We welcome and encourage community contributions to Relax-and-Recover (ReaR) User Guide Documentation.

Where to start?

The best way to directly collaborate with the project contributors is through GitHub:

  • If you want to contribute to our documentation by either fixing a typo or creating a page, please open a GitHub pull request.
  • If you want to raise an issue such as a defect, an enhancement request or a general issue, please open a GitHub issue.
  • If you want us to write or enhance the user guide you can subscribe to our ReaR Subscription program.

Before you start writing, we recommend discussing your plans through a GitHub issue, especially for more ambitious contributions. This gives other contributors a chance to point you in the right direction, give you feedback on your contribution, and help you find out if someone else is working on the same thing.

Note that all submissions from all contributors get reviewed. After a pull request is made, other contributors will offer feedback. If the patch passes review, a maintainer will accept it with a comment. When a pull request fails review, the author is expected to update the pull request to address the issue until it passes review and the pull request merges successfully.

At least one review from a maintainer is required for all patches.

Mastering Markdown

All articles of this user guide are written in Markdown, therefore, please get acquanted with the Markdown language and if you want to highlight special code see also the "syntax highlighting in markdown" page.

Developer's Certificate of Origin

All contributions must include acceptance of the DCO:

Developer Certificate of Origin Version 1.1

Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 The Linux Foundation and its contributors. 660 York Street, Suite 102, San Francisco, CA 94110 USA

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1

By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:

(a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I have the right to submit it under the open source license indicated in the file; or

(b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and I have the right under that license to submit that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part by me, under the same open source license (unless I am permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated in the file; or

(c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified it.

(d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution are public and that a record of the contribution (including all personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with this project or the open source license(s) involved.

Sign your work

To accept the DCO, simply add this line to each commit message with your name and email address (git commit -s will do this for you):

Signed-off-by: Jane Example <>

For legal reasons, no anonymous or pseudonymous contributions are accepted.

Submitting Pull Requests

We encourage and support contributions from the community. No fix is too small. We strive to process all pull requests as soon as possible and with constructive feedback. If your pull request is not accepted at first, please try again after addressing the feedback you received.

To make a pull request you will need a GitHub account. For help, see GitHub's documentation on forking and pull requests.

On the Relax-and-Recover development page under the contibuting section you find an example on how to make a fork of the ReaR User Guide on GitHub.