eclipse Code Formatter Plugin to import the same file.
.javafiles to have a simple Javadoc class comment with at least an
@authortag identifying you, and preferably at least a paragraph on what the class is for.
.javafiles (copy from existing files in the project)
@authorto the .java files that you modify substantially (more than cosmetic changes).
Fixes gh-XXXXat the end of the commit message (where XXXX is the issue number).