Get involved with YugabyteDB
Yugabyte maintainers are strong supporters of open source. YugabyteDB is distributed under the Apache v2.0 license, which is very permissive open source license. We value external contributions and welcome them! To contribute, you can submit GitHub pull requests. This page contains everything you need to get you going quickly.
Learn about the architecture
Read and review the YugabyteDB architecture documentation, which will give an overview of the high level components in the database.
Sign the CLA
Before your first contribution is accepted, you should complete the online form Yugabyte CLA (Contributor License Agreement).
Choose an area
There are a few areas you can get involved in depending on your interests.
C++ code and the unit tests comprise the core of YugabyteDB. Review the Contribution checklist to get started building the codebase and running the unit tests.
Yugabyte uses the Hugo static site generator to build the YugabyteDB documentation. There are two types of docs issues - infrastructure enhancements and adding content. You can follow the steps outlined here to run a local version of the docs site. Next, look at the contributing guide to make your changes and contribute them.
Find an issue
Issues are tagged with other useful labels as described below.
||Bugs can have a small or large scope, so make sure to understand the bug.|
||An issue related to the docs infrastructure, or content that needs to be added to the docs.|
||An enhancement is often done to an existing feature, and is usually limited in scope.|
||A great first issue to work on as your initial contribution to YugabyteDB.|
||Issues that are very useful and relatively standalone, but not actively being worked on.|
||An new feature does not exist. New features can be complex additions to the existing system, or standalone pieces.|
||A question that needs to be answered.|