Getting Started as a Contributor

Contributions to the Font Bakery source code and documentation are welcomed! Please read and follow the instructions below to get started.

Getting Started

The project is run on Github, in the typical free software way. We’d love to accept your patches and contributions to this project. There are a few guidelines you need to follow to make that happen.

We use Github’s Issue Tracker to report and track bugs, map out future improvements, set priorities and assign people to them. We only assign an issue to someone when they are going to work on that issue soon. We tag all issues with a priority tag, P0 for “urgent” through P5 for “someday-maybe”. If you find a bug or have an idea, please create a new issue and we’ll be happy to work with you on it!

If you would like to contribute your work on the project source, please review the following and continue to the appropriate section of the documentation to learn how to set up a development environment and propose changes to this project.

Accept the Google Contributor License Agreement

Contributions to this project must be accompanied by a Contributor License Agreement (CLA). You (or your employer) retain the copyright to your contribution this simply gives us permission to use and redistribute your contributions as part of the project. Head over to to sign an agreement.

You generally only need to submit a CLA once, so if you’ve already submitted one (even if it was for a different project), you probably don’t need to do it again.

After your contribution is included, you will be listed in the CONTRIBUTORS.txt and/or AUTHORS.txt files. CONTRIBUTORS.txt is the official list of people who can contribute (and typically have contributed) code to this repository, while the AUTHORS.txt file lists the copyright holders.


Read the Source Code Contributor Guide to learn how to set up a development environment for source code contributions or the Documentation Contributor Guide to learn how to improve our documentation.