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Open-Source Collaboration

How we handle contributions and collaboration

Issue trackers

Umbraco uses the issue-tracking feature of GitHub across all open-source projects as well as closed-sourced products. 

The issue tracker is a space for any Umbraco user to interact with the community and Umbraco HQ on any bugs, improvements, or feature requests to any of our products. An issue typically covers either a feature request for one of our products or a bug report with details on where a product needs to be improved.

The following issue trackers cover our main products:


Request for comments

Part of our open-source initiative is open interaction with our community when planning new changes to the architecture of the open-source CMS. To do that, we use a process called Request for Comments (RFC).

The Umbraco RFC process is intended to provide a consistent way for Umbraco HQ to facilitate the transparency of decisions made for features and changes in Umbraco products.

An Umbraco RFC is a proposal for a significant change or a new feature.

The RFC process will:

  • Facilitate the transparency of decision-making by Umbraco HQ to Umbraco end-users.
  • Enable individual contributors to help make decisions.
  • Allow domain experts to have input in decisions.
  • Manage the risk of decisions made.
  • Have a snapshot of the context for the future.

For more information check out the RFC documentation on GitHub.

You can also follow current and previous RFCs from GitHub here.

Get started with Umbraco 

If you're just getting started with Umbraco, go look around Our Umbraco. You can find technical documentation, guides for getting started, and the forum, where you can search and ask questions:

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Get to know the friendly community 

You can get involved by helping out on the issue trackers mentioned above ☝️ Other ways to take an active part in the Umbraco community include community teams, meetups, and more:

How to get involved 

Why is Umbraco open-source? 

For us, open source is a strong part of our business strategy that we believe benefits our users, community, and businesses. How can you build a sustainable business around a free product? Find out:

Why open source?

Loved by developers, used by thousands around the world!

One of the biggest benefits of using Umbraco is that we have the friendliest Open Source community on this planet. A community that's incredibly pro-active, extremely talented and helpful.

If you get an idea for something you would like to build in Umbraco, chances are that someone has already built it. And if you have a question, are looking for documentation or need friendly advice, go ahead and ask the Umbraco community on Our.

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